Grade 5- £27978-£31044pa
To be flexible and resilient in working with care leavers from different backgrounds and experiences offering fair access to resources and support. To work confidently with diversity and understand the impact of discrimination on care leavers. To advocate, provide advice (including practical advice), guidance and support to young people in receipt of a leaving care service.To complete needs assessments, risk assessments, capacity assessments to be considered within the pathway plans. To attend, chair and manage pathway plan reviews; alongside any other meetings necessary to support transitions to full independence and adulthood. To undertake budget work with all care leavers enhancing capacity for independent living. To keep up-to-date written records of contacts with and of services provided to, the relevant or former relevant young person and ensure that these are recorded on the Integrated Children’s System within 72 hours.To liaise with partner agencies including Housing, DWP, Education, Health, Probation as may be appropriate for the young person. To ensure Housing benefit claims are made and council tax exemption applied for by relevant care leavers.
To assist with the day-to-day running of The Cocoon and to be part of the rota, including Saturdays (9a.m. – 5p.m.To help facilitate events at the Cocoon and to encourage young adults to attend the Cocoon, as well as, events held at the Cocoon. To develop and grow the Youth Management Team and prepare care leavers to present at Corporate Parenting Panels.To identify and escalate any child or adult safeguarding concerns to the Team Manager and professional network. To participate in relevant lead areas/joint working to meet the needs of the service. This can include areas of interest (with the young people being at the centre) to help ensure improved outcomes for them.To respond to complaints and ensure all care leavers have an opportunity to have their views and experiences heard. To support with immigration matters for UASC and liaise with Home Office as appropriate. To support care leavers through bereavement and loss and use of systemic intervention
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jane Gouge on Jane.Gouge@havering.gov.uk
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 10th August 2021, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interview date to be confirmed.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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