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Organisation: Childhood First
Childhood First is a leading charity which enables children and adolescents to recover from severe relational trauma, to enjoy life and to achieve their potential: we do this through the provision of specialist therapeutic residential care, treatment and education; together with family and network support.  Merrywood House, Honingham, Norfolk provide placements for up to six young people aged 10 to 17 years old.  

Therapeutic Care Worker

Like all of our homes the work at Merrywood House is based on our Integrated Systemic Therapy (IST) approach and is a holistic group-based approach founded on the twin traditions of milieu therapy and systemic psychotherapy. The staff group work as a team to enable young people to work through their experiences and help them engage as members of a group who are valued collectively and individually. We are seeking individuals with enthusiasm and commitment who are interested in engaging our children in a range of activities, building safe and positive relationships. You will need to be able to demonstrate a commitment to your own and the children's emotional growth and development through reflective practice. Experience of working with children therapeutically or in a residential setting is desirable, however we are able to support suitable candidates without experience. We provide essential induction and foundation training. You may also be offered the opportunity to undertake further training, leading to a range of academic and professional qualifications. We would particularly welcome ethnic minorities and males as we are currently under represented in the team.  

Maintenance Assistant                                
4 days per week

The physical environment plays an important role in the programme of therapeutic care.  We are seeking a positive and multi-skilled professional to assist the maintenance of our buildings, grounds, property and vehicles.

For further details about our vacancies and how to apply, please visit www.childhoodfirst.org.uk or alternatively phone HR on 020 33264756.  

Childhood First is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure and references. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 29 May 2015 


Organisation: Childhood First
Childhood First is a leading charity in the provision of care, therapeutic education and psychotherapeutic treatment for children and young people suffering the consequences of early life trauma, together with expert support for their families, carers and associated professionals.

Integrated Therapeutic Fostering Therapeutic Practitioner 

Full-time or part-time can be considered. 

Salary £25,000 pa FTE 

Home based (Norfolk) with extensive regional travel Integrated 


Therapeutic Fostering (iTF) is a pioneering therapeutic fostering service Childhood First provides in partnership with AFA (a leading independent fostering provider). iTF enables children who need intensive therapeutic support, and yet are able to cope with a family setting, to experience a consistent family life at the same time as healing the trauma of their past, supporting their recovery and developing improved socialization and life outcomes. To succeed we require highly experienced, trained and resilient foster carers. The iTF Therapeutic Practitioner provides therapeutic and clinical support to the foster carers via the facilitation of group work as well as to individual family units.

By enabling 'circles of containment' around each foster child and their adult networks, life changing work can happen. The iTF Therapeutic Practitioner will also be providing peer support to the partnership fostering agency, including the assessing identified foster carers potential for therapeutic insight and helping manage any placement difficulties that might arise. 


For further details, including how to apply, please visit www.childhoodfirst.org.uk or alternatively phone HR on 020 33264756.

Childhood First is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure and references.   

Closing date for applications: Thursday 4 June 2015


Organisation: The Magdalene Group
Job Title: Senior Young People's Worker
Location: Office based in Norwich but will require travel across the county.
Salary: £22,985-£23,485 pa plus 5% pension
Hours: 37.5 hours a week.  Some work at evening and weekends will be required.

The Magdalene Group is the leading service provider in Norfolk for victims of Child Sexual Exploitation and has been supporting people affected by sexual exploitation and coercion for 20 years. We are seeking a dynamic and strategic individual to join the ROSE Project Reaching Out on Sexual Exploitation. The purpose of this new specialist role funded by the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner is to deliver a prevention and early intervention service aimed at children and young people who are in care or leaving care within Norfolk. 

This post holder will take on the responsibility of case management of all referrals into the organisation. To help identify issues in particular around sexual exploitation and offer on-going support through a range of services including befriending, return home interviews, creative courses and training to young people and professionals. 

Contact Details: 01603 610256.  Application pack available at www.magdalenegroup.org

Please send completed application forms to vivienne@magdalenegroup.org or to 61 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH.

Closing Date For Applications:Thursday 11th June 2015.  
Interview date: Friday 19th June 2015.


Organisation: MAP
Title: Youth Worker (fixed term)
Location: Norwich
Salary: £21,982   

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people. We are looking for a full time youth worker on a fixed term basis (for 6 months, from September 2015) to deliver youth work activities in and around Norwich. Successful candidates will have significant experience of working with young people, and will ideally hold a JNC recognised qualification in youth work. Occasional flexibility around hours will be required to meet the needs of the service and, as travel may be necessary, a full driving licence and access to a car would be desirable.

For further information and application pack go to www.map.uk.net or send an A4 SAE (large stamp) to HR, MAP, The Risebrow Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF clearly specifying the role of choice. Appointments will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 5th June 2015


Organisation: MAP
Title: Youth Worker 
Location: Norwich
Salary: £21,982  

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people. We are looking for two full time youth workers to deliver youth work activities. Successful candidates will have significant experience of working with young people, and will ideally hold a JNC recognised qualification in youth work. Occasional flexibility around hours will be required to meet the needs of the service.

