Location: Bristol, South West England.
Salary: £24,000 per annum (pro-rata).
Contract Type: Fixed Term Part-Time
Closing Date: 20 December 2023
Contract/Hours: Part Time Fixed Term Contract – for 12 months – 18.5 hours a week.
Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays pro rata, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, and a discount portal with your favourite brands. Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 discounts from national retailers.
Why Action for Children?
Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It is the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.
A bit about the role
As a Transition Worker, you will support care experienced people aged 16-24 with significant transitions. This might involve preparing them to move into independent living or supported accommodation. For young people moving on, this may be a move onto their own tenancy/suitable accommodation, or another planned destination.
Where young people are moving towards more independence you will assist them to develop the necessary life skills to manage their own tenancy independently, and responsibly and to budget effectively.
You will also support young people with skills to Transition to new environments whilst they live with their carers – this will include supporting them to move to college or exploring work-based options and experiences.
It will be your role to build a trusting relationship with the young people and support them to sustain positive relationships with other adults involved with them, as they move into the next stage of their lives. Where young people are moving on to live independently you will assist them to develop the necessary life skills to manage their own tenancy independently, and responsibly and to budget effectively.
How you'll help to create brighter futures
You'll offer support and advice to our young people to overcome barriers that can include housing, homelessness, confidence and self-esteem issues, poor social skills, lack of qualifications and employment opportunities. You will also support young people with emotional wellbeing and provide resilient and nurturing support, even in challenging and demanding situations.
Key responsibilities of your role will be to:
Let's talk about you!
We're looking for someone with great planning and organisational skills. Do you have the ability to communicate effectively and find it easy to build and engage with young people and professionals? If so, we would love to hear from you!
Some other requirements we have for the role are:
For any recruitment related queries or help with your application please contact: David Simpson on 01923 361732.
At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace by actively encouraging applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic candidates and people with disabilities, as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and meaningful action to ensure fair opportunity to all groups in our communities and for AFC.
Don't meet every single requirement? If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.
Full details and application documents here
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