Location: Peterborough and/ or Sleaford
Salary: £23,400 - £28,600 (Full Time Equivalent)
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: 10 July 2023
Interview Date: 19 July 2023
Barnardo's work in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council to deliver its Leaving Care Service for young people aged 16-25. We support, encourage, and empower care experienced young people to live independent lives.
Lincolnshire County Council have been inspected by Ofsted and have achieved an ‘Outstanding' grade for the service we provide.
Due to the increase of numbers of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking young people arriving in the UK, we are looking to recruit a Leaving Care worker (Personal Advisor) to work in our Peterborough and/ or Sleaford office. There are three other offices within Lincolnshire with options to work from any of them when required, however the office base with this position is Peterborough.
The expectation of a successful candidate will be to have a good understanding of the barriers faced by unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people during their journey to the UK and whilst living in the UK.
Knowledge of the risks worries and safeguarding concerns when working with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking young people is essential.
Initial Specific Responsibilities
To carry out pathway plans, statutory visits and risk assessments for Lincolnshire care experienced young people.
Within Lincolnshire the Signs of Safety model is used across County as an assessment tool.
Offer support and guidance with accommodation, health, EET, finances and independent skills.
- Helping the care leaver to acquire independent living skills.
- Employment, Education and Training
- Finance – New homes Grant, Universal credit
- Asylum claims
- Health issues
- Helping care leavers to positively engage with services and
participate in life in general according to their own wishes.
We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.
For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.
Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Full details and application documents here
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