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0-25 Transition Facilitator

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
10/04/2019
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/04/2019 23:59
Salary:
£21,589.00 - £24,799
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Care
Vacancy ID:
105164
Employment Location:
Kingswood Centre
Post Number:
CAH1423/914/NSH

Job details 

Closing date:
23 Apr


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

About the Role

An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen for a Transition Facilitator (x1) working within the 0-25 Disability Service within South Gloucestershire Council.

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 do this by facilitating and enabling young people, families, partners, providers and communities to find solutions within the community supporting Local First!

http://www.southglos.gov.uk//documents/West-of-England-Local-First-Framework-2016-17.pdf

Working across 4 key pathways you will help 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

You will work closely alongside other professional such as Education Officers, Teachers, Social worker and health professional.

The team 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.

This is open as Secondment, please ensure you have your manager’s approval before applying.

This is a limited term, fixed term contract (1 year).

Interviews are likely to take place on 15/05/2019

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 plan and evaluate person centred pathways that are outcome focussed for the Young Person by promoting inclusion into the wider community.

To guide Transition Assistant to support the implementation of the transition plan for young people including monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the pathway.

To co-ordinate, facilitate and support the staff team to ensure the delivery of high quality services to Young People.

To consider and plan for Transport/ travel arrangements for the young persons including the opportunity for travel training

To map and maintain what services are available in the community. This will include researching and identify opportunities for young people within local communities.

To attend regular reviews to manage expectations of families, young people, schools and other professionals.

Provide information and advice 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 allocate and monitor key worker responsibility where required in accordance with Social Care National Occupational standards NICE standards. (Named worker)

Take action to refer issues as necessary in accordance with Safeguarding Procedures in order to protect vulnerable children and adults.

Demonstrate specialist equipment to Young Persons and if relevant provide personal care support, this will ensure that Young Persons are provided with the help, information and the support they need.

Liaise and work with external contacts e.g. health agencies, emergency services ensuring that communication is effective.

Manage own caseloads or specific projects to ensure specialist inputs are obtained and effective outcomes achieved.

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

Provide direct care to the young person if required.


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.

Essential

You will hold a vocational qualification e.g. NVQ 3 or equivalent.

You will have considerable experience of working in similar service areas, with customers who have complex needs.

You will demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice; processes and procedures; support mechanisms and specialist equipment.

You will have good communication and relationship building skills.

You will be able to carry out risk assessments.

You will have good report writing skills.

You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in-house software packages

Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice; processes and procedures; support mechanisms and specialist equipment

Ability to carry out risk assessments

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours

Driving License


Desirable

The post holder should have an awareness and make full use of all Manual handling techniques to support the assessed needs of the Young Person which may include personal care support.

Additional Information

Disclosure and Barring Service

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).

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.

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


Salary: £21,589 - £24,799 - per annum (pro rata)

Hours: 37


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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