For further information and application pack go to www.map.uk.net or send an A4 SAE (large stamp) to HR, MAP, The Risebrow Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF clearly specifying the role of choice. Appointments will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 5th June 2015


Organisation: MAP
Title: Senior Youth and Community Worker 
Location: Norwich
Salary: £24,133 

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people. We are looking for an experienced, and ideally JNC qualified, full time senior youth worker to oversee and deliver activities with young people. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate a variety of youth work skills, including community engagement, and will have experience of leading and managing others. Occasional flexibility around hours will be required to meet the needs of the service.

For further information and application pack go to www.map.uk.net or send an A4 SAE (large stamp) to HR, MAP, The Risebrow Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF clearly specifying the role of choice. Appointments will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 5th June 2015


Organisation: MAP
Title: Administrator (Therapeutic Services)
Location: Norwich
Salary: £16,143 pa pro rata

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people. Due to internal promotion, we need to recruit a part-time (22.5 hours per week) Therapeutic Service Administrator to provide administrative support to a county-wide counselling team. With previous experience, the ideal candidate will be able to undertake varied administrative support, to include dealing with counselling enquiries, inputting and extracting computerised outcome and evaluation data, and monitoring petty cash.

For further information and application pack go to www.map.uk.net or send an A4 SAE (large stamp) to HR, MAP, The Risebrow Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF clearly specifying the role of choice. Appointments will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 5th June 2015


Organisation: MAP
Title: Youth Counsellor x2
Location: Norwich
Salary: £21,982 pa pro rata

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people. MAP is looking for part-time Youth Counsellors (up to 25 hours per week) to deliver counselling sessions to young people. Applicants must have a recognised qualification in counselling, and be accredited, or eligible for accreditation, by the BACP, UKCP, or an equivalent body. To meet the needs of young people, applicants will be able to work at least one or two evenings a week, but total hours and days of the week are negotiable. 

For further information and application pack go to www.map.uk.net or send an A4 SAE (large stamp) to HR, MAP, The Risebrow Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF clearly specifying the role of choice. Appointments will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 5th June 2015


Organisation: MAP
Title: Senior Counselling Practitioner
Location: Norwich
Salary: £24,133 pa pro rata  

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people.MAP is looking for a part-time (24 hours per week) Senior Counselling Practitioner to deliver counselling sessions to young people. Reporting to the Therapeutic Services Manager, the successful applicant will also be responsible for line managing Youth Counsellors within the team and supporting service development. Applicants must have a recognised qualification in counselling, and be accredited, or eligible for accreditation, by the BACP, UKCP, or an equivalent body. To meet the needs of young people, applicants will be able to work at least one or two evenings a week, but total hours and days of the week are negotiable. 

For further information and application pack go to www.map.uk.net or send an A4 SAE (large stamp) to HR, MAP, The Risebrow Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF clearly specifying the role of choice. Appointments will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 5th June 2015


Organisation: The Benjamin Foundation
Job Title: 
Administration Assistant
Location: Thetford
Salary: £8.53 - £8.71 per hour
Hours: 10 hours per week (to be worked flexibly) - Part time - Permanent Contract

The Benjamin Foundation is looking to appoint an Administration Assistant to work at our Meet up Service in Thetford, to provide administrative support to both the Meet Up service and the Time for Positive Choices programme. Meet Up is situated in the heart of the Redcastle Furze Estate in Thetford. The focus of the centre being a youth venue for 10 to 24 year olds building on relationships, creativity, safety & protection and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Time for Positive Choices is funded by the Office of the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner.  

The successful candidate will have experience of having sole responsibility for a range of administrative tasks. Duties that are included within this role will be to set up/improve and manage effective filing systems for areas, maintaining records and assisting with the booking of trips and visits for young people. The Benjamin Foundation values diversity and welcomes applications from all minority groups. An Enhanced DBS check will be required for successful applicants. We also embed the Nurtured Heart Approach in our work - full training will be given.

Application packs can be downloaded here

Telephone: 01603 886925
Email: recruitment@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 8th June Noon
Interview date: Thursday 18th June (Thetford)


Organisation: YMCA Norfolk 
Position: 
Property Co-ordinator (Nights)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Pay: £7.85/hr
Hours: 35 hrs per week

YMCA Norfolk are seeking a Property Co-ordinators (working Nights) in Norwich to undertake the effective operational delivery of housing management functions to tenants to agreed standards, towards our mission of 'transforming young lives and to also ensure provision of a safe and secure environment through management of Health and Safety in the My Place scheme.

