Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 9 August 2020
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Chelsea Walsh - Practice Manager on 01273 335150
About the role
This is a varied and exciting role working for with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children within the Through Care Service.
As a Personal Advisor you would be responsible for supporting young people as they move through their journey from being looked after into independence as a young adult. You will also play a key role in supporting the young people you work with to navigate the asylum process and help them to make decisions about their future. You will be part of a small specialism within the larger Through Care Service with a staff team who can help support you to develop your knowledge of the role. You will need strong communication and relationship building skills as well as an ability to work with a variety of professionals and other agencies. Strong organisation skills are important as well as the ability to work flexibly and creatively. This is a complex and demanding role which is also very rewarding.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.