Care Leavers Recovery Navigator
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Are you passionate about working with young care leavers?
Join us in piloting a new approach for care leavers in Somerset
who are at risk of rough sleeping
1625 Independent People is a leading youth homeless charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector. We build trusting relationships between our young people and our colleagues and this is at the core of our work.
Working in partnership with Second Step, we are piloting a new approach with care leavers who are at risk of rough sleeping and who have complex needs, including mental health needs, drug and alcohol problems, and involvement in the criminal justice system.
We know that current services don’t work for everyone. This pilot offers you an opportunity to work with a small caseload; with huge scope for innovation and creative ways of working to really change the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people in Somerset; identifying gaps in provision and supporting joined up working to ensure every young person can access and sustain suitable and safe accommodation. This role offers an exciting personal development opportunity to deliver an innovative trauma-recovery model. A comprehensive package of training and support will ensure you are able to succeed in a demanding role.
Working hours: Part-time or full-time
Salary: £20,800 - £22,825 (pro rata for part-time)
Contract: 12 months initially, with the possibility of extension, subject to funding.
Flexible working available
We welcome applications on a secondment basis
Location: Somerset – choice of work base in Taunton, Yeovil, Street or Minehead
You will bring experience of supporting young people who may be hard to reach, knowledge of the challenges facing care leavers and strong engagement skills with the ability to build and sustain relationships with service users. You will have a commitment to promoting independence and supporting vulnerable young people in developing move on and recovery plans.
You will receive a full training and development programme with access to the tools to support and develop your practice, including case reviews, regular supervision, and reflective practice.
Please note this is a joint recruitment - you can either apply to Second Step or 1625 Independent People; you do not need to apply to both.
- To access the Job Pack and submit an Application, please visit our Website:
- Application deadline closes: 23:59, Friday 25 October 2019.
- If you have not heard from us by Wednesday 30 October 2019 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
- Interviews are on Wednesday 6 and Friday 8 November 2019.
Covering Letter Guidance
Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete. We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application.
Your Covering Letter will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and personal attributes will be tested against the job criteria. Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage.
You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process. Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter.
ALTHOUGH THE APPLICATION FORM GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO UPLOAD A CV, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A CV AS THIS IS NOT NECESSARY AND WILL NOT BE USED IN THIS PROCESS.
Equal opportunities for everyone:
We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check.
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.
Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information. If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible.