Personal Advisor to Care Leavers
Fostering, Adoption and Care Leavers
Permanent, full time
Scale 6, Salary £24,799 - £26,317
Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is our motto! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.
Who you are… Are you able to work positively with young people to develop the skills they need to live independently after leaving care? Working closely with the young person, carers and variety of partner agencies, you will develop a Pathway Plan, supporting them to achieve the agreed outcomes.
What we need from you… your previous experience of engaging and working with young people, you will be able to use your knowledge of the relevant legislation to influence outcomes. As an advocate for care leavers, you will ensure that gaps in services are identified and steps taken to address these. Developing and maintaining professional relationships with partner agencies will be key to this role, along with the ability to work on your own initiative and organise your workload to ensure all timescales are met.
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!
We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.
What to do now… Please visit our website for a full job description. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alison Sharp – Team Manager, Fostering Adoption and Care Leavers on 01572 729042 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications will be the 12 June 2019 and interviews will take place on 25 June 2019 - please follow the links to apply online. Alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: email@example.com or call 01527 758291.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
How to apply
We will be accepting online applications for this role, if you require access to a computer or the internet resources are available at Rutland County Council’s Catmose site and within the County’s libraries, a member of the team will be happy to help you with your application.
Please contact us on 01572 75 8291 to make alternative arrangements, if for any other reason you may struggle to complete the online application. The application forms can be made available in alternative and accessible formats.