Adolescent Intervention Worker

Adolescent Intervention Worker

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £21,589 to £24,799 per annum
  • Closing date: Friday August 30th, 2019 11:59pm
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Children’s Services

Services for Vulnerable Young People

Mendip and South Somerset

37 hours per week

Salary: £21,589 to £24,799 per annum

About us

Team 8 Adolescent Services is an intensive, voluntary engagement service aimed at supporting young people aged 10 – 18 and their families who are experiencing multiple, complex needs in an holistic manner, to build sustainable solutions for best family outcomes. A core role is to support young people and their families to prevent (re)escalation into statutory services or care accommodation.

About the job

Adolescent Intervention Workers build strong working relationships with adolescent children and their families to help them identify their needs and develop their own solutions which are sustainable as a family. Working through an assessment, planning, intervention and review model AIWs seek to help families move forwards and meet their identified goals and outcomes, promoting best family outcomes. This will include flexible working at times to meet service and family needs including evenings and weekends by rota.

These positions include participation in the stand by / call out Rapid Response overnight service, supporting adolescent children to remain in their homes with their families at time of crisis until day services can engage, for which enhanced payments will be made.

Whilst these positions are area based, all Team 8 staff must be willing to work across the county where needs dictate so an ability to travel is an essential.

About you

We particularly welcome applications from those with previous working experience and skills within relevant fields of work including education, youth work, criminal justice, substance misuse, physical and emotional health and wellbeing and housing. Whilst this position is Mendip based, all Team 8 staff must be willing to work across the county where needs dictate so an ability to travel is an essential. A creative and dynamic approach to family work is vital.

Additional information

If you are interested in finding out more before applying, please get in touch with Samantha Fahey, Operations Manager – Prevention on 07977 411298


What we’ll offer in return

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, computers, mobile phones and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.

Please note if an internal applicant who is at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment has applied for this role and passed the selection process they will be offered the role over remaining internal and external applicants.

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Closing date: 30 August 2019

Interviews to be held on 10 September 2019


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