Young Persons Advisor - Reach Leaving Care Team

£29,577 - £33,782
24 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
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Social care
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Full time permanent
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Reach Leaving Care Team

Young Persons Advisor Permanent Post


Are you ready for an exciting experience, then join City of Wolverhampton Council as a Young Person’s Advisor in the Reach leaving care team.

The key purpose of the Reach Leaving Care Team is to improve the life chances and achieve the best outcomes for children in care aged 16+ and care leavers up to 25, by ensuring they have support to achieve their aspirations, meet their health, education, training and accommodation needs.

The service is a multi-agency service consisting of social workers, young people’s advisors, family support workers, housing team and an education, employment and training co-ordinator which facilitates excellent joint working arrangements to support young people through transition.

Applications for a young person advisor in the above service would be welcomed from applicants who can demonstrate an excellent knowledge and understanding of the needs of Children in care and Care leavers.

You will manage and oversee the delivery of care planning and pathway planning whilst completing statutory duties in relation to care leavers up to the age of 25.

The team is committed to continued, innovative, improvement of services offered to all care leavers, and young people’s participation is central to ensuring the service meet the needs of young people.

We take immense pride in the work that we do and place Wolverhampton children and families at the centre of every decision we make. We are looking for individuals who share our passion and will work to meet the needs of our children and families.

City of Wolverhampton have invested in training all staff in Restorative Practice to ensure there is effective communication and consistency in working with families and children to ensure that are at the heart of everything we do.

There will be a written exercise and attendance at a young persons panel as well as a formal interview.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Samantha Grainger on 01902 55 6256 or 07970244625.

These posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

You will be notified on the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.

Previous applicants need not apply

You will be notified on the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.

City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

Redeployees closing date Monday 15 November 2021


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