Targeted Youth Adviser

England, Essex, Basildon
£24735 - £30000 per annum
03 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2020
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Please note this is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

For applicants who do not hold a Level 6 qualification, the starting annual salary will be £24,735 and the candidate will be put on a training course to acquire this.

The Targeted Youth Adviser will play a key role in developing the Youth Service offer by working with identified Young People who are at risk of not engaging in employment, education and training. TYA's provide in depth, evidence based one to one intensive mentoring, bespoke groupwork packages and positive activities to empower Young People to overcome barriers to education to reach their full potential.

The role supports young people of school age requiring impartial advice and guidance to re-engage in education, as well as progression into post 16 opportunities into appropriate employment, education, training and vocational opportunities. Identifying activity opportunities, enabling them to fulfil their potential and access universal services. You will also engage in mentoring and reintegration work that supports the government's statutory guidance for pupils of alternative provision for those at a compulsory education age.

A broad understanding of the issues affecting young people, barriers to education, opportunities for learning and the services provided by partner agencies is essential.

Contributing to the development of a high-quality targeted service for young people, the role will work with colleagues across the Council and key partners such as Education, Health, Social Services and Youth Offending Service, to ensure the best possible outcomes for young people.

    Responsible for assisting young people to overcome barriers to access universal services and learning or employment, providing impartial advice, information and guidance, supportive of young people's needs and views. Work with young people, their families and schools to remove barriers to education and learning in line with the DfE statutory guidance on Alternative Provision. Carry out young carers statutory assessment of needs, in line with our statutory duty as defined by the Children's and Families Act 2014. Responsible for managing a defined caseload of young people to establish their needs and offer intervention in line with external contracts and create, maintain and review accuracy of records in conjunction with DfE guidance and that of external funders, whilst ensuring compliance with Information Sharing Protocols. Responsible for the effective management of staff; renewing and reflecting on professional practice to achieve continuous improvement in performance. Supporting the development and delivery of intensive support to identified young people a, within a cost recoverable framework to remove barriers to education, employment or training.
Knowledge, skills and experience

    Educated to IAG Qualification, Dip CG, QCG or NVQ 4 LDDS (minimum NVQ 4) level Preferably working towards level 6 LDDS. Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area. A broad understanding of the issues affecting young people, opportunities for learning and the services provided by partner organisations and proven experience in effective collaborative working. Deep knowledge and understanding of the current local offers of support to young people that may facilitate their reintegration. Experience of line management of staff, plus extensive work with young people on a one to one basis and in groups.Proven experience of successfully progressing young people into employment, education and training opportunities..