Children’s Team Assistant (NG18)
Ace Appointments Midlands Ltd are seeking an experienced Children’s Team Assistant based with a client in Nottinghamshire.
Work location: NG18
Total hours per week: 37
Working hours: standard office based hours but some flexibility to work outside of these is ideal.
This role will require the successful candidate to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.
Experience – Essential:
- Experience of working under pressure and dealing with conflicting demands, including working to deadlines.
- A minimum of two years’ experience of working with children/young people and their families.
- Experience of working within the Youth Justice System.
- To assist with enforcement of statutory court orders and other agreed programmes in accordance with National Standards and other legislation and guidelines.
- To be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable young people in relation to your work role and ensure that your line manager is made aware of and kept fully informed of any concerns which you may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection.
- To assist in the delivery of intervention programmes in support of Final warnings. statutory orders and preventative initiatives.
- To use manual and computerised systems for recording of information and data, and ensure that all relevant records and documents are managed in accordance with policy and guidance.
- To attend court hearings and participate in meetings, case conferences, reviews, planning meetings and other forum as required and appropriate.
- To contribute in the preparation of Pre-Sentence and other reports as required.
- To maintain effective liaison and work in partnership with managers. staff and other agencies, organisations and individuals as required and appropriate. Also, in accordance with relevant legislation, to take care of your health, safety and welfare, and that of other persons who may be affected by your performance.
- To visit young people at home and other external venues as appropriate in accordance with national Standards and other Policy, Practice, Procedures.
- To participate in maintaining office duty and reporting systems, seeing children, young people and parents/carers by appointment, dealing with in-service and external enquiries, providing support, assistance and information as required, recognising the need to involve other more experienced staff where appropriate.
- To participate in annual personal development plans, formal supervision and approved appraisal processes and attend training courses as required.
- Work unsociable hours as required.
- Have regard at all times for the confidential nature of the work.
Qualifications – Essential:
- Educated GCSE Level C of equivalent and proven ability within a previous work setting.
- Driving licence unless registered disabled.
Knowledge – Essential:
- Insight into the needs of children and young people and factors that contribute to offending behaviour.
- Equal Opportunities, anti-discriminatory practice and the needs of disadvantaged groups.
Skills / Abilities – Essential:
- Use of information technology and computer applications.
- Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Ability to work on one’s own initiative.
Should you be interested in this job role, please submit your CV to Elisabeth Best , Elisabeth.Best@aceleicester.com, for consideration.