Barnardo's Safer Choices is a specialist service targeted specifically at children and young people aged 18 years and under who are involved in or are at risk of involvement in child exploitation/extra familial harm.
The service makes contact with children and young people via a range of methods including street work, through outreach and group work in residential schools, children's houses and in mainstream schools as well as engaging in intensive 1:1 support.
The service also conducts return discussions with young people who have returned from being missing and the post holder for this role will take primary responsibility for facilitating these return discussions.
It is anticipated that the post holder will engage with children and young people in a variety of settings including, the family home, school, and where appropriate residential children's houses.
We are looking to recruit to this position and would welcome applicants who are available to consider both part time and full-time hours. This post is also open to a secondment opportunity - You must have your line managers agreement before applying.
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.