To ensure we achieve even better outcomes for children and young people. We are on a journey to excellence, ensuring children are at the heart of everything we do. We continue to embed solution focused practice by adopting the Signs of Safety model with key partners across the district within our work with families and ensuring we have a clear model of care for the children and young people we look after.
Bradford is a dynamic and forward thinking council, which is reviewing how it delivers our services to our customers in order to improve educational outcomes, protect vulnerable children and young people in the district, and reduce the effects of childhood poverty.
The Care Leavers Service supports young people during one of the crucial times in their lives when they are preparing for independence and so gives them the benefit of consistency for children and Young People, thus providing them with emotional and physical stability during their transition into adulthood. The team prides itself with a wealth of knowledge and experience it has retained over the years as well as the enthusiasm and motivation to achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people.
We are pleased to invite you to apply to work as an Apprentice Personal Advisor within the Care Leavers Service.
One of the main criteria is to have the ability to make relationships with children and young people and carers and are passionate about supporting children/families and carers in the district. The successful applicant will be key to supporting the development and future delivery of the overall service including:
- To undertake direct work with children, young people and families, including participating in group work
- To work in partnership with other agencies to achieve best possible outcomes for children, young people, families and carers
- Support the development of services for the Children and Young People in the Care Leavers Service
- Support young people into independence
- Support placements at times of crisis
- To undertake assessments of need and devise and implement appropriate plans for children, young people, and families and to ensure plans are reviewed on a regular basis
- Support, monitor and assess contact between children, young people and their families as appropriate
- To encourage the participation of children and young people in their own plans
- To be responsible for appropriate monitoring and administration of a range of financial support to children, young people and their families
- To maintain accurate up to date and appropriate records
- To undertake duty, cover and on call duties as required by the needs of the service
- To attend and contribute to team meetings and contribute to service developments as appropriate
Bradford council vacancy ID Ref. No.322314
Breakdown of wage based on candidates age:
- Year 1 - £13,470 pa
- Year 2 - £21,234 pa
Age 18 and above:
- Year 1 - £19,592 pa
- Year 2 - £23,732 pa
The vacancy is offerd on a temporary contract. Apprentices will be able to apply for a full time role if available on completion.
Please follow the link to the Bradford Council website using the reference 322314 if necessary.
The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.
The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.
To meet the apprenticeship funding requirements, you must be entitled to work in the UK and have been a Resident for 3 years.
An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.
- Have verbal and written communication skills
- Is willing to learn and accept feedback to further develop
- Have IT skills, and be able to navigate an electronic file system
- Have the ability to write clear, concise robust reports
- Have a flexible approach when the need arises
- A genuine desire to help young people improve their lives
GCSE Maths and English at Grades A-C/9-4 (or the equivalent) or be able to demonstrate good literacy and numeracy through assessment before interview.
- Day release, off the job training on a Tuesday, to deliver NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
- Care Certificate qualification, covering mandatory and optional units that are relevant to the apprentices role
- Also to deliver, if not already achieved, the Care Certificate
- The apprenticeship will cover areas such as safeguarding, communications, well being of service users, self and others, CPD, respect, dignity, human rights etc
- Maths and English Functional Skills Level 2 if required