Ref. 64736

Personal Advisor

  • Location: Rutland, England
  • Salary: £20 - £20 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing is working with Rutland County Council to recruit a Personal Advisor for their Leaving Care Team.

£20 per hour via Umbrella Company

Initial 3 month contract

Hybrid working

Purpose of the Job:

To provide support, advice and assistance to enable young people to maximise education, training, and accommodation opportunities. 

To ensure young people have the right support, at the right time in order for them to transition in to adulthood and leave care.

Contributing to the assessments of care leavers and their families requiring help, and the provision of such assistance under the supervision and direction of an Advanced Practitioner or Team Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

1.            To develop and deliver the Pathway Plan for young people who are looked after, aged 15yrs 6 months, or care leavers in consultation with the young person and all partners. Lead the work undertaken on the preparation of the plan in conjunction with the assigned social worker.

2.            Assisting Social Workers and others in the implementation of assessment, intervention and pathway plans. Contributing to holistic assessments of service user needs, to include a range of outcomes.

3.            To ensure the active involvement of care leavers in their leaving care plan and to monitor and review the outcomes of the plan.

5.            To consult with care leavers in service planning and support them to develop their skills and confidence to make representations in various forums

6.            Create networks and partnerships in order to develop and improve services to care leavers in Rutland

7.            To operate in accordance with the Children Act (Leaving Care), departmental leaving care guidance and administrative procedures

8.            To keep accurate records on young people and update information systems. To assist in the production of reports as required.

9.            To advise social workers on leaving care issues and be flexible in the role to ensure the service develops and meets the needs of children and young people. Contributing to relevant policies and procedures such as eligibility criteria, lone worker policies, recording policies to ensure that families and other local agencies clearly understand the role of Children’s Social Care with Care Leavers 

10.         To identify gaps in the leaving care service and develop appropriate services contributing to the development of relevant policies and procedures such as referral criteria, lone worker policies, recording policies to ensure that families and other local agencies clearly understand the role of Children’s Social Care with Care Leavers. Actively participate as part of the team and contribute to meetings attended as required jointly reviewing work and caseload with the Team Manager, in reviewing work and caseload at regular intervals, including the closure and transfer of cases.  

12.          To promote a greater understanding of leaving care issues within the council, members and the wider community.       

13.          To act in accordance with the principles set out in the Employee Code of Conduct and the Council’s Values, recognising the duty of all public sector employees to discharge public functions reasonably and according to the law.

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