SHiFT Practice Co Ordinator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/02/2024 12:00
£24,294 - £24,702
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Redcar and Cleveland
Number of posts:
Closing date:
25 Feb
Further Information
SHiFT Practice Co Ordinator
GRADE: C+ - £24,294 - £24,702
Location: Redcar and Cleveland
Hours: Full Time 37 hours per week

Growing up is risky business. Current responses to children who are caught in, or at risk of, the destructive cycle of crime, don’t always give children and families the support they need to move to a place of safety where harm to self and others is reduced. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council in partnership with SHiFT, are determined to change this, for the better.

SHiFT Redcar and Cleveland are looking for exceptional practitioners from all backgrounds, who are creative, tenacious, and flexible changemakers, to work intensively alongside the most vulnerable children in Redcar and Cleveland to break destructive cycles of crime and to influence system change. If this sounds like you, and you’d thrive in a fast-paced, outcomes and child focused culture, then we want to hear from you!

SHiFT Redcar and Cleveland will work consistently, using the Breaking Cycles Model, with a small number of children, young people and their families. The focus will be to work with children and young people from the age of 10 up to 18 years within our local demographic.

All SHiFT Guides start with aspiration and belief in all young people. Guides work alongside and across the statutory system, ensuring duplication is avoided and scarce resources are directed and purposeful. Guides will be singularly focused on delivering exceptional outcomes for the children and young people they work with, doing whatever it takes to get results.

SHiFT Lead Guides are highly skilled professionals who may come from a wide range of backgrounds; this could be experienced social workers, teachers, youth workers, youth offending practitioners or other professionals with strong leadership experience who want to invest in meaningful, skilled and direct work with children and are able to lead a small team of SHiFT guides.

We are interested in your values and experience, so if in doubt about the role, please ask!

Challenging disproportionality is a key priority for SHiFT. In seeking to achieve this, we understand the value and importance of recruiting and retaining a workforce which represents the children we seek to support. We therefore actively encourage applications from under-represented groups. 

SHiFT Redcar and Cleveland will be located within the Vulnerable Adolescents and Independent Review Service Area of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s Children and Families Directorate. SHiFT will work in parallel with and have the support of our SAFE (Safeguarding Adolescents from Exploitation) and NWD (No Wrong Door) teams and will work with Youth Justice, Education, and the wider Children’s Services, in addition to SHiFT National.

There are 3 separate roles available: SHiFT Lead Guide, SHiFT Guide and SHiFT Practice Co-ordinator all on 3 year fixed term full time contracts.

Working directly for Redcar and Cleveland Council and benefitting from high support and high challenge from SHiFT, a national charity .
A wide range of employment benefits . 

The Role: SHiFT Practice Coordinator

At the heart of all successful SHiFT Practices is the SHiFT Practice Coordinator. Practice Coordinators provide:

Comprehensive and highly efficient administrative support, including data collection/analysis.
Communications and event management.
General assistance across the Practice enabling Guides to perform their duties effectively and efficiently.
This role needs someone well organised and enthusiastic, who pays close attention to detail, to support a fast-paced and busy SHiFT Practice. 

Not quite the role for you, but excited to join the SHiFT movement in a different way? We are also advertising for a Lead Guide and for four SHiFT Guides, Follow the links below for more info.
Closing Date: Sunday 25th February 2024
Interviews to take place Friday 8th March 2024
Please note this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about these positions please contact Nikky Henry, Vulnerable Adolescents and Independent Review Service Manager Nikky.Henry@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk or Rebecca Cheesman, Resource Manager Rebecca.Cheesman@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
Please note
This job is closed for applications.