We are seeking an Adviser to work as part of a small team that undertakes the tracking of NEET and not known young people in the County.
By using the web, social media and telephone, you will to contact young people and provide information and support on learning, employment and personal development opportunities.
You will collect data from schools, colleges and providers to support the process. Support young people to address their barriers by referral to NEET CROs, other YST staff or other agencies.
Work with partners who support NEET young people to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Manage a caseload of young people virtually using telephone, internet and social media and record information on progress and outcomes using the IYSS database.
Person Specification for NEET Youth Adviser
- Professional qualification (minimum level 3 NVQ or other approved course in social care, education, youth work, advice and guidance, criminal justice or health)
- Experience in a relevant area of work e.g. Youth Work, Social Care, Family Support, Youth Offending, Connexions, IAG, Health
- Experience of working with young people, their families and communities, particularly those at risk of social and educational exclusion
- Experience of undertaking thorough assessment of need and risk and the development and implementation of suitable plans/interventions in response to need
- Experience of partnership working and development of multi-disciplinary approaches to work with young people
- Knowledge of safeguarding requirements with the ability to make sound judgement in relation to risk and protection
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation that impacts on vulnerable young people and ability to interpret and apply information
- Experience of working in informal arenas and being accountable for decisions and actions taken
- Handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy
- Work under own initiative and take responsibility for decisions taken
- Ability to involve young people in the design and delivery of services, interventions and programmes
- Understanding of and commitment to the vision and objectives of the service
- Resilience and capacity to deal with demanding and challenging situations, young people and their families
- Demonstrate an understanding and active commitment to equality and diversity
- Work out of normal office hours; this is a 9 til 9 service
- Ability to travel
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