The Children Looked After and Leaving Care Hubs work with children who are in permanent care or on care orders, placed with parents, as well as with young people aged 16 to 25. Hub workers make child protection enquiries for any child or young person who makes an allegation against their carers, as well as enquiries into sexual exploitation and serious self-harm.
They also process access to records requests on all closed cases, conduct unaccompanied asylum seeking assessments and support all Staying Put arrangements for young people who want to continue to live with their foster carers after the age of 18. Throughout, the Hub actively listens to the child’s voice and promotes children and young people’s choices, safety and fulfilment.
The Hub helps young people approaching adulthood develop the life skills they need to go on to further education, into training or work and to learn to live independently, if that’s what they choose to do. Care leavers have an appointed Personal Advisor, who is their main point of contact and, once a young person has technically left care, they continue to keep in touch, with visits every 6 weeks, until the young person reaches the age of 21, if they don’t go on to further education, or 25 if they do.
Are you passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to children and young people?
If you like to think outside the box and work in an agile way, these are the qualities that make Slough Children’s Services Trust an employer of choice. Our Children Looked After and Leaving Care Hubs are currently seeking:
If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to be part of an exciting journey to turn children’s services around in Slough then come and join us.
For an informal discussion on any of these roles, please contact Brent Lumley, Head of Service, on 01753 476708.
Slough is one of the most diverse places in the country outside of London and a great place to live or work. In fact it’s the best place to live or work according to a survey by Glassdoor. Pleasant environments, above average salaries and a lower cost of living, mean an increased quality of life for employees. We’re also one of the most accessible places to be, nestled on the corner of the M25, M4 and M40, and less than 20 minutes by train to Central London.
How to apply:
To apply, please complete the online application form below and remember to attach your CV. Please also make sure you state which role and team you are apply for. You can save your application at any time and come back to it later.
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Salary: £43,757-£48,536 (+ £908 local weighting & £5,600 market supplement)
Hours: Full-time (37 hours/week)
Closing date: 9am on Monday, 22 October
Consultant Social Work Managers hold case management responsibility for their hub and work closely with the team, clinicians and partner agencies. They ensure an holistic assessment of needs and risk analysis informs effective decision making and planning for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, and complies with statutory and legislative requirements. To find out more about this role, click here to download the full job description and person specification.
Salary: £27,358-£31,401 (+ £908 local weighting)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: 9am on Monday, 22 October
Personal Advisors manage and monitor a workload of cases (of Eligible, Relevant, Former Relevant and Qualifying Care Leavers), and organise work activities while taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities. They help ensure that Children Looked After and Care Leavers are at the heart of the service, are treated courteously and fairly, and are consulted on all aspects of their service provision. To find out more about this role, click here to download the full job description and person specification.
If you are interested in applying for any of our current roles, please use the form below to submit your CV and apply online. Once submitted we will be in touch shortly to discuss your application. Good luck!