City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Details
Posted
Application deadline 21st February 2019
Job reference CHEC001037
Job location York
Hours per-week 18.5
Salary £Grade 8 Level 1- 4 (£25,882 to £29,199 per annum) reduced pro-rata

City of York Council have an exciting opportunity for a Child in Need Practitioner, based within the 0-14 years Children’s Health and Disability Team. The team focuses on the delivery of services for children and young people with disabilities, including complex health needs as well as with children and young people who have life limiting conditions.

 

Sitting within the wider Disabled Children’s Service, the Children’s Health and Disability team is an experienced, stable and motivated team, working closely with Special Educational Needs, Short Break Services and the psychology led Family Intervention Rapid Support Team.

We pride ourselves on listening to children, respecting their views and championing their rights, ensuring that each child’s voice informs all of our work. We work with children and their families in a person centred way as well as working with a range of professionals to develop effective, multi-agency plans with measurable outcomes.

 

The team support families to care for their children through the provision of assessed short breaks, which can include providing direct payments, community short breaks or overnight provision.

 

The successful candidate will provide services to children and their families and will have responsibility for a Child in Need caseload. This will include working closely with social work colleagues as well as taking part in a duty system.

 

You will be expected to demonstrate an ability to draw from a range of different validated models of parenting support, direct work skills and evidence based tools. The work focuses on achieving change and promoting positive outcomes for children and young people, with a permanent and substantial impairment or illness.

All work is delivered in line with agreed child in need plans and are subject to regular child in need reviews.

You will be expected to develop close working collaborative relationships with a range of multi-agency partners and internal colleagues. You will receive regular supervision and report to the Practice Manager for the Children’s Health and Disability Team.

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a wider competitive package, including;

*      Manageable caseloads

*      Local Authority pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlements and a salary sacrifice scheme to assist with the purchase of travel, child care, cars and IT equipment.

*      Agile and flexible working including technological support, access to ‘pool cars’, easy access to your peers, supervisors and managers.

*      Confidential free coaching support

 

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

The postholder will have access to secure government sites or email. In order to use these systems, the Cabinet Office requires the HR Team to carry out Baseline Personnel Standard Security (BPSS) checks.

 

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.

 

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Claire Moody, Practice Manager – Children’s Health & Disability Team, claire.moody@york.gov.uk or on 01904 555168

 

To apply please visit https://jobs.york.gov.uk/ and search the vacancy ref CHEC001037

 

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