Improvement Officer, Services For Young People, Scott Street, Perth (PKC04215)

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Ref no: PKC04215
Closes: Sunday, 25th March 2018
Published: Friday, 9th March 2018
Location: @Scott Street, Perth
Salary: £44,035 - £48,183 per year
Hours: 36.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Perth and Kinross Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Children's Social Work

Job Description

Improvement Officer , Services For Young People (Permanent) - PKC04215
£44,035 - £48,183
@Scott Street, Perth

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a council which is changing the way in which young people receive services. From the creation of a team dedicated to meeting those most in need to providing universal youth provision Perth and Kinross are valuing and investing in young people.

This post will lead and develop services for young people across Perth and Kinross to meet local and individual needs. These services will include universal youth provision, targeted work with young people who require support, care experienced young people and employability.

The services consists of 3 staff teams one which provides youth work, another team providing Throughcare and Aftercare services and one team which provides a registered housing support service for homeless young people between 16 and 24.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (preferably e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your current or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

For further information on this post, please contact Linda Richards on 01738 476839.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

The Individual

The successful applicant will have to demonstrate a commitment to working with young people over a number of years. You will also require to have knowledge of community learning and development functions and legislation in relation to supporting care experienced young people.

We are keen to see applications from those with either a Community Learning and Development background and/or Social Work.

A PVG check will be required.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

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