Office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire Crime Commissioner
Young people are our future and it is the role of the Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) to make Northamptonshire a safe place for children and young people to grow up in. Young people deserve to grow up in a place where they feel safe and protected and where they can grow and flourish and early intervention is critical to ensuring that everyone has the best opportunities to achieve their potential.
The Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) is proud of its Early Intervention/ACE practitioner team and is looking for a Senior Practitioner to support the Early Intervention Manager. You will have proven experience of performance managing a team, offering a safe place for reflective practice and development.
You will have extensive experience of holding a case load with a variety of presenting issues. You will have the ability to engage people of all ages who are in crisis and use this as a teachable moment to empower change. You will have proven experience of working in the domestic abuse field and have a can do attitude and a passion for initiating positive outcomes for people.
You are able to draw on the principles of integrated working and signs of safety. Working creatively with partner agencies to establish and deliver effective support for children, young people and families in line with the stated objectives of the Prevention Strategy and ‘Early Help’ principles. Providing initial direct support to families where required and offer support and training for professionals working with children and families with additional need.
OPFCC staff are based at Police Headquarters and work from Police and partner sites across the county.
This is a politically restricted post and requires successful completion of Police vetting.
ROLE Specific Essential Criteria
1. Educated to a degree level or holding a comparable work qualification/experience; A relevant professional qualification in Social Care, Education, Health, Youth Work, Careers Guidance etc. e.g. DipSW, B.Ed., Registered Nurse, or NVQ Level 4 equivalent gained in setting associated with children or young people and families or substantial professional experience of working with children, young people vulnerable adults and their families
2. A sound career history and experience of working with families and children with multiple problems and with families who find it difficult to engage with services.
3. A good knowledge of preventative working.
4. A demonstrated ability to track progress of interventions, plus monitor and understand the impact of interventions.
5. Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills and effective communication with a range of professionals at middle to senior management level to effect change on agency outcomes.
6. Contribute to the development of the Service through team meetings, project meetings and working groups.
7. Contribute to the recruitment process and appointment of Early Intervention Practitioners.
8. Experience of one to one clinical supervision and performance management of a team.
9. Extensive experience of case management and safeguarding children and young people.
GENERIC ESSENTIAL CRITERIA
1. Serving the Public
Demonstrates a real belief in public service, focusing on what matters to the public and what will best service their interests. Understands the expectations, changing needs and concerns of different communities, and strives to address them.Builds public confidence by talking with people in local communities to explore their viewpoints and break down barriers between them and the police.Develops partnerships with other agencies to deliver the best possible overall service to the public.
2. Implementing Change
Positive about change, adapting to different ways of working and encourages flexibility in others.Takes an innovative and creative approach to solving problems.
3. Leading People
Inspires team members to meet challenging goals, providing direction and stating expectations clearly.Coaches and guides team members, identifying and addressing areas for development.
4. Managing Performance
Understands the organisation’s objectives and priorities, and how own work fits into these.Manages multiple priorities, thinking these through in advance, balancing resources and coordinating activity to complete tasks within deadlines.
Acts with integrity, in line with the values and ethical standards.Remains calm and professional under pressure, defusing conflict and being prepared to make difficult decisions or take control when required.
6. Decision Making
Balances risks, costs and benefits thinking about the wider impact of decisions.Exercises discretion and applies professional judgments, ensuring actions and decisions are proportionate and in the public interest.
7. Working with others
Approachable, developing positive working relationships and a good team spirit.Listens carefully, expressing own views positively and constructively.Persuades people by stressing the benefits of a particular approach, keeping them informed of progress and managing their expectations…… click apply for full job details
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