The starting salary for this role is £13.20 per hour.
As a Bank Transition Support Worker the role will contribute to the local authority's statutory duty to enable, assist and encourage young people to participate in education and training up to the age of 18. Working as part of the Year 11/12 Transition Service you will support young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training). This will be achieved through supporting personal development, including helping young people through challenging issues related to relationships, home life and academic stress.
The of role Transition Support Officer will firstly assist the ‘Tracking Support Officers’ and the ‘Senior Tracking Officer’ to ensure that the education training and employment status of all 16-18 years olds is maintained in accordance with Department for Education (DfE) guidance.
Secondly the post will assist the ‘Personal Coach’ with providing information, advice and guidance to vulnerable young people in Surrey, to support them to make realistic choices about education, training and employment, so as to ensure a positive outcome and progress towards a sustained post-16 destination.
You will need to have knowledge and be prepared to learn about post 16 education, the training landscape, local labour market. The role will involve advocating on behalf of young people with regards to their education, training or employment status. You will be supported in using action plans, skills assessment tools to enable progress towards goals.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:
- Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written as you will need to be comfortable and confident communicating with parents and carers, young people and professionals
- Experience or Knowledge of delivering careers information, advice and guidance.
- Experience of working with parents and carers, young people and families
You will also be required to travel throughout the county visiting schools, further education and training settings and homes, therefore you must hold a current full driving license and will need your own car insured for business purposes.
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The advert closes at 23:59 on 28th November 2021.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Simon Clarke by e-mail at email@example.com.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.