SEND Young Peoples Case Worker

Location
London (East), London (Greater)
Salary
SO2 - £31,953 - £33,627
Posted
27 Jul 2017
Closes
14 Aug 2017
Ref
CSD00304
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

To work within an extremely busy SEND Information, Advice and Support Service in Tower Hamlets working directly with young people 14-25. The Young Peoples Advice Centre (YPAC) is a dynamic new service which has gone through period of rapid development.

To provide impartial, expert advice on Education, Health and Social Care to young people with SEND ensuring their voices are heard and understood

 To support participation of young people in informing and influencing the development of SEND policy and practice and to assist in the further development of impartial and confidential service 

Key Responsibilities

To manage a large diverse caseload providing intensive, specialist advice and ongoing support for young people with SEND

To develop and promote best working practices and empower young people to have their voices heard.

To carry out, where appropriate outreach work which engages with young people at risk of social exclusion

To provide evening and weekend Drop In sessions for young people to be able to access information and advice. 

Requirements

We are looking for a flexible committed individual who has direct experience of working with vulnerable young people and thrives in a very fast paced environment. The postholder will have experience of doing complex casework with range of young people and have sensitive awareness of issues affecting young people with SEND

Must be able to work evenings and weekends. 

Additional Information

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Ability to work on own

Fixed Term contract renewable in April 2018

For more information please contact Jenny Miller, Head of Parent’s Advice Centre, on 020 7364 7127 or email jenny.miller@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers

 Closing Date: 14 Aug 2017