Job descriptionA fantastic opportunity has arisen in Lincolnshire County council Future4Me service for a full time Senior Youth & Community Worker covering the Lincoln & West Lindsey areas of Lincolnshire. We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and committed and qualified Youth Worker to lead our highly innovative and motivated ‘Child First’ Youth Offer in this area of the County. The role Successful candidates will take the lead in ensuring the delivery of youth work opportunities across a defined geographical area that supports at risk and vulnerable young people. The role will be pivotal in the Youth Offer being able to provide resources and opportunities to young people of the community and other services across Lincoln & West Lindsey, as well as support young people access to our countywide projects and services. The role sits as part of the Community & interventions team within the Future4Me service. The team provides both open access opportunities alongside targeted work to support vulnerable and at-risk children and young people. It is comprised of four quadrant-based teams with a central spine of project-based group work programmes that include both statutory and non-statutory provision. The Youth Offer leads in the engagement and development of young people who are at risk or vulnerable and our work complements the casework models of our Future4Me colleagues and other services. This is through open access provision, targeted group work, one to one, in-reach and outreach programmes and holiday provision. Our team We are a countywide provision and there is a requirement to work some evenings and weekends to meet the particular needs of the young people we support. Although roles are based within a specific geographical or project area, we act as one service and will often deploy staff according to need in response to the issues presented. This means you may from time to time be required to work in a different area of the service. About you We are looking for people who have the experience, qualifications and training to: Lead a dedicated team of staff across a large geographical area through a supportive management style Become the main point of contact for the Youth Offer as a whole within Lincoln & West Lindsey Lead the delivery, planning and evaluation process for our open access provision, individual young people and identified projects in the Lincoln & West Lindsey and where appropriate across the County Act as the lead contact for the service in the delivery of face-to-face youth work in Lincoln & West Lindsey Develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with key partners in Lincoln & West Lindsey Hold a countywide profile for specialist areas of work as agreed with the Community & Interventions Practice Supervisor Our offer Along with a competitive salary we are offering: A Contributory pension Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work Flexible working policies Career progression opportunities A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure For an informal discussion about the role please contact David Sampher by emailing [email protected] Interviews will take place on 24th August. Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check. All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application. On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions. Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Fluency Duty In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
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