Leaving Care Worker (Personal Adviser)

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Salary:£26,511.00 - £29,577.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:Yes 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Gloucestershire- GL1 1HG, GL52 2SG, GL5 1JR - GL1 3NZ 

Closing date:17 August 2020 at midnight 

 Role: Leaving Care Worker (Personal Adviser)

 Location: We are recruiting in our Stroud, Gloucester & Cheltenham teams

Team: 11-25 Service in Gloucestershire supporting Care Leavers aged 16 – 25 years old.

Our Vision:

Looking for your next challenge? Then Gloucestershire County Council is looking to hear from you! We are currently growing our workforce and are looking for 7 Leaving Care Worker (Personal Advisers) to join our various teams around the county.We are committed to building the best, our Children’s services are on the lookout for high calibre candidates with a track record of excellence, commitment and delivering to the highest standards to securing the best outcomes for the children and young people they work with.Social work in Gloucestershire is child focussed, placing them at the heart of all that we do. You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do; values of Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please click here.

Your Role: 

You will act as a Leaving Care Worker (PA) and will work with a caseload of young people developing plans enabling young people to transition into adulthood.

You will be expected to work alongside Social Workers to ensure a smooth and supported transition when they come to leave care.

Your core focus will be to work with young people, enabling them to develop independence skills.

 You will provide care leavers with practical and emotional support.

You will be committed to working in a multi-agency manner, thus providing quality services and outcomes for young people, as they transition into adulthood and independent living.

 You will be a skilled communicator enabling you to build up effective working relationships with a variety of young people from different backgrounds.

 The role may also at times involve supporting and leading group work sessions and encouraging and developing the participation of young people in shaping the services we deliver.

This Position is subject to a DBS check.

 Interviews to be held 7th- 25th September

 Reward & Support: We’ve said what we want from you; here’s what we offer in return for your hard work. A generous pay and reward programme including:

  • Flexible working opportunities

  • Employee Benefits Programme

  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service

  • Car parking

Application Information

For an informal chat about this role, please email :

Jo Blanchard (Cheltenham) – 01242 262695joanne.blanchard@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Alex Pagel (Gloucester North) – 01452 426730 Alexander.Pagel@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Carol Hewitt (Gloucester South) – 01452 551276 carol.hewitt@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Dave Stewart (Stroud) – 01452 583686 David.Stewart@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Application Information

This Position is subject to a DBS check.Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.


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