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Young Persons Advisor

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Marina Centre, Lowestoft
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Maternity / Paternity Cover
Closing date:
28 May 2019 01:00 PM
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The Leaving Care Service are looking for a committed self-motivated person to provide advice and support to care leavers aged 18 - 21 possibly 25 as they make their transition from care to independence.

The service offers a comprehensive 16+ Leaving Care service to young people aged 16 - 25.

You will hold a case load of care leavers providing 1:1 support and undertaking the role of personal adviser as described in the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000, this will include completing and reviewing Pathway Plans.

In this role you will work with a specialist team of Social Workers and Personal Advisers to deliver high-quality social care services to young people leaving care throughout Suffolk.

To be successful in your application, you will have experience of working with young people in a professional capacity, as well as and understanding of the issues and challenges that affect care leavers as they move into independence. You will also have enthusiasm and be creative in engaging young people.

We’re looking for individuals with significant experience of partnership working and working successfully with colleagues in other services on complex issues. You will be someone who can promote the need for improvement and act as a role model for change. Positive, committed, adaptable and thorough, those around you will appreciate your confident approach and your personal integrity. You should also able to work to deadlines and motivate others to work effectively. Customer and communities focused, you will demonstrate a duty of care at all times.

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • To develop and sustain positive working relationships with young people and the team and be highly motivated to deliver excellent services to young people
  • Liaise with other professionals
  • Have an understanding of relevant legislation
  • Undertake Pathway plans and reviews.

If you’ve got the skills we’re looking for and would like to discuss this further, please contact Wendy Wright or Simon Godfrey on (01502) 521490.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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