Sessional workers are needed to work with our cohort of young people who are all unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors and care leavers. The purpose is to provide outreach services to young people, both looked after (under-18) and care leavers (18+), and to their carers, where appropriate.
The focus will be on enhancing placement stability, and for young people living in accommodation without structured key work, to support them to develop the skills and knowledge needed for them to live successfully in the community, as they transition towards full independence. There will also be the need to accompany young people to particular appointments, such as Home Office screening interviews, or having biometrics done.
Interviews to be held 2nd November.
For an informal discussion please contact Kate Eccles on Kate.J.Eccles@brighton-hove.gov.uk
About the role
Applicants must have knowledge of safeguarding issues and previous experience of working with young people, foster carers, and other professionals involved in the care of looked after young people, and care leavers.
Excellent record writing and IT skills are vital, along with an ability to deal sensitively with difficult or unexpected situations as they arise.
We would positively welcome applications from people who can demonstrate good written and communication skills, as well as a thorough understanding of the challenges which face unaccompanied minors, as they adjust to life in the UK.
Applicants must be able to work independently, and as part of team, have an understanding of anti-racist practice and be aware of safe working practices.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..