Children and Young Person’s Therapeutic Support Worker (Paid Role)

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Children and Young Person’s Therapeutic Support Worker  
Part-time, fixed term for 2 years (with possible extension)
£26, 470 (pro-rata) pay scale 29, with yearly cost of living increase (if applicable) 

Benefits
Company Pension Scheme

Location
With a base in Nottingham City Centre (NG1) the Children and Young Person’s Therapeutic Support Workers will work across Nottinghamshire.

Hours of work
22.5 hours per week, worked over 3 days Monday-Saturday.  Two vacancies available.

Introduction
Employed by Nott’s SVS Services, working in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, this is an exciting opportunity to provide therapeutic support to children and young people who have accessed services at the Nottinghamshire Hub of the East Midlands Children and Young Peoples Sexual Assault Service.

Job purpose
We are looking for experienced Children and Young Person’s Therapeutic Support Workers to provide sensitive, client-centred, non–judgmental support to survivors, aged 13-17 years, of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.

Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the triaging of children and young people, aged 13-17 years, that have been referred for support coordinating the referral process from initial contact through to referrals to the appropriate agency, including safeguarding where appropriate.
  • To provide a holistic needs assessment, initial and on-going support to the client and their families and carers implementing the appropriate processes to ensure that the clients’ holistic needs are met including referrals to appropriate local services.
  • To provide up to 10 short term support sessions.
  • To provide expert information and advocacy support for clients referred by EMCYPSAS who have been affected by sexual violence.

Essential experience, qualifications & skills

  • A degree in counselling and evidence of extensive professional experience working with children in a supporting capacity
  • In-depth knowledge of issues experienced by children and young people, particularly in relation to rape and sexual assault
  • Experience of devising and coordinating support plans
  • Experience of carrying out holistic risk and needs assessments and making safeguarding referrals
  • Experience of organising and prioritising a complex workload, working to tight deadlines and being self-servicing in administrative duties
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency setting and partnerships working with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies

Further information or requirements
Applicants who successfully pass the initial set questions will be sent an application pack. A completed application form is needed in order to fully apply for this post.
Successful applicants will be subject to NPPVL2 Nottinghamshire Police Vetting
Applicants will be required to work and travel across Nottinghamshire.

Closing date: Monday 4th February, 12 noon
Interview date: Wednesday 13th February

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