Location:Haringey Council - Alexandra House
Closing Date:02 Oct 2022
Salary: £51717 – £57084 per annum
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 16th October 2022
Shortlisting Date: Friday 21st October 2022
Interview Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2022
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year-olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.
About the Role
Violence and Exploitation Team delivers intensive outreach intervention with young people at high risk of becoming involved in group related offending, county lines, serious youth violence including gangs and child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation; and/or who are missing, vulnerable and exploited.
You will be responsible for:
- Ensuring timely and effective decision making, case allocation and effective multi-agency working. • Empowering and inspiring a team of Family Support and Social workers to get the best outcomes for children.
- Accountability for the performance of your team, delivering regular reflective supervision and can motivate your team to achieve excellence.
To be considered for this fantastic opportunity it is essential the successful candidate is educated to degree level and holds a qualification and is a Registered Social Worker.
The ideal candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding of legislative framework and polices relating to young people’ services, including safeguarding and child protection, health and safety at work etc. You will have an excellent working knowledge of current policy and practice relating to vulnerable young people with specific reference to youth offending, gangs, Priority and Prolific Offenders, Contextual Safeguarding Issues and substance misuse.
Additionally, you will have a good knowledge of the risk factors for young people / young adults associated to negative outcomes together with an awareness of the challenges linked to youth violence and offending.
The successful candidate will be able to work alongside a range of statutory and community services to reduce risk.
As an employer of choice, Haringey Council offers an extensive benefits package including excellent pension scheme and continued professional development.
For a full list of benefits on offer, please visit: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working-children-and-young-people-s-service