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Young Person’s Advisor

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/12/2019 23:59
£22,911 - £26,317
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be Council Offices, Green Lane, Spennymoor, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.

Job details 

Closing date:
17 Dec

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This job is closed for applications.

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Children and Young Peoples Services - Looked After Children & Care Leavers

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/19/332

Young Person’s Advisor – full time – permanent

Grade 7 £22,911 - £26,317

The Young People’s Service provides services to looked after young people and young people who have left care between the ages of 15 and 25 and aged 16+ child in need young people.

The post holders will undertake the duties of a Young Person’s Advisor as set out in the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 with responsibility for a caseload of young people, whose assessed needs are commensurate with the grade of the post, with the aim of achieving improved outcomes for them.

The main areas of responsibility for the Young Person's Advisor will be:

• To work in partnership with young people, their families/carers and a range of agencies, in order to identify and meet the needs of those young people.
• To provide a service to young people, including assessments of need, contributing to more complex assessments where appropriate; preparing and implementing pathway planning, reviews, co-ordination of services, advice and support.
• To support young people in accessing and sustaining appropriate education, training and employment opportunities.
• To support young people in developing a healthy lifestyle and enable them to access appropriate health and promotion services.
• To ensure that the young people’s accommodation needs are met.
• To ensure that accurate records are maintained which reflect decision making and to prepare and present reports where appropriate.
• To ensure that young people and their views are at the centre of the service and promote their participation in all aspects of service delivery.

Required Qualification: Applicants are required to be qualified to NVQ Level 4 or equivalent and have significant experience of direct work with children and young people.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Your normal place of work will be Council Offices, Green Lane, Spennymoor, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.

For further information about the posts please contact Lindsey Dodds, Team Manager on 03000 262265 or via e-mail at lindsey.dodds@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 6th January 2020.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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