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I am currently employed through the HCL-RS Social Care as a Family Services and Contact Worker a post that I have undertaken in varying and different localities. The role involvesmore...I am currently employed through the HCL-RS Social Care as a Family Services and Contact Worker a post that I have undertaken in varying and different localities. The role involves the facilitation and supervision of contact visits between Looked after Children (LAC), and their families. Subsequently I am able to contribute to multi-agency and initial core assessments using Social Care National Frameworks, as well as participating in case planning meetings, LAC reviews. Providing reports both written and orally for meetings and to court proceedings. I have taken this opportunity to work closely with Social Work teams to enable myself to become more experienced in Looked after Children, CAF and Child Protection/Safeguarding procedures. Experiences I feel will benefit me in my future positions with children, young people and families.
Prior to my recent post/s at HCL I was employed through the Bradford Youth Service on a 12 month fixed term contract, to manage the coordination, development and delivery of the annual Positive Activities programme for Bradford West. Within this I had the responsibility to liaise with all full and part time staff, to consult and negotiate an effective and cost effective programme of activities to engage young people. Activities that diverted them away from risk taking behaviour, involvement and participation in anti-social and criminal behaviour. Within this role I managed a budget of £120,000 for the Bradford West team, enabling the delivery of a wide variety of activities and youth work through the mediums of sport, dance, and performance arts. Activities that were also in line with an accreditation framework enabling the youth Work team to identify and develop accreditation opportunities with the young people. Subsequently due to the requirements of the funding body there was an emphasis on monitoring and collation of all management information (MIS) relating to the programme.
Working within the Crossing Cultures project I was principally responsible for the integration of marginalised young people and the development of curriculum, strategies and procedures that brought together agencies, organizations and services; to address issues arising around gang related and personal responses to conflicts within Asian, Czech, Slovakian, and African/Caribbean communities. Funded through a partnership of Pathfinder (PVE) and Crime Reduction funding my role engaged young people in their localities and working in a variety of settings, community centres and facilities, detached/outreach and in schools. The projects initially initiated to reduce intercommunity tensions and promote a greater understanding, tolerance, and respect between host and European communities; developed into specific cultural programmes of work with a multi disciplinary partnership with the voluntary/community sector, local high schools, Police and religious organisations.
Prior to the position at Crossing Cultures I had been employed through an employment agency to support work within the Northern area team based at Boston Lodge, Lowestoft. With responsibility for four members of part time staff and a volunteer base of three, I worked to develop a youth work curriculum in line with the Suffolk Children’s Team priorities. It was during this period we were also subjected to a Suffolk wide OFSTED inspection of Youth Services and a JAR. In which our ability to work and develop functional links with key partnerships, schools and youth provision were assessed and observed. Additionally I initiated building based workshops to address issues of NEET young people as well as high levels of teenage pregnancy, drug and substance misuse. Within this framework I also assisted in the development of part time youth worker training, and subsequent accreditation.
As coordinator for the Nacro – Positive Futures project based in Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk I was employed to develop and deliver a wide range of youth work and sporting opportunities that enhanced and promoted the social and personal development of young people resident in Gt Yarmouth. Essentially the post required a creative use and management of community based facilities and resources to enable an emphasis of delivery to young people resident in the top five most disadvantaged areas. This work required me to work alongside, support and develop a staff team of fulltime and part time workers as well as a large team of community based volunteers.
I have several academic and vocational qualifications relevant to the position I am currently employed in, and I am currently undertaking an Open University Master programme to expand my knowledge of Communities and the Social Sciences. I feel that entering late into further Education as a mature student has served to stimulate my personal as well as academic development. A process I hope to continue in the future.
Throughout my working life I have experience of, working for and with groups who have been marginalized due to a wide variety of issues i.e. gender, culture, age, socio economic difficulties. Within this I have always maintained a high level of professionalism as well as creativity in engaging them in identifying need and integrating them into existing and future service delivery.
