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YISP co-ordinator

Grade:

Sp. Col pts:

Section:
Department:                                                  Date:

Job purpose

The YISP co-ordinator will be responsible for establishing and overseeing the work of the
Youth Inclusion and Support Panel (YISP), including the management of staff, in order to
ensure that the YISP delivers effective services to address the needs of children referred to the
Panel.

Principal duties and responsibilities

   1. to supervise the work of the YISP key worker(s) and administrator
   2. to oversee the referral, validation and assessment process conducted by the YISP key
       worker(s) and administrators
   3. to prioritise referrals, in consultation with the YISP key worker(s)
   4. to ensure the smooth operation of the YISP, including the translation of assessments
       into effective and innovative integrated support plans (ISP), the preparation of reports
       to the Panel and the presentation of cases
   5. to ensure children and families give their full consent to referrals and that they are
       subsequently involved in the referral, assessment and Panel process to the fullest
       extent possible
   6. to ensure complete case management records are maintained
   7. to facilitate effective partnership-working by all the agencies and individuals involved
       in the YISP
   8. to develop core service agreements with public and voluntary sector providers to
       ensure an adequate and appropriate response to referrals
   9. to provided detailed reports on the YISP’s progress to the YISP’s management group
       and other relevant strategic groups
   10. to ensure that protocols regarding confidentiality are maintained
   11. to develop an effective monitoring system for the YISP, including data collection
       systems and review methods to generate clear evidence of the impact of the
       programme
   12. to manage a budget and complete grant returns to the Children’s Fund Programme
       Manager (and any other relevant funders)
   13. to work flexibly to meet the needs of children and their families. This will include
       working in the evenings and at weekends as required by line management.




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General duties and responsibilities

1. Human resources

    Training
     to keep personal development needs under review, stay informed of current issues, and
     be alert to the (insert organisation’s name) training programme and policies.

    Health and safety
        - to safeguard the health and safety of all persons and premises under your
           control in accordance with the guidance and provisions of health and safety
           legislation and authority and departmental codes of practice and procedures
        - to exercise proper care in handling, operating and safeguarding any equipment,
           vehicle or appliance provided, used or issued by the (insert organisation’s
           name) or provided by a third party for collective use in the performance of
           your duties.

    Equal Opportunities
     to uphold the (insert organisation’s name) equal opportunities policies and practices in
     carrying out your main responsibilities.

2. Environment

    to take account of the environmental issues arising from any service developments,
     and familiarise yourself with (insert organisation’s name) environmental policies and
     established offices and work practices.

3. Technology

    to work with computers and other new technology and associated systems as required.

Other duties
This job description indicates the main areas of activity of this post. From time to time,
however, other tasks/duties may be required, but these will fall within the general area of
responsibility and grade of the post. Any changes which are of a permanent nature will,
following consultation with you, be included in the job description in specific terms and will
be formally issued to you.
Hours:
Location:
Post numbers and grade of any staff supervised by the post-holder:
Post-holders immediate supervisor:

Note that this is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities of this post. The
post-holder may be required to carry out other duties as directed by a supervising officer. The
responsibility level of any other duties should not exceed those outlined above.

I understand and accept the job duties and responsibilities as contained in this job description.

Signed




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Sample job requirements form
 Post title: YISP co-ordinator                                                  Grade
 Post number:
 Section:
 Department:                                                                    Date
                                                                                Proposed
                            REQUIREMENTS                                        selection
                                                                                method

