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Leaving Care Personal Advisor

Date: 13-Jan-2022

Job Location: Gloucester

Employer: Gloucestershire County/Gloucester City Councils

  • Job Title:                            Leaving Care Personal Advisor
  • Job Location:                     Cheltenham & Gloucester
  • Salary:                               £26,511 - £29,577 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent & Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:                     31/01/2022 
  • Job Requisition Number:   2470 
  • This post is not open to job share

 

Role: Leaving Care Worker (Personal Adviser)

 

Gloucestershire’s vision is “to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.”

 

We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children.

 

If you think you can make that difference, we need to hear from you.

Location: We are recruiting for 3 permanent Leaving Care workers in Cheltenham; 1 permanent in Gloucester and 1 Fixed Term in Gloucester (Housing team)


Teams: 11-25 Service in Gloucestershire supporting Care Leavers aged 16 – 25 years old

You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do: Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please click here.

Your Role:  You will join us as a Leaving Care Worker (Personal Adviser) and will work with a caseload of young people developing plans enabling young people to transition into adulthood.

You will be expected to work alongside Social Workers to ensure a smooth and supported transition when they come to leave care. Your core focus will be to work with young people, enabling them to develop independence skills. You will provide care leavers with practical and emotional support.

You will be committed to working in a multi-agency manner, thus providing quality services and outcomes for young people, as they transition into adulthood and independent living. You will be a skilled communicator enabling you to build up effective working relationships with a variety of young people from different backgrounds. The role may also at times involve supporting and leading group work sessions and encouraging and developing the participation of young people in shaping the services we deliver.

 

Reward & Support: We’ve said what we want from you, so here’s what we offer in return for your hard work. A generous pay and reward programme including:

  • Employee Benefits Programme
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 year’s continuous service
  • Free car parking

 

For an informal chat about these roles, please email

Gloucester Contact: Alex Pagel alexander.pagel@gloucestershire.gov.uk  

Cheltenham Contact: Joanne Blanchard joanne.blanchard@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

Additional Information


To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

 

Leaving Care Personal Advisor Job Profile 


This Position is subject to a DBS check. 


Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.


It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.