Vacancy posted: Friday, 16 Mar 2012
Salary: £22,977 - £25,832 The Leaving care Team provide advice and guidance to young people who are, or have been, looked after away from home by Falkirk Council.
You will work as part of the team to provide this support to young people as they make the transition from care to more independent living. You will develop and maintain key worker relationships with individual young people and work in partnership with fieldwork staff and colleagues from other agencies to contribute to and assist in the implementation of agreed Pathway Plans.
An HNC in Social Care or SVQ3, together with demonstrable evidence of working with young people who have experienced trauma and/or who have been looked after away from home is essential. Successful applicants for posts working with children or vulnerable adults will be subject to disclosure checks or the new PVG scheme.
Job Reference: FLK002980
Closing Date: 29-Mar-2012
About Falkirk Council and Falkirk Community Trust
Falkirk Council is a unitary authority which provides all local government services for the Falkirk Council area. Covering 112 square miles, it has a population of 151,570 and extends from Banknock in the west to Blackness in the east and from South Alloa in the North as far as Limerigg in the south. The area contains varied countryside, including areas of considerable landscape quality. It also contains the port of Grangemouth and depends for its prosperity on a broad industrial base which includes sizeable industrial areas in Falkirk and Grangemouth. Council Headquarters The Council Headquarters are located in Falkirk but there are many service points throughout the area. The Council has in the region of 7,000 employees making it one of the largest employers in the area and has a net council general fund expenditure of £344.8 million for 2012/2013. Falkirk Councilís aim is to improve the quality of life for local people by working with all communities, sectors and groups to deliver high quality services which are accessible, accountable, responsive and provide value for money.