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Outreach Support Worker

S02 £31,953 - £33,627 p.a.

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Children Employment and Skills
S02 £31,953 - £33,627 p.a.
1 Permanent & 1 Fixed term until 31 March 2019
Full time 35 hours per week
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Laycock Centre, Laycock Street
S02 £31,953 - £33,627 p.a.
04/03/2018 23:59

Islington Council has worked hard to establish a shared vision across agencies for the delivery of services to young people and their families. The recruitment to the post of Outreach Support Worker is a new joint approach between the Council’s Alternative Provision (AP), New River College (Pupil Referral Unit) and Early Help services. The successful candidate will carry out work across the services.

The post holder will be responsible for improving outcomes for young people through effective delivery of targeted interventions, offering intense support to a small caseload of young people with multiple and complex needs. The focus will be to proactively engage with young people to support improving school attendance, reducing risk of exclusion and encouraging positive achievement. In addition, the post holder will work with schools to help identify pupils who are at risk of being referred to Alternative Provision.

You will require extensive experience of working with children, young people and their families who present with challenging behaviour and complex needs. You will be required to work flexibly, independently and responsively within a changing environment. Excellent communication skills, both oral and in writing, and ICT competency is essential.

We offer a stimulating and highly supportive working environment, with an exemplary range of multi-agency support with both clinical and group supervision. The established teams within Islington Council’s Children’s Services have a significant evidence base of positive outcomes for families and carry high regard both locally and nationally for innovative practice with hard to engage families.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Adelle Henry (Stronger Families Education Lead) on 0207 527 7771.

Closing Date: Sunday 4 March 2018 23:59
Interview/Testing date: Week commencing 2 April 2018

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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