Vacancy Hours: full/part time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Contract End Date 31st December 2024
Weekend Working: Occasional
Interview Date: Friday 9th December
Venue for Interview: Northallerton
Title: Children and Families Support Worker – Minority Inclusion Support Team (MIST)
Locations: County-wide. We are especially interested to meet applicants based in the Scarborough, Harrogate & Selby areas, or those who would be happy to work mainly in these areas. Ability to travel around the county is essential.
Please state on your application your preferred working locations.
Contract: Full Time/Part Time, Fixed Term for 2 years
Salary: £22777-£24948 (pro rata if part time)
The Minority Inclusion Support Team is a part of Early Help, which is placed within North Yorkshire County Council’s Children & Families Service.
The number of international new arrivals in North Yorkshire has increased significantly over recent years with the arrival of children and families through UK Resettlement Schemes, the Afghan relocation programme, and the Homes for Ukraine scheme, along with growing numbers of families seeking asylum in the UK.
The specific focus of the Minority Inclusion Support Team is to offer support and guidance to international new arrivals, including refugees and asylum seekers, and those from other vulnerable groups, along with the schools and agencies who support them.
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, supportive and highly motivated individuals who are passionate and experienced in working with vulnerable children, young people & families.
We would be especially keen to receive applications from those with recent experience of working with international new arrivals, and a good knowledge and understanding of the challenges being faced by these children and families.
This exciting post will give you opportunities to:
- Work directly with children, young people and their families, to ensure they have the right support at the right time.
- Work with schools and other key professionals to co-ordinate an effective network of support to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
- Work in a rewarding role where every day can be different.
- Be part of an experienced and supportive team, working with like-minded people.
- Access outstanding training and career progression opportunities across Children and Families Service.
- We offer regular 1-1 and group based supervisions and take a collaborative team approach in delivering best practice across the service.
- You will receive an excellent rewards package including agile working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance.
Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. We are especially keen to hear from candidates who are fluent in English and can speak either Dari, Pashto, Ukrainian or Russian. Although this is desirable it is not essential.
For further information on the role please contact Sue Wadsworth: Sue.Wadsworth@northyorks.gov.uk
NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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