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Leaving Care Ambassador

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
11/10/2019
Advert End Date:
25/10/2019 12:00
Salary:
£19,171 pa
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
192361
Employment Location:
Children and Families Social Care, Town Hall & Civic Offices
Post Number:
CF10919

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Oct


Further information

Leaving Care Ambassador
(Children and Families Social Care, Town Hall and Civic Offices)
£19,171 pa

Fixed Term post for 2 years

The WorkPlace

Would you like to be part of an exciting project which will transform our offer to young people leaving care?

By putting young people in the lead, the WorkPlace project will deliver changes to services which make the most difference to them. Bringing together people and services, the WorkPlace will create new opportunities for young people leaving care to achieve their goals, and will support holistic change to young people’s experience in areas such as accommodation, well-being and relationships, through to skills for education training and employment.

We are looking for care experienced individuals who have received a leaving care service to contribute to the best possible outcomes for children looked after and young people leaving care in South Tyneside.

As the Leaving Care Ambassador within Children’s and Families Social Care you will be required to take a leading role in developing support for Care Leavers and acting as a representative voice for Care Leavers across the Council and its partners/stakeholders. The role will support the Children and Families service by sharing insight and advice, actively engaging in communication activities and seeking the opinion of other children and young people.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Tony Joyce, Service Manager – Integrated Looked After Children on (0191) 4244647.

You will be expected to:
• Be respectful of the experience and views of other children and young people at all times.
• Work within our guidelines for data protection and confidentiality - this means we ensure that personal data is not shared or misunderstood.
• Work within other Safeguarding policies and procedures as advised.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 25 October 2019
Shortlisting: Week commencing 28 October 2019
Interviews: Week commencing 11 November 2019

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