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SUASC Apprentice Participation Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

A Kent County Council Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.

Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is funding 2 Level 2 Apprenticeships in Kent County Council’s Service for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (SUASC). This is a joint NHS and Kent County Council venture to better support the mental health and emotional well-being of newly arrived unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. These are 24-month apprenticeships based at SUASC’s Millbank Reception Centre in Ashford.

In addition to the advertised salary, reasonable travel expenses will be paid for. Applicants must have experience or understanding of being a Child in Care and working in a customer focused service.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team of social care staff supporting newly arrived young people begin the process of settling and integrating into a new country. Newly arrived young people can often present with mental health and emotional needs, some requiring specialist medical treatment and others that can be supported through information, guidance, and peer support. You will help SUASC staff better understand the lived experiences of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children by encouraging the young people to express their wishes and feelings, give them opportunities to participate in decision-making about service delivery and advocate for their voice to be heard. Through reports and presentations, the work you undertake will directly inform current and future Health and Social Care practice with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, not only in Kent but across the UK.

If you want to make a difference to young people’s lives and develop new skills, perhaps for a future in Social Care, then we would like to hear from you!

We are looking for someone with the right attitude who is motivated and keen to learn quickly. If this sounds like you, then we would like to encourage you to apply.

Salary starts at £159.10 per week, with the opportunity to increase based on performance.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact Zoe Harris on 03000 414112 or e-mail

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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