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Careers Practitioner

Job Budget
£ 31,794 - £ 34,113
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Must be completed by
September 23, 2018

“Royal Greenwich Early Help Division is an exciting place to work right now.

We have transformed the Division to deliver a new coherent and integrated structure that ensures all early help is provided at the earliest possible opportunity to prevent the escalation of issues for children, young people and their families. The new Division brings together a range of services and establishes robust capacity to provide intensive support to children, young people and families in order to create sustainable change, without referral to lots of different professionals.  

We are now looking for a Senior Careers Practitioner and Careers Practitioners who are dynamic, innovative, and passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people in Greenwich. 

You will bring your comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of effectively engaging children and young people at risk of disengagement and those at risk of not achieving positive outcomes including children and young people in receipt of specialist and statutory services.  This will include working with young people in education as well as those who are not in education employment or training (NEET) or at risk of being NEET to provide inspirational advice and guidance and support them into continued learning and/or employment.

You will have experience of engaging children and young people with multiple and complex needs and be able to engage effectively with parents/carers, families and partner agencies.  You will have knowledge of courses, qualifications, the labour market and career pathways for young people and will have experience of working with parents/carers, schools, colleges and other education/training providers to improve outcomes for children and young people, and where appropriate, their families. 

The Early Help Division promotes an organisational learning culture and strives to find innovative ways of engaging and facilitating change with children, young people and their families. Our service seeks to actively contribute to organisational learning through recognising, promoting and supporting best practice and service development retaining a clear focus upon positive good outcomes for children young people and families across the borough. 

If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise to undertake this role we would like to hear from you. Please include a supporting statement with your application, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

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