Job descriptionCompany Description Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose - we call these our '3Ps'. We achieve this in two ways. First we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change 'the system', to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity, and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda. Our Young People and Families hub works with those in trouble, providing early intervention, targeted and specialist support services to those in crisis, leaving care, missing from home or with substance misuse or mental health problems. Services support people no matter what their situation – and have demonstrated a high success rate. County Lines Support and Rescue Service County Lines Support Service: A specialist support service for under 25’s, and their families, who are criminally exploited through county lines in London, the West Midlands, Merseyside, and Greater Manchester. Rescue Service: A rescue service with out of hours capacity to facilitate the safe return home, at a critical teachable moment, of under 25’s from London, the West Midlands, Merseyside, and Greater Manchester, where they are identified outside of their home police force area, in connection with county lines. Job Description The role of Case Worker - County Lines is an excellent opportunity to provide one-to-one tailored support to young people, working collaboratively as part of a multi-agency team, to ensure the safety of young people, and maximise their outcomes. Tailoring support to each young person's individual needs and circumstances, our case workers work as part of the Home Office-funded County Lines Support and Rescue Service.This role requires access to a car, and a full manual driving licence. About You Great verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to maintain relationships with key partner agencies, working effectively as part of a team. Honest and reliable, with a creative and flexible approach to all aspects of work. Strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage conflicting demands through a problem solving and a ‘can do’ attitude. Experience of working with, and delivering training to, young people and professionals, in both group and one to one settings. Strong attention to detail, and knowledge of risk assessments, engagement strategies, intervention strategies, particularly in relation to young people with complex needs. Experience of using recording and data collation systems. Main Duties and Accountabilities Providing appropriate end to end support, and interventions, to a pre-defined caseload of young people, and their families, who are involved in County Lines activity – young people are referred by means of effective assessment, care planning, and risk management. Proactively and continually assessing and managing caseload risks, escalating where necessary through internal and external safeguarding procedures, and adapting case management frequency and methodology to reflect individual needs and circumstances. Ensuring that the diverse needs and aspirations of all groups of service users are considered in service planning and delivery, to enable all service users to fulfil their potential. Liaising effectively with local partner organisations, and other relevant agencies, to ensure effective referrals, care, risk management, and ease of transition and referral, for young people. Promoting the continued joint work of the service, and other partners, acting as a sub-regional or district single point of contact, where required. Please click here to view the full Job Description. Qualifications Experience of working with young people (18-25) and their families, identified as vulnerable or having complex needs, preferably in a community setting. Experience of inter-agency working, preferably with Children's and Family Services/Youth Justice Services/Youth Services. Knowledge of issues around risk and vulnerability amongst young people. Good ICT skills, with experience of using data recording and data collation systems. Additional Information Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 Hours of work: Full time, 37 hours per week Contract: Permanent Flexibility: Hybrid working arrangements available where service delivery allowsRescue Service requires designated staff to be on-call until 10pm (on a rota system).This role requires access to a car, and a full manual driving licence.This post will involve travel across the regional area, and occasional evening and weekend working. Catch22 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers, and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. See the benefits of working for Catch22 here. Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised. At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live. Catch22 is committed to rigorous safeguarding and safer recruitment practices; ensuring that every individual within the organisation has been safely and appropriately checked.
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