Therapeutic Outreach Worker
Polaris Children’s Services
Therapeutic Outreach Worker
Part Time (28 Hours) / Permanent contract
Base Location: Wirral
Covering Location: North West
Salary: Up to £22,000 pro-rata
Benefits: 30 days' Annual Leave (rising to 35 days' with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance & Employee Discount Scheme (all benefits to be pro-rata'd)
Polaris Children's Services (PCS) are looking for a Therapeutic Outreach Worker to represent PCS in providing a comprehensive and flexible range of activities to children, young people and their families who have been assessed as requiring support with their Emotional Health and Wellbeing.
We are an extremely supportive group of professionals, totally committed to supporting children achieve the very best outcomes, all working together to achieve that one aim.
- Support children and young people who have been assessed as requiring support with their Emotional Health and Wellbeing with interventions
- Work collaboratively with Carers, Social Workers, Education and external agencies, to support the stability of the young person’s placement
- Offer Consultations and deliver Workshops
- Working one to one or in a group setting
- Conduct initial assessments and liaise with key stakeholders including health (including mental health services such as CAMHS, school, Local Authority and community organisations).
- Engage children/young people and families to empower them to take control of their own programme using a variety of methods.
- Using interests of the child to support motivation and emotional regulation.
- Involving child and family in designing the programme and setting goals.
- Gathering of feedback using age-appropriate tools.
- Providing written and verbal reports to share progress. Keep comprehensive records of work undertaken and provide these promptly alongside preparing other appropriate records; including preparing reports for reviews, case conferences and courts
- To keep all confidential data secure
- Must possess a full driving licence
- Experience of working with looked after children and young people both short and longer term
- To have carried out assessments
- A preliminary knowledge of child protection procedures
- Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with Children/Young People and adults
- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Polaris Children’s Services is an Equal Opportunities employer. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification.
Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies.
For further information, please contact Myke Richardson-Hughes, Therapy Manager 07967 381 035.