Project X - Risk Taking Behaviour Worker
Achieving for Children
Richmond, GB
2d ago

Job Information

Achieving for Children is a Community Interest Company that has a public sector ethos, combined with the freedom to innovate enabling us to do things differently.

As a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Windsor & Maidenhead, Kingston and Richmond), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government.

To find out more about us

We are responsible for the entire range of children’s education, health and social care services in all three boroughs. We use a Signs of Safety practice model and approach which ensures the voice of the child is at the heart of everything we do.

There’s never been a better time to join AfC, we are growing our workforce, implementing new flexible working arrangements and have increased our virtual wellbeing offer.

We now have the following job opportunity available and we would be delighted to receive your application to continue our story.

You can download the Job Profile which is shown within the "Documents" heading on the left hand side, above the map.

Project X - Risk Taking Behaviour Worker

Project X are looking for a Risk Taking Behaviour Worker to provide targeted group work within schools to address issues with risk including substances, relationships, sexual health etc

About the role

The Project X Risk Taking Behaviour role will sit within Targeted Youth support service working collaboratively with Project X and the Health and Wellbeing team and in partnership with Healthy and Safe.

The key priority for this role is the is to educate children about risk taking behaviour and the consequences of such. This will be delivered in a group setting in schools, to groups of young people who have been identified as at risk.

For further information about this role, please contact Andrea Soumare by email for an informal discussion.

About you

To be Project X - Risk Taking Behaviour Worker for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following :


  • Educated at level 4 or above professional qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g Youth Work, Children and Youth, Social Care, Education, Substance Misuse Qualifications)
  • Skills and experience

  • Experience of positively engaging and forming a relationship of trust with young people that have been faced with early childhood adversity and present challenging behaviour, including engagement in risky behaviour such as offending, gangs, going missing, drug misuse
  • Experience in working directly with young people who have been subject to the Leaving Care and or Looked After Process
  • Experience in multi agency working care planning and partnership working
  • Experience in directly delivering interventions on a 1 : 1 basis
  • Experience in providing training to small groups of young people, professionals and parents
  • Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families
  • Experience of addressing specific equality or diversity issues within your practice with colleagues / service users and taking action to solve them
  • Personal attributes

  • A passion for Achieving for Children’s vision, mission and values (trust, value. respect) to support children and young people to live safe, happy, healthy and successful lives
  • Able to use a range of digital hardware or software to support your work effectively i.e. microsoft or Google software
  • Strong organisational abilities including : time management, creative-thinking, problem-solving and multitasking
  • Able to work flexibly and independently with limited management oversight
  • Personal determination, drive, energy and ambition to achieve challenging objectives, celebrate success and deliver excellent outcomes for children using a strength based approach
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills that are open, honest, persuasive and pragmatic, including excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • About our benefits

    We are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and all the perks to enable hybrid working.

    In AfC you will also have access to :

  • Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
  • Stable and supportive leadership
  • Hybrid and mobile working (between home and work) with latest technology to facilitate this
  • Local Government salary and pension scheme (LGPS or Teachers Pension)
  • Holiday package upto 34 days per year with option to purchase additional leave
  • Flexible working options - helping to keep a good work life balance
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts
  • An excellent learning and development offer to support your career pathway
  • To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children

    Important Information

    Start dates : Achieving for Children have meaning successful candidates join on a set date in each month. Candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

    Right to work : The UK has introduced a new points-based immigration system affecting EU and Non-EU workers and sponsorship requirements.

    We advise checking the for right to work guidance.

    Equality : We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

    Achieving for Children are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions and can improve the way we deliver services.

    We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

    Safeguarding : We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

    We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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