Team: Leaving Care
Job Family: CBG8 - Supporting
Salary: £24,920 – £27,661 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role
Contract: Hybrid - Fixed Term, 12 months
Closing Date: 7th October 2022
Interview Date: TBC
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
More about the role:
Help young people achieve their full potential by supporting them as they make the transition from being in care to independent living. Our work supports young people, who have experienced significant disruption and often trauma in their early lives and adolescence, to have the opportunity to prepare themselves for independence and their adult lives, and to remain in touch with them beyond this. This is the final part of the young person’s journey with social care and is significantly important in their transition in to adult lives and adult services where appropriate.
Our Personal Advisors deliver a front line service and safeguard some of the most vulnerable young adults in Central Bedfordshire.
As a Personal Advisor you will be highly motivated to finding your own greatness through the extensive training and development offered in order to provide an outstanding service to young people who are Leaving Care. You will be working with young people aged between 16 and 25, undertaking needs assessments, and creating Pathway Plans with them to support their needs so that aims and aspirations are met.
You will be able to effectively manage a caseload to ensure that all departmental and statutory procedures and requirements are met. You will maintain accurate and appropriate records on all work undertaken in accordance with the departmental procedures. As part of the Leaving Care team you will participate in the team duty rota so that enquiries can be dealt with promptly.
In summary the statutory functions and requirements include:
- Ensuring Care Experienced Young People (CEYP) are safeguarded and supported through plans for accommodation and EET.
- Undertaking statutory requirements for Looked After Children and CEYP.
- Using relevant Assessment Frameworks to undertake assessments of young people’s needs.
- Ensuring regular review and monitoring.
- Implementing Care and Pathway Plans and appropriate interventions for CEYP.
- Participating in reviews.
- Working collaboratively with other agencies, delivering a multi-agency integrated service to CEYP.
- Ensuring that asylum seeking young people have good quality legal representation to help them with asylum applications and that they maintain contact with the immigration authorities.
Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community.
What we can offer you
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:
- Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
- A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
- Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
- Generous family friendly policies and practices
- A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
- Staff network and support groups
- Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
- An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
- Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
- Access to discounts from local and national retailers
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Personal Advisor
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Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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