Missing, Vulnerable and Exploited Children Co-Ordinator - G9

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Ref
18955
Vacancy type
Harrow Council
Location
Harrow
Salary
£32,958 - £35,637
Contract type
Permanent
Full/Part-time
Full-time
Hours
36
Start date
ASAP
Closing date
13/02/2019
Description

Missing, Vulnerable and Exploited Children Coordinator

Harrow Council's Children and Family Services are looking to recruit an experienced and child-focussed practitioner to join our innovative Violence, Vulnerability and Exploitation Team. In our recent Ofsted visit, the inspectors noted that "Children at risk of, or those experiencing, violence and exploitation receive a timely, holistic and well-coordinated response from a range of experienced and knowledgeable practitioners."

The successful candidate will work within our contextual safeguarding framework, and deliver an integrated approach to tackling youth Violence, Vulnerability and Exploitation in Harrow.

The post holder will carry out direct work with children and young people and their families to reduce risks and actual harm to children and young people who may be missing, vulnerable and exploited, and /or involved in youth offending, violent and anti-social behaviour, including gang-related behaviour. The role also includes delivering the Prevention of Violent Extremism work in Harrow, and carrying out direct work with young people and adults identified as at risk of being drawn in to radicalisation or extremism.

This role works with directly with high risk children and young people (and some adults) who may be missing, vulnerable, and/or exploited or at risk of exploitation. The post holder/s will work with children and young people (and their families) who have complex needs and who may be “hard to reach”. The post holder/s will perform a key role in safeguarding vulnerable children and young people, working in partnership with social workers and other key agencies to share intelligence, carry out skilled interventions (including return home interviews with missing children), make recommendations and influence decision-making and care planning.

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

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