Location: Hybrid office in Devon, with travel to meet young people in Devon and Cornwall.
Salary: £24,000 per annum, pro rata
Contract Type: Fixed Term Part-Time
Closing Date: 16 November 2023
Contract/Hours: Fixed Term contract for 12 months / Part-Time – 18.5 hours per week ( flexible/negotiable at interview stage depending on the service needs)
Interviews will be taking place on Friday 24th November 2023
Benefits: 29 days annual leave pro rata PLUS bank holidays, Blue Light Card, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.
Vulnerable children in the UK need your help.
Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.
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's 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
At the heart of the Action for Children Fostering Southwest Peninsula and Family Breaks Devon services, is the well-being of children/young people, the foster carers, our staff and colleagues.
Our Fostering Southwest Peninsula service provides stable homes for children and young people who cannot live with their families. Our Family Breaks Devon service provides short breaks for children and young people with additional needs, most of whom live with their parents. We are a well-established service with long standing successful fostering networks providing safe environments for our children and young people to thrive and flourish.
We use Attachment theory principles and our knowledge of trauma on early childhood development in our work to help children, young people and foster carers to make a meaningful emotional connection.
As a Transitions Worker, you will be part of a leading therapeutic service providing one to one practical and emotional support to 15-25 year old young people to make the transition from foster care into independence. You will coordinate and direct the support to young people by agreeing and providing interventions, enabling positive and agreed outcomes to be achieved, in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
We support agile / homeworking when required, with the expectation to visit children/young people across Devon and Cornwall in addition to working from our office base in Exeter.
How you'll help to create brighter futures
As a Transition Worker you'll be part of a team that values all our relationships and where relational practice is at the heart of all that we do. This will include assisting young people to secure suitable accommodation where needed, build aspirations, and find suitable employment and training, education opportunities. Some key responsibilities will be;
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Diversity, equality and inclusion
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.
We're also encouraging more male applicants for our Children's Services roles, too.
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.
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