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0-25 Transition Assistant

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/05/2019 23:59
£18,795 - £19,171
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Employment Location:
Kingswood Centre
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Job details 

Closing date:
23 May

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

You will be a member of the Transition Team within the 0-25 Disability Service. You will work with young people with a Learning and or Physical Disability from age 13 -25 who have had a Statement of Educational Needs and an allocated Social Work preparing the young person for adulthood.

Working in an outreach model your role is to promote the independence of Young Person with the aim of enabling them to reach their full potential both within their home and in the wider community.

You will support the implementation of a transition plan for young people under the guidance of the Transition Facilitator.

You will work across 4 key pathways to embed new services / practices for young people through transition to:

• Gain skills and prepare for further education, employment, training or volunteer work
• Help being part of the persons local community and building relationships
• Guidance and support in accessing and maintaining housing
• Guidance in staying safe, healthy and connection into health services where appropriate

The team is operates from the Kingswood Centre, but you will be expected to work within the community so driving is essential.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

To assist the young person following individual person centred pathways.

To contribute to the mapping and maintenance of what services are available in the community.

Provide information to Transition Facilitators and where required attend reviews and assist to manage expectations of families, young people, schools and other professionals.

Contribute to information and advice provided to young people, families, schools and other professionals on individual pathways and transition opportunities.

To complete and maintain appropriate records.

The post holder will need to support or assist in the administration of medication for a Young Persons in accordance with the individual assessed need.

To support young person with travel requirements.

To support/assist a Young Person with their personal care needs in accordance with assessed needs.

To undertake a key worker responsibility where required in accordance with Social Care National Occupational standards NICE standards. (Named worker)

To ensure the service of vehicles meet the required workplace protocols and checks which will include internal and external cleanliness.

Represent the Council’s interests ensuring that the Council’s position is advocated.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


You will have training and experience of working in similar service areas.

You will hold a vocational qualification e.g.QCF / NVQ 2 or equivalent is desirable, you will be expected to acquire this if not already held.

You will show sensitivity and empathy in your work.

You will demonstrate knowledge of professional care groups and external contacts e.g. GPs, nursing services and emergency services.

You are able to manage behaviour that challenges e.g. behavioural difficulties in homes and/or the community

You will demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

You will demonstrate knowledge of specialist equipment and an awareness of Manual Handling techniques.

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours

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Additional Information

DBS: Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.. The contact details are:
Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Use of a vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Interviews scheduled for the 6th June 2019.

For further information please contact Yolande Henebery, Team Manager on 01454 866312 or Yolande.henebery@southglos.gov.uk

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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