City of London, London
Up to £30000.00 per annum
4 months ago
June or July 2021
TPP Recruitment are excited to be working with a children and young people's charity who work to improve the lives and outcomes of young people in care and care leavers by providing them a range of high-quality services and support.
The charity is now looking to recruit a Young People's Advice and Support Officer to deliver and develop their programmes and services to children and young people.
As the first point of call for young people and the professionals that support them, you will provide prompt, high-quality, holistic, tailored advice and support to young people in care and care leavers on a range of issues that affect them including housing, further and higher education, finance, well-being and queries from carers, social workers and other professionals. Through building constructive relationships with a range of agencies and services across local authority, education and community settings, you'll also develop and strengthen referral pathways, enabling further support for young people.
You will also be involved in delivering group workshops to children in care, care leavers and the professionals who support them, about their rights and entitlements, and their emotional and social wellbeing.
While services are primarily delivered over the phone, by email and in group and 1:1 settings through video and outreach in the community, there has been an increasing move into digital delivery methods and at the moment, delivery is exclusively online.
To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate experience and skills in the following:
-Experience working directly with young people in a context such as advice and guidance, youth work, participation, education or similar
-Knowledge of key issues relation to children in care and young care leavers and an aptitude for learning new information and relevant legislation
-Experience of supporting vulnerable people with various needs via a range of methods including digitally
-Strong ability to build rapport with young people and professionals quickly
-Thorough knowledge of safeguarding children and vulnerable young adults
While currently remote, the role will be based in central London but will have the possibility to work from home half of the time. Some evening work will also be required in this role.
The charity value and celebrate people's diversity and are keen to receive applications from people with experience of care and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented in the organisation.
If you are passionate about improving the lives of looked after children and young people and have the relevant experience for this role, please show your interest by sending your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number J74882DT.
Closing date: Tuesday 1st June 9am