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We have a new and exciting opportunity for two Targeted Youth Workers to work directly with CAMHS in the new Multi Agency Rapid Response Service which will provide integrated care to support children and young people who experience mental health crisis and social care crisis across Cornwall. The team will provide a new, integrated pathway that will offer support and treatment for families in a joined up way.
Targeted Youth Workers can make a real difference to the young people they support. Their work seeks to promote young people’s personal and social development and enable them to have a voice. It gives young people the confidence and life skills they need to live, learn, work and achieve. Youth work offers young people safe spaces to explore their identity, experience decision-making, increase their confidence, develop inter-personal skills and think through the consequences of their actions.
As a Targeted Youth Worker (TYW) in the Multi Agency Rapid Response Service you will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to support vulnerable young people and their families at risk of admission to acute settings or specialist care by providing intensive support within the home. Through this you will be supporting young people and their families on their journey of recovery, putting the young person and their family at the centre of your work.
TYW’s are expected to hold a JNC Youth Work qualification or a Secondary Teaching qualification with some experience. TYW Workers will carry out assessments with children and families, devise plans of intervention, undertake direct work. Experience in working within a statutory setting would be advantageous.
The office base for this post is tbc. Own transport essential. The post requires an enhanced DBS check.
For an informal discussion contact either Kate Wilson, Service Manager – [email protected]: 07483 340 825
This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.
Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.
Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.
Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.
Our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.
This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.
More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here
We are open to discussion about flexible working.