Property Co-ordinator (Night) Job Description 2015

For more information on this role, please contact Lisa Xuereb on 01603 621263 Ext. 122 or lisa.xuereb@ymcanorfolk.org

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Job Application Survey Form and forward to recruitment@ymcanorfolk.org or by post to Lisa Xuereb, HR Advisor, 35 - 37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 9.00am
Interview Date:    T.B.A


Organisation: YMCA Norfolk 
Position: 
Relief Worker
Contract: Permanent
Location: Countywide
Pay: £9.25/hr + mileage
Hours: 1 x 37.5 hrs per week

YMCA Norfolk are seeking 2 x Relief Workers to provide cover as directed by senior staff for roles that give support to single homeless young people within a safe, supportive and secure environment. The role requires very short notice adjustments to working week and the primary duty is to cover key workers and night workers leave and sickness taking on their role accountabilities. You will also undertake Needs and Risk Assessment, Support Planning and provide progressive support and direction to young people in accordance with their individual support plans in the absence of their key worker as well as assisting young people to move onwards to greater levels of community integration to gain enhanced and enriched independent living through delivery of support planning in the absence of the key worker.

Relief Worker JD

For more information on this role, please contact Lisa Xuereb on 01603 621263 Ext. 122 or lisa.xuereb@ymcanorfolk.org

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Job Application Survey Form and forward to recruitment@ymcanorfolk.org or by post to Lisa Xuereb, HR Advisor, 35 - 37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 9.00am
Interview Date:    T.B.A


Organisation: YMCA Norfolk 
Position: Support Worker
Contract: Permanent
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Pay: £9.88/hr
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week

YMCA Norfolk are seeking a Support Worker to provide a safe, supportive and secure environment for tenants with low to medium level support needs. You will also  provide housing-related support through needs and risk assessment, support planning and provision of positive activities and co-production initiatives, and assist tenants to move onwards to greater levels of community integration to gain enhanced and enriched independent living.

Support Worker My Place

For more information on this role, please contact Lisa Xuereb on 01603 621263 Ext. 122 or lisa.xuereb@ymcanorfolk.org

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Job Application Survey Form and forward to recruitment@ymcanorfolk.org or by post to Lisa Xuereb, HR Advisor, 35 - 37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 9.00am
Interview Date: T.B.C


Organisation: YMCA Norfolk 
Position: Property Co-ordinator (Days)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Pay: £7.85/hr
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week

YMCA Norfolk are seeking Property Co-ordinators (working days) in Norwich to undertake the effective operational delivery of housing management functions to tenants to agreed standards, towards our mission of 'transforming young lives and to also ensure provision of a safe and secure environment through management of Health and Safety in the My Place scheme.

Property Co-ordinator (Days) Job Description 2015

For more information on this role, please contact Lisa Xuereb on 01603 621263 Ext. 122 or lisa.xuereb@ymcanorfolk.org

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Job Application Survey Form and forward to recruitment@ymcanorfolk.org or by post to Lisa Xuereb, HR Advisor, 35 - 37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 9.00am
Interview Date:    T.B.A


Organisation: About With Friends
Job Title: Youth & Bespoke Support Worker - Fixed term initially for 1 year
Location: Cromer but will be required to travel
Pay rate: £7.43 - £9.46 per hour
Hours available: We have a 30 hour a week vacancy and a 16 hour a week vacancy

About With Friends (AWF) is looking for enthusiastic members of staff to join their existing team to support their youth members and young adults with learning disabilities, who may also have physical or sensory disabilities and challenging behaviours. By working with AWF and delivering their high quality social activity and bespoke programmes, you will be helping their members to live the life they choose. 
* You will be experienced with working with children and/or young adults 
* Motivated, driven and reliable flexible, as hours can include week day, weekends and evenings 
* Applications welcome from people who want to work weekends only able to work within a team as well as independently
* Hold a full UK driving license and have use of a car

Please apply via AWF's website

Closing date for applications: 29th May 2015


Trustee Vacancy with Break 
Can you help Break make a difference? 
Do you want to join a dynamic and developing Charity that has been changing the lives of young people for nearly 50 years?  

Break is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee which has been providing a diverse range of specialist residential and community based services for vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia for nearly 50 years. With a new CEO in post Break is in a period of exciting change and is seeking to appoint new Trustees to work with us to achieve our mission to "Change Young Lives'' by providing services of the highest quality, working together to create stability and improve opportunities for a better future. We are looking for Trustees with commercial / financial / legal expertise or with experience of the care sector from either a practitioner or user perspective. 

Our existing Trustees are a mixture of locally and nationally located volunteers with specialisms in: - Children, Families, Disability, Social Work, Governance and Leadership. A minimum of four Board meetings per year (including AGM) and one day Board Planning and Development. The role of Trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed. 

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If you are interested in becoming a Trustee of Break and would like further information please visit our website www.break-charity.org or contact Hilary Richards CEO BREAK Charity, Davison House, 1 Montague Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8WN

Tel: 01263 822161 Completed CVs should be emailed to: sally.butler@break-charity.org and be received no later than mid-day on Friday 22nd May 2015. 

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