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18+ Support Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 06/08/2020 23:59
Grade H £28,785 - £31,371. Temporary for 12 Months.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
6 Aug

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced 18+ Support Officer ( personal advisor) to join the Looked after Children and Young Peoples Service.

You will possess a sound demonstrable understanding of human growth and development. In particular being competent in understanding the insecurities faced by Looked After Children as they make their transition to adulthood.

A working knowledge of the range of issues that care leavers might expect to face as they make their transition to adulthood and the legal framework affecting care leavers (in particular the 1989 Children Act and Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and related Regulations).

You will also have an understanding and ability to apply relevant legislation and guidance.

You will be able to demonstrate working with others and behaving in a way that respects the rights of others, taking into account their needs and not be discriminatory. Experience of working in a statutory children and families social care setting and undertaking assessments, analytical report writing and effective communication skills is essential to fulfil the role of an 18+ Support Officer.

You will hold a relevant level 3 qualification, or equivalent, in Social Care, or support to children and young people. A current driving licence and access to a car, or means to mobility support is also an essential requirement of the post.

It would also be desirable to have experience of working with child protection, have IT skills and experience of safeguarding and working with looked after children and young people.

If successful you will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

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