 Qualifications     Degree-level qualification or equivalent                    A

                    Knowledge and understanding of child development            A/I
 Knowledge          An understanding of the risk factors associated with        A/I
                    offending and the Youth Justice System
                    An understanding of effective practice in early             A/I
                    intervention
                    Knowledge of childcare and child protection                 A/I
                    legislation                                                 A/I
                    Knowledge of statutory and voluntary sector child and
                    family service providers
                    Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both      A/I
 Skills/Abilities   orally and in writing
 Interpersonal      Ability to write analytical reports within set timescales   A/I
                    Ability to make appropriate assessments of risk factors     A/I
                    associated with offending
                    Ability to translate assessments into effective             A/I
                    integrated support plans aimed at preventing offending
                    and anti-social behaviour
                    Ability to work with staff at all levels across statutory   A/I
                    and voluntary agencies
                    The ability to initiate and manage intervention             A/I
 Skills/Abilities   programmes designed to address risk factors
 Other              associated with offending
                    The ability to make clear assessments and prioritise        A/I
                    resources.
                    Ability to use information technology and software          A/I
                    programmes
                    Experience of working with children and their families      A/I
 Experience         at risk of offending or involved in offending
                    Experience of multi-agency problem-solving meetings         A/I
                    Experience of partnership working                           A/I
                    Experience of managing staff                                A/I
                    An awareness and understanding of the need to               A/I
 Equal              develop services to meet the needs of a diverse and
 opportunities      multi-cultural community
                    Willingness to work outside normal office hours             A
 Work-related       Willingness to undertake further training and               A
 Circumstances      development as necessary, in order to enhance service
                    delivery


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Appointment of………………………………………. Reference number……………

Please note that the post you are applying for is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974 under Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
(Exemptions) Order 1975.

This means that you are obliged to disclose on your application form all previous convictions
you have which would otherwise be considered as spent in relation to this application.

For further information and guidance, please refer to the Guidance Notes for Applications on
the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act enclosed with your application form.




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Youth Inclusion and Support Panel key worker

Grade:

Sp. Col pts:

Section:
Department:                                                 Date:

Job purpose

YISP key workers will be responsible for the management of a caseload and overseeing the
delivery of interventions designed to address the needs of children referred to the Panel.

Principal duties and responsibilities

   1. to receive referrals from referring agencies, ensuring that the parents and child have
       consented to the referral
   2. to manage and verify the validation process carried out by the YISP administrator
   3. to work with the YISP manager to prioritise referrals
   4. to undertake detailed assessments relating to risk factors associated with predicting
       offending by children
   5. to work with the YISP to translate assessments into effective and innovative integrated
       support plans (ISPs), including the preparation of reports to the Panel and the
       presentation of cases
   6. to negotiate and refer children and their families into appropriate services provided by
       public and voluntary sector providers
   7. where needed, to deliver direct interventions for children (such as intensive one-to-one
       and group work) to address identified risk factors
   8. to support the child and their family throughout the referral, assessment and Panel
       process and throughout the duration of the ISP, ensuring they are involved at all stages
   9. to assist in the monitoring of ISPs, including their review by the Panel
   10. to maintain appropriate case management records either on an IT client information
       system or in manual written case files
   11. to assist in the establishment of core-service agreements with public and voluntary
       sector providers to ensure an adequate and appropriate response to referrals
   12. to work flexibly to meet the needs of children and their families (this will include
       working in the evenings and at weekends as required by line management)
   13. to participate constructively in supervision with the YISP manager and to undertake
       appropriate training activities.


General duties and responsibilities
(as for YISP co-ordinator)




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Sample job requirements form
 Post title: YISP key worker                                                   Grade
 Post number:
 Section:
 Department:                                                                   Date
                                                                               Proposed
                           REQUIREMENTS                                        selection
                                                                               method
                   Knowledge and understanding of child development            A/I
Knowledge          An understanding of the risk factors associated with        A/I
                   offending
                   An understanding of effective practice research on          A/I
                   early intervention theory and programmes
                   Knowledge of the concept of case management                 A/I
                   Knowledge of childcare and child protection                 A/I
                   legislation                                                 A/I
                   Knowledge of public and voluntary sector children and
                   family service providers
                   Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both      A/I
Skills/Abilities   orally and in writing
Interpersonal      Ability to write analytical reports within set timescales   A/I
                   Ability to make appropriate assessments of children’s       A/I
                   risk factors associated with offending
                   Ability to translate assessments into effective             A/I
                   integrated support plans aimed at preventing offending
                   and anti-social behaviour
                   Ability to work in a multi-agency context                   A/I
                   Ability to work as part of a team                           A/I
Skills/Abilities   Ability to form positive relationships and act as a role    A/I
Other              model with children at risk of offending and anti-social
                   behaviour
                   Ability to use information technology and software          A/I
                   programmes

