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Job Reference: 55228

Personal Adviser

  • SouthamptonMassachusetts
  • £22.14 - £22.14 per hour
  • Contract / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Personal Adviser to fill an exclusive opportunity for Southampton County Council paying £22.14 per hour.

The role:

To fulfil the requirements of the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000, Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000, Planning Transitions to Adulthood for Care Leavers Guidance (revised 2015) and the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

      Case holding responsibility for some young people and joint working others. To be centrally involved in the assessment of need and Pathway Planning for Eligible, Relevant and Former relevant young people.

To support young people in successfully leaving the care of the Local Authority, promoting independence and maximising life opportunities.

To co-ordinate the Pathway Plan continually reassessing young people’s needs in order to provide advice, guidance and practical support.

To work in partnership with the young person’s social worker and with other agencies in order to meet young people’s needs.

Key Responsibilities:

 

To be the designated Personal Adviser for a specified group of young people. To work in partnership with the young person’s Social Worker and key partners to produce the Pathway Plan, implement and review it, based on the needs assessment.

To work with a caseload of young people to ensure that they are assisted in seeking and sustaining suitable opportunities in education, training and employment with practical assistance and emotional support.

To respond appropriately to young people in times of crisis.

To offer support, advice and practical assistance to young people living independently. Working effectively in partnership with other workers of this Directorate, other agencies, young people, their families, carers and accommodation providers.

To represent the team within the directorate and in contacts with other agencies.

To maintain paper and electronic records, documents, correspondence and forms in accordance with Council regulations. Working transparently where possible and appropriately, recording openly with the young person

To contribute to the effective functioning and continuing development of the Team. To contribute to the development of services for young people, linking in with the young people in Care Council.

To take proactive steps ensuring we keep “in touch” with former relevant young people and to report appropriately.

To support young people in specific groups with specific needs – for example: those in the criminal justice system, pregnant young people and young parents, unaccompanied asylum seeking minors. To contribute to child protection procedures as required. To undertake the role of appropriate adult and to support young people in court, and to access resources from other teams and agencies.

To empower young people to communicate effectively to learn negotiation skills to enable them to access and utilise community and family resources

Ensure young people are aware of their entitlements, grants, bursaries and proactively support their applications as appropriate.

Assist and support young people to access appropriate welfare benefits.

Ensure young people are fully informed about the various housing options available to them, to support them to access and maintain these options.

To participate in the planned Duty service and to be flexible in availability in accordance with the service user’s needs.

To actively support young people and key partners to have high aspirations and explore education , training and employment options, identifying clear plans to meet their needs

To adhere to all relevant Statutory, Corporate, Departmental and Team policies and procedures, legislation and guidance.

Responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

To maintain the Council’s standards of equality and diversity.

To participate in team meetings, supervision and undertake training relevant to the competencies required for the post and developmental needs.

To undertake any other specific duties appropriate to the grading of the post as required by the Team Manager/Assistant Team Manager

Applicant Requirements:

 

Experience:1+ years in a similar setting.

Compliance:Right to work

Travel:Preferred Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

Hours:37 hours p/w.

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