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Education Advisor/Youth Worker

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  • Salary: £23,000 - £26,000 Dependent on experience + car allowance


  • Location: ME9 8NY, Sittingbourne + travel throughout Kent


  • Contract: 6 Month fixed term contract


  • Hours: Full time




This is an exciting opportunity to work with By the Bridge with Cambian; an independent and leading fostering organisation with a unique therapeutic approach, providing high quality foster care for children of all ages and abilities.



The Role


An opportunity has arisen to join our established branch in Kent as an Education Advisor/Youth Worker on a 6 month fixed term contract.  This is a key role within the organisation that supports and facilitates educational and personal development for young people.  This is a full time role, which is partly office based in Sittingbourne, however you will also be expected to travel to meetings and events throughout Kent.  A car allowance is provided.





A dynamic, creative and inspirational worker with young people, you will be highly skilled in developing supportive relationships and working with young people both individually and in groups.  The capacity to build relationships with a wide range of professionals across the social care, youth work and education system is essential.

You will have knowledge of the education system, particularly in relation to children that are looked after, and be able to use this knowledge to advocate for young people to achieve superb educational outcomes.

Self-motivation and the ability to work on your own initiative is essential, along with the ability to manage a number of young people and prioritise effectively.  You will be a member of a strong team and expected to be a key part of this.

You will be personable, confident and posses excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  In addition, IT skills and familiarity with all Microsoft packages are required (Word, Excel and Outlook).  Knowledge of CRM Microsoft Dynamics would be advantageous.



The Package


We offer a salary of £23,000 - £26,000 per annum dependent upon experience plus car allowance and a great working environment.


Please note the successful applicant must agree to an enhanced disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service procedures (DBS). Employment will be offered to the successful applicant subject to a satisfactory disclosure report.


By the Bridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.



By the Bridge is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



Jobs at By the Bridge with Cambian

By the Bridge with Cambian is an innovative, dynamic, independent fostering organisation providing high quality foster care and services to children and their foster families. 


We continually strives to achieve excellence for our children and young people, foster parents and staff. And every member of staff makes a valuable contribution towards improving the lives of children. 


People are at the heart of everything that By the Bridge with Cambian is about.  It is vital for our children, that our foster parents and staff are inspired and motivated by working for us. 


We aim to create an environment where people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.  We work to ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian is a fun place to be, where people are treated fairly and rewarded well for the work that they do.


By the Bridge with Cambian is an equal opportunities employer


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