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Young Persons Adviser - Independent Futures

S01 £30,012 - £31,764 p.a.

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S01 £30,012 - £31,764 p.a.
Full time 35 hours per week
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3 Elwood Street, London N5 1EB
S01 £30,012 - £31,764 p.a.
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Young Person Adviser – Leaving Care Team (Independent Futures)

Independent Futures supports with just over 420 young people between 16 and 25 years old. Our Young Person’s Advisers work jointly with our co-located Looked After Children social workers with young people before they reach 18 and our young people between 18 and 25 years old. 

Our young people are at the heart of everything we do. With this in mind, Islington is practicing in a trauma informed approach. We believe by better understanding the lived experiences of our young people, we are better positioned to engage, support and assist our young pe0ople to reach their full potential. Relationships are central to achieving the very best outcome for our young people and their families. Therefore, relationship based practice is at the centre of our approach. In return, we offer dedicated training, coaching and supervision to develop your skills in this area. We have opportunities to consult with clinicians on cases and offer a range of appropriate support services in borough for our young people. Islington Children Social Care was judged by OFSTED in June 2017 as being Good with Outstanding Leadership. The Independent Futures team is well resourced and enjoys a stable and supportive workforce.

Islington is looking to recruit enthusiastic and talented Young Person Advisers who are interested in professional development opportunities as well as having a passion and ability to work with young people, sometimes in challenging circumstances. Our caseloads are varied, from young people who are very stable and settled and those who need more intensive support and safeguarding.

We are really proud of our young people and their achievements. We are looking for Young Person Advisers who will be tenacious in engaging, safeguarding and supporting our young people to fulfil their education, employment and training aspirations. As a Young Persons Advisers you will bring experience of assessing and managing risk, undertaking person centred planning in active collaboration with young people. You will need to have good direct work skills, the ability to engage young people and skills in multi-agency working. You will be able to record effectively and bring the principles of dignity, respect, empathy, and a strength based, collaborative approach to service delivery. You will need to be able to work, within a team and also using your own initiative.

In return, Islington offers a good pension scheme and generous holidays, an experienced management team, good developmental opportunities and a great working location, with excellent public transport links.

If you are willing to go the extra mile to support our young people to be safe, happy, successful and to achieve their potential, please make an application via the link below.

Please ensure you address the person specification fully, referencing how you meet each specification in turn as fully as possible. 

Closing date: Thursday 21st June 2018 at 23:59

Motivation Interview dates: 29th  June and 2nd July 2018

Those candidates who are successful following the motivation Interview will be invited back for a panel interview on Wednesday 4th July 2018

For an informal discussion please contact James Moore on 0207 527 7797

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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