Summary:

Do you want to prevent homelessness among young people?

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of care experienced young people?

Do you want to be a part of a rapidly expanding charity?

We are looking to recruit for a Getting Ready Officer x 2 (Anglesey and Carmarthenshire).

About Us:

Voices From Care Cymru represents the views, rights and experiences of children and young people who are or have been looked after in Wales.  Our aim is to ensure that young people’s voices are heard by decision and policy makers in Wales.

About the Getting Ready Project:

This is a new and exciting project, delivered by Voices from Care Cymru with Children in Wales, supported by funding through the Welsh Government ‘Suitable Provision and Support Innovation Fund – Homelessness Prevention Grant’ 2019-20.  One of the funds aims is to increase the housing support available to vulnerable young people who are transitioning from local authority care.

Find out more about the Project here

Job Role:

The posts will provide support for young people to safely transition from care.

The Getting Ready project will be delivered in 3 local authority areas in Wales – Anglesey, Carmarthenshire and RCT to young people leaving care.

It will provide a three-tiered support model for those young people transitioning from care; individual support, peer support, community support.  This will include

  • Facilitating wrap-around community support
  • Enhancing young people’s knowledge on their rights and entitlements when planning to leave care, including enhancing their financial capabilities.
  • Providing support and training to enable them to live independently
  • Establish employment and education circumstances and collaboratively develop a plan to ensure work, training and/or education is not disrupted by their transition from care

We would welcome secondments.

We encourage applicants who have personal experience of the care system.

Job Description available for download here

Additional Information:

Length:  Fixed Term until March 2020 (with the possibility of extension)

Area of work:  1x post Anglesey  1x post Carmarthenshire

Office based in Cardiff & Bangor.

To comply with VFCC’s Safeguarding policies, all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS (CRB) check.  VFCC operates robust safe procedures to enusre the protection of the children, young people and and vulnerable adults we work with.

Interviews will take place on the week commencing the 23 September 2019

To Apply:

To apply please download the forms below:

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Please return the application form and the Equality Monitoring form via email to bsm@vfcc.org.uk or by post to the Business Support Manager at 45 The Parade, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3AB

Deadline for Applications:  Sunday 15 September 2019