In all my projects that I have managed, I aim to encourage and assist young people and community groups in all aspects of planning and delivery to identify their own particular needs, to participate in decision-making and to develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs. Additionally I know it is vastly beneficial, for them to be involved in monitoring and evaluation, as I feel it is this aspect that creates active development of projects and aids future sustainability
I consider myself to be a very dynamic both individually and as part of a team, I am an effective self starter and often have had to work independently and subsequently I am able use my own initiative in devising or administrating projects. However I should add that this is always taking into consideration the processes and policies of the organizations I am working for, particularly the aspects of health and safety, risk management and resource and finance implications.
I have carried out administrative work within all my posts and I have been required in the majority of my posts to submit written correspondence, prepare submissions for presentations as well as reports for government bodies and funding agencies as well as attend meetings. I know I am able to work to tight deadlines and have effective time management and budgetary skills. I have experience of handling and ‘juggling’ several budgets within a project. Additional to this I also have experience and knowledge of funding sources and compiling funding applications, as well as the vast array of monitoring and evaluation processes required to keep projects financially sustainable
Area Covered: Youth Family Work
Work Experience Summary: December 08 – Present
HCL/RS SOCIAL CARE, JUBILEE HOUSE, BROUGHTON HALL, BROUGHTON
Lee Hutchinson-08453 890134
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SOCIAL CARE
Osmondthorpe One Stop, 81 a Wykebeck Mount, Leeds. LS90JE
Margaret Luke-0113 2474818
Contact Centre Officer-Full Time
March 10- May10
MANSFIELD CHILDRENS AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICE Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.NG18 2TB
Becky Towle-01623 433433
Localities Contact Centre Officer-Full Time
August 09-March 10
OWLET FAMILY CENTRE, Festival Rd, Shipley Bradford.BD18 2JG
Manjit Cheema-01274 436600
Community Resource Worker-Full Time
June 09- August 09
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SOCIAL CARE
79 Roundhay Rd, Leeds, LS7 4AA –
Andrew Peck-0113 2477400
Contact Centre Officer-Full Time
March 09-June 09
WAKEFIELD FAMILY SERVICES TEAM
Airedale Family Centre. The Square, Castleford MF10 3JJ –
Mark Strong- 01977 724044
Children and Family Worker-Full Time.
December 08-March 09
KIRKLEES COUNCIL-CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICE, CONTACT TEAM
Walpole Family Centre, 59-65 Walpole Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. HD4 5EX
Jane Bottomly-01484 222173
Contact Centre Officer-Full Time
Roles within agency placements as a Contact worker/Community Support Worker involving the transportation of children to and from supervised contacts with additional responsibilities for supervision and observing of contact between children and their family members. Enshrined within the post is the appropriate liaison with Service Users, Social Workers, Family Centres, Legal Services, Children Guardians and other professionals, as well as attending reviews, core group meetings and other meetings as required by court direction.
April 08-December 08
BRADFORD YOUTH SERVICE, Localities Youth Inclusion Team, 181a Barkerend Road, Bradford. BD3 9AP
Paul Bose-01274 433550
Positive Activities Coordinator-WEST A fixed term contract to manage the coordination, development and delivery of the annual Positive Activities programme for Bradford West. Manage a budget for the Bradford West team. Coordinate the monitoring and collation of all management information relating to the programme. Identify and work with staff to develop accreditation opportunities with young people. Develop leadership and volunteering opportunities with young people. Identify, develop and promote curriculum activities that promote equality and diversity. Identify additional funding.
CROSSING CULTURES, Toller Youth Café, 2 Duckworth Lane, Girlington, Bradford. BD9 5EP
Veronica Harewood 01274 433550
Youth worker post funded through Pathfinder and crime reduction funding. Engaging with young people from Eastern European nations ( Poland, Czech, Slovak, Croatia, Serbia), and the local Asian communities. Working in a variety of settings, community centres and facilities, detached/outreach and in schools. The project was initiated to reduce intercommunity tensions and promote a greater understanding, tolerance, and respect between host and European communities. Partnership development with voluntary/community sector, local high school, Police and religious organisations. The culmination of the research and work presented at a conference in which issues were highlighted and a co-ordinated strategy adopted by the partnership for future development and funding. Project responsibility, budget management, development of strategic overview as well as staff development and support.
