The personal advisors in the team provide vital support and advice to our Care Leavers during their transition from living in care to adult life.
It’s an exciting time to be join this team , who are a deeply committed group of staff - they are passionate about ensuring this cohort of care leavers are offered the best opportunities possible to:
- engage in education, training and employment opportunities
- acquire budgeting and life skills
- maintain their accommodation and secure housing
- live a healthy lifestyle and access health services
- make positive use of community and leisure services
- promote family and friendship links
- be aware of their responsibilities as citizens
There are 3 positions available, the hours for the vacancies are: x2 37 hours per week and x1 22.5 hours per week.
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In Brighton & Hove there has been the re-designing of our children’s social work services in Autumn 2015, part of which was the formation of a team dedicated to work with Careleavers. We passionately believe that putting relationship-based practice at the centre of everything we do enables us to provide consistent and quality support to Care Leavers so that they can have the very best start in adult life and to live happy, healthy and safe and independent lives.
The changes we have introduced are already having a positive impact on our ability to provide consistent and unbroken support to young people. Our recent Peer Review highlighted that our ‘social workers and support staff at every level were impressive’ and they had ‘confidence in the management team’. But we can’t realise our ambition to become a centre of excellence and best practice without more dedicated, skilled and motivated workers like you.
We will give you the time and active support you need to make a real difference to young peoples lives and you will be encouraged to take part in practice research and to contribute to practice development within the service.
So if you have the skills, interest and experience of working with Care Leavers we would like to hear from you.
For further information or an informal discussion about this role please contact:
Bob Uden, Leaving Care Manager
Telephone: 01273 295423
Interview Date: Friday 29th March 2019 & Tuesday 2nd April 2019.
We also have a full time role available in our Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Team, please see reference number B&H04906 to apply.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
-A competitive salary
-Career average pension scheme
-Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
-An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
-A range of other staff benefits
Find out more about Living in Brighton & Hove on our website.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We look forward to receiving your application.