                   Experience of working with children and their families      A/I
Experience         at risk of offending or involved in offending
                   An awareness and understanding of the need to               A/I
Equal              develop services to meet the needs of a diverse and
opportunities      multi-cultural community
                   Willingness to work outside normal office hours             A
Work-related       Willingness to undertake further training and               A
circumstances      development, as necessary, in order to enhance service
                   delivery




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Youth Inclusion and Support Panel administrator

Grade:

Sp. Col pts:

Section:
Department:                                                 Date:

Job purpose

The Administrator will be responsible for developing and maintaining all information and
administrative support systems for the YISP. This will include developing and maintaining
separate databases containing details on referrals and integrated support plans, Panel members
and current and closed client information.

Principal duties and responsibilities

   1. to develop and maintain an efficient and effective database containing information on
       Panel members and clients
   2. to act as a central point for referrals and undertake a validation exercise to ensure the
       child meets the threshold criteria. Validation to be done with information systems held
       within the Yot and by other agencies
   3. to develop a monitoring system for referrals to ensure that the referral process is
       efficient and occurs within locally agreed timescales
   4. to co-ordinate YISP meetings, including booking venues and facilitating the
       attendance of children, parents and other relevant individuals
   5. to provide administrative support to YISP meetings, ensuring that the necessary
       documentation, including invitation letters, reports and assessment profiles are
       available for Panel members before each meeting
   6. to make written records of the decisions made at Panel meetings, including lead
       delivery agents and timescales
   7. to organise and provide administrative support for the training of Panel members
   8. to develop publicity to support and promote the activities of the YISP and the benefits
       of early intervention
   9. to establish and maintain financial records and systems to ensure that funding
       provided for the purpose of the YISP pilot is carried out in accordance with the terms
       and conditions of the Children’s Fund grant (and any other funding streams)
   10. to be responsible for producing a quarterly information management report on the
       YISPs progress, referrals and agencies’ attendance at Panel meetings to the YISP
       management group and other interested stakeholder partnerships
   11. to ensure that protocols regarding confidentiality are maintained
   12. to participate constructively in supervision with the YISP manager and to undertake
       appropriate training activities.

General duties and responsibilities
(as for YISP co-ordinator)




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Sample job requirements form
 Post Title: administrator (YISP)                                           Grade
 Post Number:
 Section:
 Department:                                                                Date
                                                                            Proposed
                          REQUIREMENTS                                      selection
                                                                            method
                   A working knowledge of IT and its application to the     A/I
Knowledge          work place, including database development,
                   spreadsheets and word-processing

                   Ability to draft complex correspondence and reports      A/I
Skills/Abilities   Ability to communicate effectively over the telephone,   A/I
Interpersonal      face to face and in writing with people at all levels
                   Ability to work as part of a team                        A/I
                   Ability to work to very tight timescales and under       T
                   pressure                                                 A/I
                   Ability to prioritise and undertake forward planning     A/I
                   Ability to be flexible and adaptable
                   Ability to use different IT software programmes,         A/I
Skills/Abilities   including databases, spread sheets, presentations and
Other              word-processing                                          A/I
                   Ability to develop, maintain and analyse databases       A/I
                   Ability to develop publicity and undertake marketing
                   initiatives
                   Substantial administrative experience                    A/I
Experience         Experience of design and implementation of IT-based      A/I
                   administrative systems
                   Experience of working with volunteers, professional      A/I
                   staff and children
                   Experience of working under pressure and dealing         A/I
                   with conflicting demands, including working to strict
                   deadlines.                                               A/I
                   Experience of organising and undertaking written
                   recording of meetings
Equal              Ability to incorporate and demonstrate an equal          A/I
opportunities      opportunities perspective in all areas of work,
                   including race, disability, sexual orientation and
                   gender.
Work-related       Willingness to work outside normal office hours          A/I
circumstances      Willingness to undertake further training and            A/I
                   development, as necessary, in order to enhance service
                   delivery




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