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Leaving Care Personal Advisor

Blackpool, Lancashire

£13.00 - £16.00 per hour

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Leaving Care Personal Advisor

Salary up to £16 per hour

Search Consultancy is working with a Lancashire based local authority to recruit a Leaving Care Personal Advisor on an ongoing, temporary basis.

Role purpose:

To work as part of a team providing support to young people in care and care leavers to ensure a positive transition to adulthood and independence. The teams priorities are to ensure that young people are living in suitable accommodation, engage in education, employment or training opportunities and are able to contribute positively within their local communities.

Main duties:

To carry a caseload of young people (eligible, relevant and former relevant), to listen to young people and to provide appropriate advice, support and advocacy to meet assessed needs. To work collaboratively with children, young people and partner organisations to undertake, record and review Pathway Plans and maintain records in accordance with procedures. To use computerised systems for the recording of information and data and ensure that all relevant records and documents are managed in accordance with policy and procedures and to keep up to date case records in accordance with policy and practice standards. To work closely with colleagues across a range of services, attend and contribute to statutory reviews and actively participate. To administer the Leaving Care Grant and provide support to young people to enable them to manage their finances. To be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable children and young people in relation to work role and ensure that your line manager is kept fully informed of any concerns. To contribute to the duty arrangements of the Leaving Care Team, seeing young people by appointment and in crisis, dealing with internal and external enquires, providing support assistance and information as required, recognising the need to involve other more experienced staff where appropriate. To design, coordinate and deliver independence preparation training to groups of young people.

Requirements:

Level 4 qualification in a recognised and relevant area (Social Care, Health, Education, Childcare or Community). Understanding of child and adolescent development. Understanding of the needs of vulnerable children, young people, their carers, and the communities in which they live. Considerable knowledge of Safeguarding, Health and Safety, including risk assessments and other legislative requirements. An understanding of legislation and guidance associated with parenting and family support. Proven ability to make assessments of need. Considerable experience in working with vulnerable children, young people and their families in an appropriate setting. Considerable experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships with other services and agencies. Considerable experience of work within an appropriate setting e.g. childrens social care. Experience of writing reports and maintaining records. Considerable experience of delivering group work with children, young people and adults Considerable experience of planning, delivering and evaluating work with young people.

For initial consideration, please apply with your up to date cv and a daytime contact number.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

Posted 43 days ago

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