Post No. SSCF0317 - Young Persons Advisor
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Pathway Service to work with young people aged 14-25, their families and other professionals. We are looking to appoint a number of Young Person’s Advisor’s across the service to support young people aged 14 to 25 to provide a personal advisor service in accordance with The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and Social Services and Well Being (Wales) Act 2014. You will also be providing a service to looked after children aged 14+ to develop their levels of independence, resilience and keeping themselves safe alongside the allocated social worker and other professionals.
The Pathway Service is comprised of three Pathway Teams, including team managers, senior practitioners, social workers, young person’s advisors and social work assistants. We work with children and young people up to the age of 25 and their families. There are also a number of agencies operating locally who work with the young people and their families to improve their lives.
Supervision is regular and the opportunities for career development and training are excellent. Newport itself is a great place to live and work being a geographically small city with a diverse population. It is situated on the M4 corridor and is located between Bristol and Cardiff with excellent transport links. Newport is a growing city with access to affordable housing, good schools and community resources.
In addition to generous annual leave, good pension scheme, comparative or higher pay than neighbouring authorities Newport City Council offers great benefits including:
- Vehicle allowances
- Tax free bikes for work
- Working life balance - flexible employment;
- Career development
- Health and leisure (with discounts with various organisations to enable you to make choices about your health and lifestyle)
- Employee Support Services
- Town centre offices with good transport links
For this role you will be a practitioner with BTEC Health and Social Care, NVQ Level 3 in Child Care or extensive experience in working with children and young people who have experienced the looked after system.
This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
We welcome applications for all our jobs in either Welsh or English
Newport City Council is committed to working towards its workforce being more representative of the population that we serve and particularly welcomes applications from people from the minority ethnic communities represented (or living) in the city. Selection will be made on ability and skills to undertake the role.
Our values – Courageous, Positive and Responsible
Ein gwerthoedd – Dewr, Cadarnhaol, Cyfrifol