Adolescent Support Worker
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
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About the team we are recruiting to
We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.
In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes. Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after.
The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families. It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together.
Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does. We will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads. Children’s Services is proud of its workforce, who are committed, dedicated, and work to a high standard. We are seeking other like minded practitioners who would like to join us. We pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold respectful practice at the centre of all we do.
Edge of Care is an innovative, dynamic and creative service, that has a clear aim to safely prevent and reduce the number of children and young people from entering the care system in Coventry. With a workforce that has commitment to safely keep families together as a unit by strengthening, improving and re-building relationships. We are passionate about delivering ground-breaking solutions to promote sustainable change for our families, we encourage individuals to make informed choices about their own lives and involve them in all aspects of the work.
What is the job role?
Edge of Care is a service that supports young people at risk of entering care to stay with their families. We use evidence-based, models of practice and assist families to make significant, positive changes. The work builds on a family’s strengths and introduces coping strategies. It mixes practical support with strong challenge, to address complex and enduring needs.
Team members engage young people and their families to defuse crisis within the home. They assess problems, develop measurable goals, and help the whole family acquire the skills necessary to achieve them.
Cases will span a wide range of issues including family conflict, absence from home, sexual exploitation, educational issues, anti-social behaviour, and substance abuse. Working closely with other agencies and local services, you will be on the front line of an approach that improves behaviours, relationships, confidence, aspiration, employability, living conditions, and mental and physical health.
As an Adolescent Support Worker, you will take on a portfolio of cases, working directly with young people and families in their homes. Providing a flexible crisis response service with safeguarding at its heart, you’ll complete an initial assessment and develop strong skills in delivering intensive interventions.
Fixed term for 12 months.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an Adolescent Support Worker to rise to the challenge of supporting children and young people to remain at home.
In this role, you will be working with Children and young people open to children’s social care services.
It is essential that you bring the experience of working with “Children and families” and hold at least a Level 3 NVQ in Children and young people.
EOC keeps Children and Young People at the Heart of all our work, we listen, respond, and value our families and communities.
This is an exciting opportunity to have a role in combining direct practice and contribute to service and professional development.
Are you innovative, positive, dedicated, and not afraid of change or challenge? Then help us to transform the lives and futures of children & young people on the “Edge of Care”.
You will need to be passionate about working with Children, Young people, and their families and have a reassuring presence, be calm in a crisis, and be able to work with families in their homes, helping them make the necessary changes to stay together.
You are a team player with a flexible approach, willing to work on a shift basis that includes evenings and weekends.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date: 26:10:2023
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies
Coventry City Council