Care Leavers Service- Senior Personal Advisers- Leatherhead and Woking

Surrey County Council
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week.

We have 4 positions available based at the following locations:

  • Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH
  • Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1YB.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered as well as the option to join the car lease scheme.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

Do you want to make a positive difference to a young person’s life?

The Care Leavers' Service (CLS) is a countywide service providing high quality services that meet the needs of our care leavers in their journey into adulthood enabling them to achieve their potential. The Service is made up of four geographical teams based in area offices. Each team is made up of an Team Manager, Senior Leaving Care workers and Leaving Care workers.

The role of a Senior leaving care worker is varied and dynamic, with opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills and experience. Surrey County Council also offers the opportunity to gain accredited training and study time such as Open University Social Work and Children’s and Young People Diplomas.

As a Senior Leaving Care worker your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a case load.
  • Providing support to young people who have ceased to be looked after by the local authority (referred to as Relevant and Former Relevant young people); including asylum seeking young people so that they achieve their potential as they make their journey into adulthood as per the Children Leaving Care Act 2000.
  • Partnership working with various services, agencies and the 3rd sector.
  • Risk assessing and report writing.
  • Implementation and finalisation of young people’s pathway plans.
  • Champion and develop in a lead area.
  • Organise and run workshops for young people and staff.
  • Induct and coach new staff.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence how you meet the person specification in the job description and the following:

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation.
  • Which roles and/or locations you would be interested in working for.
  • Willingness and ability to travel with requirements of the role.
  • Experience working with young people with challenging and complex needs.

For more information on this position please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 07th May 2017. Interviews will be scheduled for end of May - date TBC

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.