Location: Lincolnshire Leaving Care Service – Sleaford
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £19,192 - £26,234 (Full Time Equivalent)
Closing Date: 30 September 2022
Interview Date: 10 October 2022
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 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.
Experience of working with Children in Care and Care experienced young people is essential.
Continued professional development and a desire to learn is essential.
Experience of working with the Signs of Safety programme is desirable.
Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
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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