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Family Support Worker

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Peter Webster Centre, Sheffield Rd, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 8 £11,828.52 - £12,783.96 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
18 hours and 30 minutes per week
Closing Date
28 August 2022
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Derbyshire Youth Offending Service works with young people aged 10-17 on both court orders and out of court disposals.  Our Vision is to work with children, young people, and their families to understand their needs and the factors leading into offending.  Helping children identify their strengths and aspirations and be supported to achieve positive outcomes and reduce their likelihood of offending. Ensuring victims are supported and their voice is heard to increase their confidence in the Youth Justice System.

This post is within the County Team working with young people who receive out of court disposals. One of the priorities for the service to is to ensure that young people are not criminalised unnecessarily. The successful candidate will work with children and their families to complete an holistic assessment to determine if they are suitable to receive an out of court disposal.  If agreed interventions are then undertaken with the child based on an action plan agreed between the worker and the child and their family. 

The successful candidate will be expected to work with minimal supervision and possess skills around engaging and motivating young people. Experience of working with young people is necessary including following intervention programmes. The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate administration and IT skills and have a flexible approach to work. Good communication skills and the ability to work to deadlines are essential

Provisional interview date: 9 September 2022

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.