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Gypsy Roma Traveller [GRT] Outreach Worker

Salary details: C1 - £21,589 - £23,836 (pro rata)

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Ref: 18881

Employer: Leeds City Council

Children & Families

Team Social Care

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Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Hours per Week: 25

Closing date: 23 April 2019 11:30 PM

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Leeds is a compassionate city where culture and diversity is both important and celebrated, we want Leeds to be a Child Friendly City.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic outreach worker to join the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller (GRT) Outreach and Inclusion Team. The job role is to provide direct work, support and guidance to GRT families with children aged 0-5 years in order to improve outcomes for children and young people living within these communities.

The successful candidate will be highly skilled in engaging children and young people and their families around early help approaches, be able to demonstrate a positive approach to partnership working and have both the ability and confidence to provide high support and high challenge to other services and organisations working with GRT communities in Leeds.

The ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team and be confident and passionate around inclusion and early years. Knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families is an essential requirement of the post. Applications from candidates identifying as Gypsy, Roma or Traveller and/or that are able to speak a Central or Eastern European language would be particularly welcome.


For an informal discussion, contact Georgina Bright on (0113) 39 52855 Mob: 07891 273116 or email: georgina.bright@leeds.gov.uk.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.