January -August 2007
MORGAN HUNT EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANT, New London House, 172 Drury Lane, London. WC2B 5QR
John Olejnik 020 7419 8900
SUFFOLK YOUTH AND CONNEXIONS SERVICES, Opportunity House, London Road North, Lowestoft. Suffolk
Jane Brown01473 260169
Youth worker. The development of initiatives and positive activities that promoted the delivery of quality and curriculum based youth work provision. Subsequently an extension of accredited learning opportunities in line with the Every Child Matters outcomes, specifically devised around volunteering and key skills. To co-ordinate and develop youth provision and services within the Boston Lodge Youth Centre and surrounding neighbourhood in partnership with a range of other agencies, including schools, voluntary community and youth based groups To develop services in the centre through partnerships with key stakeholders, to ensure children and young people are engaged in physically, emotionally, mentally and sexually healthy activities leading to healthy lifestyles. Contribution to the effective and efficient delivery of personal, social and educational development programmes for young people which reflect curricular priorities and the policy for youth work in Suffolk and which seek to promote the involvement of young people, social inclusion and optimise equality of access and opportunities Management responsibility for workers and volunteers, including recruiting, induction, developing and support, supervision and appraisal, To provide management supervision and ongoing staff development and access to training for workers and support staff. To research and collate training needs information from all staff.
SPH HOUSING - WATFORD/CAMDEN,110 Eversholt St London NW11BS.
Sian Farathy 020 7209 9222
Youth Worker working within a large inner city area to research, consult and negotiate with young people regarding a project administering environmental and allotment schemes. Identification of funding to assist in the initiation of new playing facilities. Management of strategic policies and procedures and developmental role for the support of several volunteers, budgeting, finance, funding, profile administration.
September2001-January 2007 NACRO – POSITIVE FUTURES, Electra House, 32 South Town Road, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0DU
Susan Crampton 01493 668101/ James West 01493 651307
Project coordinator – youth worker, working within a youth work and sports based project, initiated to enhance the personal and social development of young people resident in the GT Yarmouth area. The creation of partnerships with agencies and organisations to establish cohesive delivery. Coordinating five specifically funded projects throughout the Gt Yarmouth Borough-Children In Need-Positive Futures-Sports Relief-Department Of Health (opportunities for Volunteering) and SRB5 within the Cobholm and Lichfield area. Management responsibility for workers and volunteers, including recruiting, induction, developing and support, supervision and appraisal. To provide management supervision and ongoing staff development and access to training for workers and support staff. To research and collate training needs information from all staff. Manage the delegated budget within annual estimates and following the budget holder’s guidelines, ensure that income and expenditure is recorded on a daily/weekly basis and monitored closely. Project budget responsibility as well as researching future funding opportunities to prove sustainability To produce regular action plans and work programmes and to ensure that all Youth Service planning, monitoring and evaluation procedures are implemented. Provide oral and written descriptive and evaluative reports as required, including Annual Reports. Responsible for keeping systematic recordings of your work, including session recordings, case studies, individual records, incident reports and work proposals reports and inventory control.
November 2002/April 06
GREAT YARMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL, Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QG
Joolz Tinsley 01493 846324
Job Share Community Development Worker. Working within an SRB5 area delivering a varied programme of activities to consult and negotiate with local residents. Specific remit to develop Community Play and childcare provision with residents groups, young people and tourists. Project delivery. Training to residents, community groups and peer professionals. The role required the management and development of community based services ensuring that performances and community development were maintained at a high standard at all times. Implementing performance management strategies and development of managing relationships both within the council and externally. Delivering on the challenging agenda of community development work and gaining valuable experience of working at the forefront of a high profile local authority service delivery.
