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£14.00 - £16.00 per hour



Misbah Baig

  1. Target young people at greatest risk of social and educational exclusion including young offenders, care leavers, young parents, homeless young people, NEETs, LDD clients, drug and alcohol misuse, children looked after and children at risk of sexual exploitation.


  1. Manage a caseload of young people, regularly review their progress and assess the level of support required.


  1. Assess need and provide structured and individual support to young people using the current and relevant assessment and planning tools.


  1. Plan, implement, record, monitor, evaluate and evidence individual group and project work sessions that builds on existing protective factors and reduces the risk of social exclusion, offending and school exclusion, risk taking behaviour and exploitation.


  1. Actively engage young people in making well-informed and realistic decisions about their future learning, the consequences of their actions and career choices and enable their development into effective adults;


  1. Work with parents, carers, families and schools to ensure that they are appropriately engaged in the support process and they know how information, advice and guidance, preventing offending and social exclusion services can be accessed to provide support and direction for their children and school.


  1. Communicate with young people and their parents, carers and schools, specifically where special needs and LDD have been identified, engage with and seek support from specialist agencies where required;


  1. With support from a team leader or court officer, initiate and carry through legal proceedings


    1. under the Education Act 1996/2000 against parents/carers who fail to ensure that their children’s regular attendance at school, and/or


    1.  apply to Family Proceedings Court under the Children Act 1989 for Education Supervision Orders for children who are failing to attend school regularly;


    1. Carry out home visits for children who have been missing for 10 days with a focus on safeguarding.


  1. Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in line with procedures;


  1. Maintain up to date and accurate electronic records and provide reports on clients as and when required;


  1. Complete and facilitate evaluation of work and reflective practice.


  1. Undertake assessments and deliver interventions in relation to crime prevention triage and conditional caution cases to reduce the risk of offending and risk of harm. Other assessments including counselling assessments.


  1. Receive referrals from colleagues and a range of partners, as a commissioned service or as a provider of early intervention and prevention services


  1. Represent and promote the service at events, community forums, multi-agency groups or other meetings as required.


  1. Develop and deliver accredited learning including sexual health and anger management programmes. Support the delivery of alternative education including basic skills support where required and delivery of information, advice and guidance.


  1. Support young people with engagement in challenging residential experiences – DofE, Family programmes


  1. Carry out detached youth work in identified areas of need. Deliver interventions with clear outcomes within this environment through identifying and working with key partner agencies.



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