£26,000 (pro-rata for part-time)
Part-time, 2.55 days per week.
Fixed term until 1st April 2025. Extension subject to continued funding.
We are looking for team members to join our innovative new service that will provide therapeutically informed support to children and young people with complex and crisis care needs and their families.
This service will provide therapeutically informed support to children and young people (CYP) who will present with risk episodes related to their complex and crisis care needs. The support will include their families and/or networks. The service will work with the existing multi-agency network to reduce placement/family breakdown, and the need for more specialist provision, whilst enabling CYP to remain involved in their local communities, supporting the development of resilience, promoting participation, enhancing support networks and improving well-being.
The postholder will be highly skilled and experienced in engaging creatively with CYP through diverse and alternative/recreational therapeutic approaches. They will also be competent at assessing and managing risk effectively. While your background may be in school, mentoring, counselling, youth work or any other related area, we are particularly looking for solution focused, resourceful and dynamic individuals with excellent communication skills.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sally Williamson on 07725 595722 or
Sally Ward on 07725 595737.
This job description is provided to assist the post holder to know their principal duties. It may be amended from time to time in consultation with you without change to the level of responsibilities appropriate to the grading of the post.
The person specification is a picture of skills, knowledge and experience required to carry out the job. It has been used to draw up the advert and will also be used in the short-listing and interview process for this post.
You should demonstrate on your application form how you meet the following essential criteria
|Experience/ Skill/ Qualification||Essential||Desired|
|Degree level qualification (or academic equivalent) in related area||✓|
|Relevant qualification or evidence of training in any of the following: |
•Positive Behaviour Support
•Trauma informed practice
|• Experience of meaningful engagement with CYP and their families, particularly in times of crisis |
•Experience of assessing and mitigating risk
•Experience of de-escalating potentially volatile situations
• Experience of working effectively with multi-agency partners to improve outcomes
• Experience of working to safeguard young people
• A good understanding of agencies and support available for families in Kent
• Strong organisational ability including ability to plan workload and manage own time effectively
• A high level of written and verbal presentation skills and ICT skills
|• Knowledge of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma informed practice |
• Knowledge of emotional well-being and mental health for children and young people
• A clear understanding of Safeguarding and Data Protection legislation
|Knowledge of strengths-based approaches|
Knowledge of approaches to managing self-harm and suicidal ideation
|• An ability to remain calm whilst working under pressure and within tight timescales on sensitive and confidential issues |
• To be creative and proactive, able to use initiative and make sound judgements
• An ability to deal with a number of tasks at once and to be flexible with work routines
• A positive outlook and a result focused approach
• To work effectively as part of a team
Any appointment will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
This advert will be withdrawn as soon as the position has been filled.