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Young People's Worker

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council Targeted Support Service provides support to children, young people and their families. Each Targeted Support Team consists of Family Workers, Child and Family Centre workers, Young People’s Worker’s, Senior Transitions Advisors, Transitions Advisors, Client Researchers and managers. The team provides early intervention support to reduce the risk of harm and reduce escalation of problems to support keeping families together and achieve positive outcomes.  

The role of Young People’s Worker (YPW) is an exciting, varied and highly skilled role supporting young people (aged 12 to 19) with intensive one to one support to enable them to reach positive outcomes. YPW’s support individual young people, however they use a whole family approach to analyse how support provided impacts on the young person’s family.  

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Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an enhanced DBS. 

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which is beneficial to employees, the organisation, and the communities we serve. 

What will you be doing?

You will support a caseload of young people by providing targeted interventions to support with a range of risks or needs which may include things such as child sexual and criminal exploitation, healthy relationships, at risk of exclusion from education, county lines, and anti-social behaviour.  

You will complete Early Help Assessments (EHA’s) and be Lead Professional for the young person. As lead professional you will work in partnership with the multi-agency team around the family and provide tailored, targeted intervention that enables young people to achieve positive outcomes. 

You will organise, plan and deliver evidence-based group work programmes that aim to support young people with topics such as emotional resilience, risk taking behaviour, healthy relationships and more. You will also support delivery of parenting programmes delivered to parents of teenagers.   


About you


  • You will be motivated and dedicated to supporting young people and their families in achieving positive outcomes.  

  • You will be organised, able to work autonomously and as a team.  

  • You will be willing approachable, personable, and able to build a positive rapport with young people and their families.  

  • You will be willing to continue your professional development through informal and formal training. 

Skills and Experience:  

  • You will have a good knowledge and understanding of the issues facing young people and their families, and the support service in place to help them achieve positive outcomes.  

  • You will have a good knowledge and understanding of safeguarding requirements, duty of care, and legislation relating to support young people and their families, including that of legislation regarding Raising of the Participation Age.  

  • You will have good communication skills using a variety of formats and will work efficiently within a multi- agency environment.  

  • You will have the ability to produce, keep and maintain good case recording, reports, and assessments.  

  • Willingness to travel locally and across the County.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.  Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

You will be required to hold a full and valid driving license and have access to a vehicle or have the ability to otherwise travel efficiently between locations. 

Interviews may include a young people’s panel in addition to a targeted support management panel.  

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 31st July 2024.  


Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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