This is an exciting opportunity to join the Extended Adolescent Service, within Brighton & Hove’s Specialist Adolescent Service.
The Adolescent Service works with young people 11-18 who are at risk of criminal and/or sexual exploitation, entering custody or becoming looked after. This post will carry a mixed case load, but there will be a particular responsibility for engaging young people in education and offering advice and guidance to colleagues.
For an informal discussion, please contact Maria Dimitriou - Lead Practitioner Extended Adolescent Service on 07802 873594.
About the role
Brighton & Hove City Council Adolescent Services is part of a multi-agency Service based within Children's Safeguarding & Care services in Brighton & Hove under the Families, Children & Learning Directorate. The service works with young people who are either at risk of family or care breakdown, using substance or offending. We target the most high risk and vulnerable adolescents in the city, providing intensive joined up support to them and their families to effect change.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join this busy and dynamic team specialising in educational advice and support, as part of the Brighton & Hove Adolescent Service. This post will involve working with young people across a range of interventions, including direct work with pupils, strategic support of school teaching and support staff, and cross-agency networking.
The post sits with in the EAS team that is part of the wider adolescent service. You will be working in close partnership with colleagues in the Adolescent Service (Social work, RUOK, YOS, FFT,EAS) as well as partners in Health, Police, Community Safety, generic Social Work and voluntary sectors.
The Education Advisor will be responsible for education as a partner agency within the Adolescent Services and be the single point of contact to manage and address children and young people’s educational needs, working alongside the Local Education Authority and schools. You will aim ensure that all young people open to Brighton and Hove Adolescent Services have access to and are engaged in appropriate education.
The role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of working effectively with challenging children and/ or young people. You will deliver individually tailored programmes that achieve the best outcomes for young people at risk of offending, exploitation, vulnerability or harm. We are looking for someone who brings enthusiasm, dynamism and creativity to the role and who has a sound knowledge and understanding of education and social care, and the respective dilemmas and issues of working with young people in this context.
Please be aware that the role of Adolescent Education Adviser requires a level of professional qualification equivalent to teaching. Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details.
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
- Staff discounts
- A range of other staff benefits
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
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 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..