Our Homes

Transition Officer

Trevone House, Gloucestershire


Position Details

Position

Transition Officer

Reports to

Senior Transition Officer

Salary

£25,000

Location

Trevone House, Gloucestershire

Additional reporting / working relationships

External stakeholders including Gloucestershire County Council, Social Care, Personal Advisors, Gloucestershire Police Authority, Health Care Services, Housing Services, Education and Training Providers, Young Ambassadors and Peer Mentors, Families.

Hours of work

40 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a roster basis, including night shifts, flexible to meet business needs.

 

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

 

Operational

  • Adhering to and producing effective risk assessments to meet a young person’s individual needs and risk characteristics
  • Facilitate the initial induction of young people into Trevone House at point of arrival ensuring a welcoming and inclusive attitude
  • Collaborate effectively with the Senior Transition Officer,  to help the young people to transition from semi-independent to independent living
  • Support young people to source suitable and appropriate accommodation that is safe and meets their individual needs to enable long term successful placement  
  • Liaise proactively and effectively with other departments and external agencies to ensure that young people receive appropriate plans and programmes of support, in line with minimum service expectations, and to enable young people to increase their independence
  • Complete initial needs assessments for young people to determine how Trevone House can best respond to meet their needs effectively
  • To work directly with young people and to support them to develop independence skills and confidence, measurable using the appropriate Outcome Star
  • To effectively record and evidence works completed and any other relevant information regarding an individual young person on the management information system (CHARMS) 
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the young people to foster a culture of inclusivity, ensuring that the wishes and views of young people are heard and actioned   
  • Participating in the effective transition and communication between staff which will enable clear and concise shift handovers  
  • Collect feedback from young people on a regular basis through different mediums to inform opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Respond promptly and appropriately to any concerns raised by the young people
  • Facilitate appropriate and effective levels of floating support for young people in the community in line with their individual pathway plan / journey

 

Quality Assurance and Compliance

  • To work collaboratively and in compliance with Care Quality Commission representatives and legislation / standards
  • Provide performance KPI data to senior managers in line with Gloucestershire County Council and Homes2inspire’s reporting timeframes
  • Represent Homes2inspire at local authority and multi-agency panel meetings and collaborate effectively with partner organisations, preparing and presenting information  
  • Report any perceived or reported safeguarding issue in line with the organisations policies and procedures
  • Promote a positive health and safety culture to meet and maintain company and external accreditation standards

 

Stakeholder Relationships

  • Effectively liaise, correspond and work directly with external agencies and young people to establish individual strengths and weaknesses, enabling the development of the appropriate key work sessions and assessment tool requirements
  • Work effectively with stakeholders who are on site to encourage a collaborative approach and to help foster positive interactions with stakeholders and young people
  • Create effective links with local training and education providers and employers, to support young people to successfully access local opportunities
  • Maintain strong links with the Shaw Trust group departments which operate within the Gloucestershire area e.g. Youth Support Team, to leverage opportunities to support young people’s progression
  • Create and maintain links with housing associations and housing providers in order to create opportunities for young people to transition into their own residences

 

Other reasonable duties as assigned

 

Knowledge / Experience / Behaviours

  • Passionate and enthusiastic approach to the delivery of Children’s Services and helping young people
  • A developing knowledge of Children’s Homes regulations, the Mental Health Act, PACE and the Care Quality Commission
  • Experience of working in a trauma informed way and an awareness of  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) is desirable , however training and development will be provided on these areas
  • Knowledge of issues regarding care leavers, housing employment and welfare rights provision for young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of young people with differing abilities
  • Experience of working with or supporting young people (age 12 and upwards)
  • Safeguarding awareness, particularly in relation to young people
  • Experience of working with action / care plans
  • Operates with a solution focused approach and proactively identifies opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Comfortable operating in an evolving environment
  • Resilient and able to confidently  work under pressure and effectively resolve complex matters 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with the ability to negotiate and influence, while exercising emotional intelligence
  • Confident using IT
  • Experience of working within either a children services / residential setting (independent supported accommodation) desirable 
  • Confident in speaking and facilitating to groups

 

Education / Training

Essential

  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent 
  • A willingness to undergo appropriate training courses as directed, including to QCF level 3

 

Desirable

  • QCF Level 3 in residential childcare
  • Health and Social Care qualification
  • Working in trauma informed ways
  • ACEs training
  • Mental Health training

 

Additional Requirements

All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced vetting process in line with safer recruitment, which include a DBS check, Right to Work checks and reference checks.

 

Full UK driving licence required

 

Our Values

We make a difference

Making a lasting positive impact for the people we support is the reason we exist. We deliver high performance across our services, helping people to transform their lives.
 

We are inclusive

We value the ideas, views and strengths of everyone we work with and support. Everybody is different and everybody is equal.
 

We are collaborative

Working together is more effective and efficient. We believe that by working together with a range of partners we create better services and solutions. 

 

We are honest

We are authentic, accountable and transparent in all we do.