Clayfields House provides 24/7 secure care, education, programme work and treatment for up to 18 children aged between 10 and 18 years of age. Children are placed with us either on criminal grounds in terms of remand or sentence or on welfare grounds because of high-level risks to themselves. Only very complex children with high tariff offences are sentenced to custody. Children secured on welfare grounds also have highly complex needs including; multiple traumas, attachment difficulties, chronic self-harm and suicidal ideation, substance misuse and being victims of child sexual exploitation. The children we work with are some of the most vulnerable, challenged and challenging children in the country but we believe that positive change is possible for all. Our philosophy is that “Every Interaction Matters” and that the therapeutic relationships between staff and children are the main agent for change.
Clayfields House is currently graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted because of the high quality of our offer and the outcomes our children achieve. An essential part of our work is providing assessment then targeted intervention work for children to reduce their offending and/or other high-risk behaviours if they are with us on welfare grounds. The Intervention Team has developed a national reputation for expert and innovative work and has examples of this published three times on the Youth Justice Effective Practice Resource Hub.
Due to the promotion of one of our Intervention Workers we need to recruit a new team member. You will deliver high quality, innovative programme and intervention work for children either 1:1 or in groups in order to reduce offending and high-risk behaviours for welfare residents. You will be a graduate in a relevant discipline and already have some relevant and recent training and experience in this field, highly literate and numerate and able to provide leadership and expertise to other colleagues in the centre. You will be a child focused, attachment and trauma aware, a positive and proactive person who is able to build relationships with ease, maintain personal emotional resilience and work effectively with a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary team.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
This vacancy is closed to applications.