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Leaving Care Worker

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Ilkeston Day Care Centre, Bloomsgrove, Ilkeston
Salary details
Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to funding 12 months after appointment
37 hours per week
Closing Date
26 May 2024

Leaving Care Worker – Wellbeing. 12 Month Initial contract

This post may be based at either Chesterfield or Ilkeston

An exciting opportunity has arisen; where Derbyshire Leaving Care Service are looking for a full time Wellbeing worker to join our Leaving care Service

This post is funded currently for 12 months and will focus on offering a cohort of care experienced young people additional support and care to enable a positive transition to adulthood.

Working collaboratively with care experienced young people to support them with creating sustainable and positive futures.  You will be working with our children in care and care experienced 18-25 year olds with Social Pedagogy, Systemic and Trauma informed approaches at the heart of your practice. You will be committed to corporate parenting, relationship-based practice as the driver of positive outcomes and transitions.

What will I be doing:

  • You will have a focus on supporting the emotional health of our young people alongside partner agencies.
  • Working with a specific group of young people to reduce the risk of offending.
  • Maintain our corporate responsibility, our positive outcomes and our culture of never giving up on our care experienced young people
  • Work with a Social Pedagogy, Systemic and trauma informed approach; supporting our young people holistically alongside our partners and locality social work teams with an aspirational approach for young people’s futures
  • Maintain a child centred approach while promoting care experienced young people’s transitions into interdependence and employment and training
  • Represent the service and our care experienced young people locally, regionally and nationally
  • You will be working within the statutory guidelines and expectations for care experienced young people and children in care
  • You will keep up to date with local and wider employment opportunities and remain aspiration focused for our care experienced young people


What skills and experience do you need to have:


  • Experience of working with children in care and care experienced young people
  • Therapeutic experience and commitment to person centred approaches.
  • A real passion and commitment to do more and better for our young people
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships with young people, workers, management and partners
  • strong advocate for care experienced young people and children in care
  • Ability to reflect on own practice and development enabling flexible and thoughtful practice and positive change


What we offer you: 


  • Two thriving offices/young person hubs
  • Visible, supportive and determined manager’s
  • Diverse range of cases providing an exciting, challenging and rewarding career
  • Excellent supervision and a supportive peer network
  • Access to an excellent range of training and development opportunities,
  • Fantastic opportunities to undertake further formal qualifications and career progression through our career pathways

If you would like to talk to someone informally about this post, please contact joanne.white@derbyshire.gov.uk or claire.connolly.weston@derbyshire.gov.uk

What benefits do we offer you?


  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • generous annual leave, sick pay and flexi-time scheme
  • travel expenses
  • discount on leisure centre memberships
  • free car parking at most sites
  • an in-house counselling service
  • occupational health service
  • access to sessions with a trained physiotherapist
  • cycle to work scheme
  • DBS check undertaken and paid for by us
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here