Salary: Band: 7, £25,481 - £29,577 pa
37 hours per week
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
Our Through Care Team 2 works with Looked After Young People, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Care Leavers to support them through to independence or reunification to their families. This is an exciting and privileged opportunity to support children and young people in their plans for permanence and to prepare them for adulthood.
The post holder will be responsible for support young people age 18 to 25 to develop their independent living skills. This will include supporting them to access Employment, Education or Training. They will support young people emotionally and practically to move into and maintain a tenancy. They will support young people to develop /or strengthening all the skills necessary for independent living.
What you'll need to succeed
As well as being approachable and supportive, you will be passionate about working with young people. An excellent communicator, you will have the ability to challenge appropriately and be able to sustain positive and effective relationships with young people, their families and professionals.
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.
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.