Salary - £24,799 - £28,785 p.a. + 7.5% shift pattern for working evenings/weekends
Job type/hours - FTC/secondment to 30 June 2021 due to funding
Closing date - midnight 9 August 2020
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
Portsmouth City Council is committed to ensuring young people leaving residential care in their pathway to independence achieve the best possible support to optimise life chances. You will be part of the Staying Close team providing intensive support and nurture to young people to help them develop the skills they need to live independently. The intervention will be delivered using a Team around the Worker' approach to reduce fragmentation of service delivery.
The post holder will be responsible for engaging with approximately 15-20 young people aged 16 - 25 They will support young people emotionally and practically to move into 'Staying Close' provision assisting them in developing and /or strengthening the skills necessary for independent living. There is an expectation that young people are assisted into appropriate education or training programmes or supported into employment.
Post holders will be expected to work flexibly at times that meet the needs of young people who you are working with. This includes morning and evening work and also weekend work.
The role will be key to improving emotional resilience and self-esteem and optimising opportunities for young people to progress, reduce harmful behaviours and achieve positive outcomes.
What you'll need to succeed
You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as experience of working with challenging young people with a spectrum of needs and abilities.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.