Enfield Leaving Care Team is offering an opportunity to join the Team as Personal Advisor on a full-time permanent basis.
Enfield Care Leavers Service has been consistently graded GOOD by OFSTED, this includes a very reassuring feedback provided by OFSTED as part of a focus inspection on the Service which took place in July 2022.
Our specialist Service supports young people, LAC and Care Leavers, from the age of 16 onwards to prepare for leaving care and live independent and successful lives.
As a Personal Advisor you will be working with young people over the age of 18 who have been in the care of the Local Authority and present a wide range of needs. The main aim of the role is to support them in achieving their aspirations and securing the best possible outcomes for their futures. This comes with their own challenges but is also referred to by members of staff as a very rewarding experience.
You will be part of a diverse and dynamic Team committed to achieving good outcomes for our young people within a supportive and cooperative teamwork environment.
The successful candidate will be passionate about working with young people and will have experience in other settings such as homelessness, youth work, residential work or adult services.
The Leaving Care Service is busy, supportive and committed to continuous improvement. For an informal discussion please contact Zebba Malik (TM) on 0208 132 2864 or via email: Zebba.Malik@enfield.gov.uk
Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/centreofexcellence/about-us/
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification which is available on the job advert, that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your application/CV.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
- 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.