Senior Social Prescribing Youth Worker – Youth Violence and Exploitation
Primary Care Violence Intervention Social Prescriber Programme
Salary: £31,350 per annum + benefits
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2023.
Our client, a leading Youth Intervention organisation in London, is urgently seeking a Social Prescribing Youth Worker to support young people aged 11-24 who are victims of or at risk of violence and exploitation.
Purpose of the Post
- Be a senior member of the team, with project management responsibility, leading on the implementation and delivery of the new Violence Reduction Social Prescribing model based within a Common Primary Care Network in Hackney.
- Working to offer up stream support for young people accessing primary care settings, who are at risk of/experiencing/impacted by violence and exploitation.
- Be part of the team contributing to the development of programmes and assisting with other projects and activities as required.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- With support from the Team Leader and Programme Manager, be the lead for the Social Prescribing Service in Hackney, leading on the mobilisation and day-to-day management of the service.
- Be the lead worker delivering the Violence Reduction Social Prescribing model in Hackney, delivering the three strands of the service model: direct case work, training offer and community links and partnership working.
- To be an embedded part of the PCN multi-disciplinary team and build and maintain relationships with staff in GP practices within the local PCN, attending relevant MDT meetings, relevant stakeholder meetings, giving information and feedback on the Violence Reduction social prescribing service and any pertinent trends.
- Hold a small caseload and support young people who are registered with one of the GP practices within the WSC PCN – working in a variety of contexts including in GP practices, in the community, and other face-to-face contexts. Promoting their personal, educational, health and social development through all interactions.
- Ensure that all young people receive high quality, rigorous risk and needs assessments and tailored interventions with a clear support plan, working with young people to design this. Supporting relational referrals to support young people to engage in longer term support.
- Assist with the on-going development of the service model to ensure that young people gain the maximum benefit from social prescribing interventions.
- Contribute to all monitoring and evaluation reports for the Social Prescribing model, including quarterly operational reports and service outputs and outcomes reporting. Collect and record evidence of project outcomes and young people’s achievements, ensuring the completion of monitoring forms and project progress reports as required.
- Ensure information resources on both EMIS and Lamplight, such as client forms, databases and contact files, are kept fully up-to-date and secure, in line with GDPR, the Data Protection Act and Confidentiality and Consent Policies.
- Maintain a good level of knowledge on the issues around youth violence, Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation and attend regular training as necessary for the role.
- Have and continually develop a working knowledge of the area and work with existing social prescribers/ local community staff to enhance the local knowledge and share the learning about the local area.
- Maintain an excellent level of knowledge of services to support young people in Hackney and Pan London and develop and maintain a service directory to showcase these services and their referral pathways. Maintain good working relationships with these organisations to allow for suitable referral pathways and joint working to best support young people.
- Actively seek opportunities to deliver training and lead on the training offer for the Social Prescribing Service model, ensuring that it responds to trends picked up by the team.
- Train and develop staff in the PCN’s knowledge on how to identify young people experiencing/impacted by or at risk of violence and exploitation and on key issues and topics within their work such as child exploitation, contextual safeguarding, and trauma informed practice.
- With guidance and support from the Team Leader, and with attendance on appropriate training courses, develop skills to further your work with young people.
- Work with the Team Leader, Programme Manager to continue to maintain and develop the programme’s monitoring and evaluation to facilitate internal reflection and learning, and to demonstrate its effectiveness to external stakeholders.
- Assist the Team Leader and Programme Manager in ensuring the effective management, monitoring and delivery of all SLAs, contracts and grant agreements relating to the Social Prescribing service in Hackney
- Experience of working and supporting young people in a hospital or health-based setting
- Significant professional experience of working with young people from different backgrounds in a range of activities and settings
- Experience of working within projects that seek to support young people impacted by violence/criminal exploitation/sexual exploitation
- Experience of developing a project’s processes, procedures and policies
- Experience of developing and maintaining excellent relationships with partner organisations and key stakeholders
- Experience of developing and delivering training
- Experience of working as an effective team member and working within a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of producing monitoring and evaluation systems and reports to measure programme impact
- Experience of undertaking risk assessments and creating support plans for young people and holding a caseload
This post will be based across multiple GP practices and hospitals across Hackney and London
37.5 hours per week with some evenings and weekends
Standard working hours will be 9am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday
The successful candidate will be expected to take up an Enhanced DBS – please email cv to [email protected]
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