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Programme Officer

Posted 6 March by CF Appointments Ended

Programme Officer

Full time - fixed term contract until 31st March 2019

County wide - Initial base London Road, Gloucester

Salary - £21,719 pa

Gloucestershire Youth Support Team is an award winning partnership between Prospects and Gloucestershire County Council. They provide a multi disciplinary response to the needs of presenting young people and their families.

The fast track team is the first point of contact for the majority of young people entering the service. They provide an initial screening, time limited development programmes and appropriate sign posting.

This role is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and motivated individual to assist in the development of the team. If you have the skills and enthusiasm to engage effectively with young people and their families the this role could be suitable for you.

This is a countywide post, so the post holder will be expected to travel across the county.

To support the Police both in community and custody settings to make timely informed decisions when engaging with young people

To ensure that the Police are supported to provide a suitable response to young people that takes account of their needs and vulnerabilities including safeguarding concerns, special education needs and other welfare considerations

To provide professional support to young people to ensure their custody experience is more efficient, effective, preventative and leads to the most appropriate support and referral

To work in partnership with colleagues and other related agencies to ensure a cohesive response

Person Specification

  • Professional qualification (minimum level 3 NVQ or other approved course in social care, education, youth work, advice and guidance, criminal justice or health)

  • Experience in a relevant area of work e.g. Youth Work, Social Care, Family Support, Youth Offending, Connexions, IAG, Health

  • Experience of working with young people, their families and communities, particularly those at risk of social and educational exclusion

  • Knowledge of safeguarding requirements with the ability to make sound judgement in relation to risk and protection

  • Handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy

  • Resilience and capacity to deal with demanding and challenging situations, young people and their families

  • Work out of normal office hours; this is a 9 till 9 service

  • Ability to travel- a driver with access to own vehicle would be an advantage.

    "Prospects is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and eliminating discrimination, as a core value. We are determined that the principles of equality and diversity will underpin all our activities. We welcome applications from every section of the community, particularly from people with disabilities who are underrepresented in the Company."

Required skills

  • Advice
  • Diversity
  • Guidance
  • Social Care

Reference: 34615602

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