Job Reference: 59295
Personal Advisor – Leaving Care Team
- South Shields, Tyne and Wear
- £14.25 - £17.97 per hour
- Temporary / Full Time
Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Personal Advisor to work with the Leaving Care Team in South Shields. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £14.25 – £17.97 per hour (PAYE and umbrella payment options are available).
The role will provide support and interventions to young people in or leaving care age 16-25. The personal advisor will be matched with and be the lead worker for a number of young people over 18, carrying out assessment of need and providing practical and emotional support based on the assessment and subsequent pathway plan. The role will also provide support and intervention to young people requiring a service in line with the Southwark judgement.
As a personal adviser you will work independently, providing direct support and interventions to young people under direction and support of the Practice Manager or Assistant Team Manager. You will also have access to practice guidance and support from social workers & senior social workers. You will also fulfil the role and responsibilities of Personal Adviser to young people over the age of 18 that have left care as well as building relationships and offering support to those age 16 and 17. The role will require a flexible approach to providing support to young people outside of office hours as required.
- To provide a high standard of support to young people 16 – 25, in and leaving care to improve their life chances, safety, accommodation needs, education and employment, finance and independence skills.
To engage with young people, to carry out assessment of need, complete pathway plan and offer advice, guidance and support with the outcome of raising aspirations for young people 16-25, in and leaving care.
To work in partnership with colleagues from other agencies to develop and deliver coordinated support packages for young people 16 – 25, in and leaving care.
To help ensure the service works in partnership with young people ensuring their voices are heard and valued and that they have the opportunity to influence service delivery.
To help ensure the team / service works in partnership with colleagues from other agencies from the statutory, voluntary and community sectors to develop and delivered coordinated packages of support that provide a positive journey through intervention and support for the young person.
To support young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness following an assessment of need.
To ensure that a customer and user focus results in professional judgements that promote and are respectful of culture, language, ethnic origin, faith, gender, sexual orientation and disability, so that rights and responsibilities are respected.
- Qualifications: Diploma level 3 in health and social care, or willingness to work towards this. Equivalent qualification in e.g. social care/teaching/nursing/ youth and community work
- Experience: Experience of direct work with young people and their families. Experience of child protection and working within policies and procedures.
- Compliance: 2 years written references and a current DBS check.
- Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
- Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.
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