A great and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Participation, Innovation, and Improvement portfolio for a Learning and Skills Officer (Model of Practice Stronger Together). This role will work alongside our Model of Practice leads to support the training and implementation of our bespoke Stronger Together approach with our partner agencies and wider organisations. This newly created role forms part of our continued improvement activity in driving strength based, relational and collaborative practice in our work with children, young people and their networks.
The role will primarily deliver a learning and development offer and work in a supportive approach with our wider organisational teams and partner agencies such as the Police and Health colleagues. The priorities of the Learning and Skills Officer (Model of Practice Stronger Together) are:
‘You can, I can, We can’
We have created a bespoke practice model that reflects and connects our vision, our value base and our behaviour as one East Riding of Yorkshire approach to working with children, young people and their families, which is nurtured and grown from within East Riding of Yorkshire CYPSSS and owned by our workforce.
We remain committed to Signs of Safety as a practice framework, but this will be set within a much wider, values based, model of practice that clearly connects Signs of Safety much more clearly with the East Riding value base, and our overall approach to making and sustaining relationships with children, families, and communities.
Without a well embedded model, there is nothing to centre our practice on to ensure that, while the work may be different, all our teams are grounded in the same values, beliefs, theories and approaches. Having a well-developed practice model helps to create a common language for the service and enables everyone to understand how we go about doing the right things, in the right way and for the right reasons for children and their families.
The right candidate
We are looking for an energetic, creative and experienced practitioner who can demonstrate tenacity and enthusiasm in making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people by leading the developments around our model of practice.
You will have a well-developed knowledge of Signs of Safety, and have a working knowledge of restorative practice, social pedagogy and systemic practice.
You will demonstrate an understanding of the context of children’s services and wider partner agencies, including understanding competing demands and the importance of collaboration.
You will understand the political environment in which we work and be able to uphold the reputation of East Riding of Yorkshire Council when working with external organisations and partner agencies.
You will have excellent written and oral communication skills including well developed presentation skills, which will enable you to confidently deliver learning material to other practitioners and leaders.
You will be able to demonstrate a high level of motivation and the ability to work independently, with skills in working within timescales and with conflicting priorities.
We are a small team and positive relationships are valued. You will also be working with agencies across the East Riding of Yorkshire footprint so it is essential that the post holder is able to work effectively with others with a flexible and adaptable approach in a relational based approach – always demonstrating their commitment to working to the highest possible standards whilst remaining at all times child centred.
This position is fixed term for up to 1 year from the start date.
If you are meet all of these qualities, have the right value base, and are an innovative practitioner, then what are you waiting for? Apply now and make a difference.
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