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Youth Offending Team Family Worker

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Achieving for Children (RBWM)

£24,807 – £28,247 pa (£16,761 – £19,085 actual salary)

Achieving for Children, Windsor & Maidenhead


Part Time

25 hours per week • Fixed Term contract for 12 months.


26/07/2020 at 23:59 PM


Achieving for Children (RBWM)

Vacancy Description

Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.

Achieving for Children has been operating for four years in Windsor and Maidenhead, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector. Windsor and Maidenhead Youth Offending Team work with young people who are at risk of engaging in offending behaviour or who have committed an offence, and support them to help make positive changes in their lives so they do not re-offend or cause further harm to the community. This includes promoting restorative justice and working with victims. In addition, we help to support young people with any safeguarding needs they may have, in order to promote their personal safety and wellbeing.

We are looking for a Family Worker for our passionate and innovative team. We are a multi-agency team working with the young people and their families, developing individualised plans to help support them make positive changes and reducing the risk of anti-social or offending behaviour. Core activities include:

  • Undertaking in child and family assessments.
  • Developing intervention plans.
  • Completing direct work with children, young people and their families, in a one to one or group setting.
  • Work with our Prevention and Early Intervention Service.

To be the YOT Family Worker, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following qualities:

  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System in relation to young people.
  • Strong organisational abilities including: time management, creative-thinking, problem-solving and multitasking.
  • Experience of building and maintaining successful relationships, including with young people, families and professionals.

In return, for your dedication, Achieving for Children will offer you the following benefits:

  • Positive and supportive working environments.
  • Positive work-life balance.
  • Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer and the opportunity to work in a flexible way.
  • An extra day of annual leave for your Birthday.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app – staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision.
  • Strong Management – a strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on proactive learning is embedded across the organisation.
  • A fantastic learning and development offer – a clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities are accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.

Start dates:

Achieving for Children have Fixed Start Dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Kathryn Barraclough for an informal discussion on 01628 683280 or 07792319578.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

Closing date: 26 July 2020

Interviews: 12 August 2020

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