February 2001 August2001 Y.M.C.A. SERVICES, 48 St Giles Street, Norwich. NR2 1LP 01603 620269 Princes Trust Team Leader – Great Yarmouth. Employed to deliver a 20 week pilot P.T.V programme specifically designed to assist and support young people claiming New Deal benefit into further education, training or employment. The Prince’s Trust team is a personal development programme, which enables employed and unemployed young people (16-25 years) to develop personal confidence, motivation and skills, which enhance their future employment prospects.
January 2000 – February2001 Wybourn Youth Trust, 139 Maltravers Road, Wybourn Sheffield. S2 5AD. 0114 2493942 Youth worker. Development of youth work practice within a voluntary organization in receipt of Lottery – SRB3 funding. Management of eleven part time youth workers and fourteen volunteers. Project management, budget responsibilities, interagency work. Manage resources provided to support youth work, including premises, materials and equipment
August 1998 January 2000 Milton Keynes Youth Service, Saxon Court, Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes. 01908 661690 Youth worker. Project management, Building responsibilities. Line management of four part time staff and eleven volunteers. Additional responsibilities of developing interagency work.
University Based Placements
January 1997 – June 1997 Lawley House Resettlement Unit, Salvation Army, Leeds Road Bradford. 01274 73121 Working with a staff team developing strategies for resettlement of offenders, recidivist’s homeless young people with substance addictions. September1996 – December 1996
Buttershaw Advice and Social Center,2 Strensall Green Bradford.01274 404279
Community work, Welfare rights, Advice work, Youth Work
Pre Graduation Employment January 1996 – May 1996 West Bowling Youth Initiative, West Bowling Youth Centre, Parkside Road, West Bowling, Bradford. 01274 731970
Community work, Youth Work with young Asian males considered ‘at risk’ of offending/reoffending Paid Employment Pre Graduation
November 1997 – March 1998
Bradford Youth Sub Committee, City Hall Hall Ings, Bradford.
Youth research to assess the interaction of young females and local youth service provision/facilities. March 1996 – March 1997 Buttershaw Family Centre, The Crescent. Buttershaw Bradford. 01274 414003 Detached street work, working with young people within a large inner city council estate.
February 1994 – March 1996
Bradford Youth Service Oakworth Youth Centre, Holden Hall Oakworth, Keighley 01274 752446
Building based youth work, building responsibility. November 1993 – July 1994 West Bowling Youth Sports Association for Young Asian People With A Disability. West Bowling Youth Centre, Parkside Road, West Bowling Bradford 01274 731970
Initiation of sports project work within the Asian Community. Youth Work Welfare/Advice work. Budget responsibility. Line management responsibility 1985 –1992 Self Employed Bricklayer. Registered as WRS Building and Maintenance VAT no 7624654 009 8 561
Variety of building related projects. September 1979 – 1985 British Armed Forces, 24605675 73 Engineer Support Regiment, Quebec Barracks, Osnabruck, Germany Specialised bridge building, mine clearance, basic soldiering skills
Education Summary: Bradford University Sept 1994 –1998 Community Ilkley Campus (Full Time) & Youth Work Wells Road BA(Hons) 2:1 Ilkley Leeds
Fabbeh Hussein Personal Tutor Bradford and Ilkley Community College Sept 1992 – 1994 Certificate For Great Horton Road (Part Time) Mature Students Bradford (Equivalent to 01274 546812 3 A/S Levels) Wendy Harrison Personal Tutor Bradfrord and Ilkley Community College Sept 1993 – 1994 Community Sport McMillan Campus (Part Time) Leadership Trinity Road Hanson sport Bradfod Leadership 01274 546812 Norma Donnelly Personal Tutor Eccleshill Grammar School Sept 1976 – 1979 History Harrogate Road GCSE /O Level Biology Eccleshill Chemistry Bradford Economics 01274 414373 Mathematics Mr Heard Personal Tutor English Language English Literature