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Missing From Home Worker

Full Time

We Are With You

Missing From Home Worker Crewe

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Are you passionate about supporting the voice of vulnerable children? If you can provide the encouragement and guidance to set in place support plans and engagement with specialist services, and you have what it takes to work in partnership with Children’s Social Care and local authority residential homes and foster care providers, this might be the role for you.

A key deliverable in the role of Missing From Home Worker is to work in collaboration with local authorities and the local constabulary to offer support on the issues affecting young people and their families. This is a role requiring specialist knowledge in the field, to provide interventions and direct work, as well as signposting and implementing relevant referrals for our young people and their families.

Pan Cheshire is a Missing From Home (MFH) service spanning Four Local Authorities; Halton, Warrington, Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East. Each locality team has two designated MFH workers, with the exception of Cheshire East which is slightly larger. The service strives to offer all young people who go missing from home an independent Return Interview in order to tailor appropriate interventions and reduce risk taking behaviour.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Pan Cheshire Missing from Home Service. The successful candidate will be based in Cheshire East and will work closely with an experienced team to complete Return Home Interviews and direct work with children and young people in the borough. You will need to have a full driver’s licence and access to a vehicle as driving is an essential part of this role.

You will assess young people’s needs and provide harm reduction advice, information and signposting; encouraging engagement into specialist services; Develop and sustain productive relationships within Children’s Social Care and referring agencies to ensure the regular and appropriate referrals are received; Undertake one to one work with children and young people vulnerable to missing incidents to inform a risk reduction plan; Collect and report on information from all young people who are assessed; completing all required monitoring information by set timescales.

The successful candidate will be based at our MFH Cheshire East Base, CW1 2JZ, access to a vehicle and a clean driving license is required for this role (mileage will be paid).  

This is a great opportunity to advocate for the safety and recovery of the children and young people who engage with our services, identifying ways in which we can improve their wellbeing, reduce harm and ensure they are appropriately supported by relevant services. You will undertake return interviews for all missing from home or care notifications received by Police and Social Care within struct timescales.

You will be responsible for managing a caseload of one-to-one work with children and young people, managing risk, and identifying the most appropriate pathway based on an assessment of needs.

A key focus for the role is to provide educational awareness within local authority residential homes and foster care providers.

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of working with young people and the issues they face
  • Ability to build strong relationships and rapport with a range of children, young people and services
  • Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating support activities for and with young people and their carers
  • Experience and understanding of case management including assessment, action planning and review
  • Experience and application of Health and Safety and risk management procedures
  • Experience and understanding of Child Protection including Safeguarding processes and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent (or willing to achieve within 12 months), or relevant qualification in youth work/ education
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy

Desired Skills

  • Understanding of solution focused brief therapy and / or motivational interviewing, and other relevant young person interventions
  • Knowledge of the online support available to children and young people
  • Knowledge of national networks for professional development and access to resources

About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of working with young people and the issues they face
  • Ability to build strong relationships and rapport with a range of children, young people and services
  • Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating support activities for and with young people and their carers
  • Experience and understanding of case management including assessment, action planning and review
  • Experience and application of Health and Safety and risk management procedures
  • Experience and understanding of Child Protection including Safeguarding processes and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent (or willing to achieve within 12 months), or relevant qualification in youth work/ education
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy

COVID-19 Missing From Home Worker Crewe

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