We have an exciting opportunity for a Transition Worker to join the Staying Connected Team. In this busy role, no two days will be the same as you support Young People to live independently in the community.
Position: Transition Worker (Fixed Term) – Staying Connected Team
Location: Mobile position covering Cambridgeshire/Peterborough
Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week (job share considered)
Salary: £20,808, within the salary scale of £20,808 - £21,848 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term – until March 2022
Benefits: Competitive salary, with defined roles and grades, generous holiday allowance: from 31 days (including public/bank holidays), tension for your future where we contribute 5% if you contribute 3%. We even rebate employer national insurance contributions on your salary sacrifice too, flexible working to make sure your role works in tandem with your life and free tea and coffee!
Closing Date: Sunday 16th May 2021
Interview Date: The first interview will be a Safe Care/ Warner style interview, which will be held on Monday 24th May 2021. Second interviews will take place on Tuesday 25th May 2021. Each interview will last around 60 minutes.
In this busy Transition Worker role, no two days will be the same as you support Young People to live independently in the community. You’ll work with numerous agencies to help make a difference to the lives of young care leavers in the community.
Working both within the Young Persons home and in a variety of other settings, you’ll develop personal, flexible and realistic support packages based on people’s individual circumstances.
Ultimately, the Transition Worker role is all about helping young people to realise their full potential, so you’ll develop strength-based plans, complete risk assessments and identify opportunities for them to get involved in their communities. That means you’ll also build relationships with the Young People. Delivering support to all young people to make a positive transition into adulthood, improve young people’s chances to progress successfully through education to employment, helping them to acquire the skills to live independently, whilst supporting them to make positive, informed choices about their lives
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, creative and motivated with a professional, caring and calm approach.
You will need to be able to demonstrate commitment, flexibility and imagination. You will also need to be creative in problem solving and be able to work well using your own initiative and within a team.
The charity prides itself on being an inclusive and supportive employer and recognises that working with young people, although incredibly rewarding, is not without its challenges. Therefore, it wants you to feel appreciated for the life changing work you are doing.
You will receive comprehensive training, company pension scheme, have excellent career progression opportunities, and be working in a warm and welcoming work environment – amongst many other things.
If you are interested in enriching the lives of the people we support, especially those who are living within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area, we would love to hear from you!
Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to help transform the lives of children and young adults across East Anglia? You’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to society and communities across the region, whatever your role. As well as giving something back you will be fully supported in your role and given everything you need to develop in your career, whatever direction you want that to be.
About the Organisation
The organisation is an innovative charity that provides hope and support for vulnerable children and young people. Based in East Anglia, the charity offers a ‘whole childhood’ service that represents exceptional commitment to the young people it works with and investment in their futures.
To comply with the Immigration Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 and additional amendments, and UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements, all prospective employees will be asked to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. The charity will ask to see and take a copy of an appropriate official document as set out in the UKBA guidelines.
The charity is committed to equality of opportunity. Your current immigration status will not be taken into account when assessing your application against the selection criteria for the post.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
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