Exploitation/APVA Support Worker.3726

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/09/2020 00:00
£24,313 - £26,999
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
"Northumbria House, Cramlington"
Closing date:
18 Sep
Further Information

This is an exciting time to join Northumberland’s Adolescent Service which incorporates the 14+ / 18+ Teams, Youth Justice Service, SORTED, the Youth Service, Accommodation Service and also includes co-located workers from Northumbria Police.

We are seeking to appoint a self motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Adolescent Service but work with teams from across the County in adopting a consistent and robust approach to working with APVA and child exploitation.

If you have excellent communication, assessment and intervention skills and a commitment to high quality practice, then you might be the right person to join our Adolescent Service.

This is a newly developed post which will operate out of the Adolescent Service, however have far reaching opportunities across the County to further develop the Local Authority approach to APVA and child exploitation. The successful candidate will work at an operational level, offering:

Targeted pieces of work with the whole family to reduce the risks posed by APVA and Exploitation.

Needs assessments for those young people.

Advice and guidance to the workforce around understanding and management of APVA and exploitation.

Training to the workforce and partners around APVA and Exploitation.

About You

You will have experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment, ideally with direct experience of APVA/Child Exploitation.

You will always want to hear the child’s voice and ensure that this is taken into account.

You will have excellent communication skills, be able to make decisions and recommendations in a fast paced environment and be able to convey complex messages in a straightforward way, both verbally and in writing.

You will be able to contribute to the development of the Service.

You will be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of children and families.

You will not be afraid to think creatively to solve problems.

You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances to improve their overall outcomes.

You will care enough to want to make a difference - every day.

If your skill-set includes the above, come and join a progressive and innovative organisation which values all of our employees.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We offer:

A competitive salary with a wide range of additional benefits, the opportunity to continually develop skills and experience across a range of different specialist teams within Children’s and Adult’s Services across rural and urban localities.
Regular line supervision
A supportive environment
Career progression opportunities
Induction, support and mentoring
Flexible working

The salary for this position is £24313 - 26999



For an informal discussion, please contact Leigh Graham via email at leigh.graham@northumberland.gov.uk

The closing date for this role is 17th September at midnight

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or emailRebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.