Targeted Prevention Worker
Working as part of Children’s Services will provide a challenging and rewarding career. We have high ambitions for the children and young people of Kensington and Chelsea. We have formed a bi-borough Children’s Services team with colleagues from Westminster City Council. Our services, which include education, family services and safeguarding, have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and our drive to be the best doesn’t stop there. By working with us, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to young people in one of the world’s most diverse cities.
If you would like to play a part in this unique team, please take a look at the vacancies below.
The Targeted Prevention Team is a highly skilled team, dedicated to reducing the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. As the specialist NEET service within the borough, the Targeted Prevention Team is looking for an experienced and highly skilled Careers Adviser or Youth Worker with extensive experience of working with young people who are NEET, 'at risk' of becoming NEET and/or who are disengaged from education, training and employment opportunities.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
Within the role, you will hold a diverse caseload of NEET young people with varying needs ranging from early school leavers, young mothers/fathers, Special Education Needs and Disabilities and other identified groups of vulnerable young people. Being able to build a quick rapport with young people is paramount and communicating clearly is highly desirable.
You will possess excellent knowledge of education and training qualifications, such as Apprenticeships, Technical Levels, Vocational qualification as well as labour market information.
You will need a strong ability to work to individual and team targets, with good administration and ICT skills.
Working within the council and the team, you must be able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders, be willing to collaborate within a multi-departmental setting and always work to meet the diverse needs of NEET young people.
We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.
We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.