Children in Need Team, Havenbridge House, Great Yarmouth
£21,858 - £23,137 per annum (Scale I)
29.6 hours per week
Join our other professionals within this multidisciplinary team, consisting of Guidance Advisers, Young Person Advisers, Social Care Workers Family Support Workers and Attendance Improvement Officers. We are also co located with professionals who specialise in the special educational needs processes with whom we work very closely.
This is an opportunity to be responsible for developing working relationships with a caseload consisting of young people aged 13-25, with some degree of additional support needs, in order to assess with them their needs, provide impartial career guidance, advice and advocacy to assist them to make a successful transition with work, training or further education and experience, into adult life.
You will have the opportunity to work within the community in a variety of settings; including mainstream and special schools, colleges and other post 16 providers. With an emphasis on integrated working within the team and multi agency approaches to planning around young people, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of professionals, agencies and providers of training, education and work opportunities. You will also be encouraged to promote a more integrated way of working for young people with this professional network through your day to day work including the use of the Common Assessment Framework.
You will have, as a minimum, a Diploma in Careers Guidance (Dip CG) or Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG) or NVQ 4 in Advice and Guidance or Learning Development and Support Services (LDSS) plus NVQ4 Advice and Guidance units as a minimum level of professional qualifications and have evidence to confirm your knowledge and understanding of career guidance theory.
In addition to this you will have excellent communication skills including the ability to develop a rapport with young people. Your advocacy and negotiating skills will be highly effective. You will have excellent assessment and analytical skills and be able to reflect these in written reports for individual young people. You will also be aware of the importance of maintaining IT based recording and tracking management records to ensure that no young person in Norfolk who is (or likely to be) not in employment, education or training at the end of their school career misses the opportunity for support.
For an informal discussion please contact Teresa Gonzalez (Assistant Team Manager) on 01493 448155.
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Closing date: 26 March 2014