Job Reference: 60621
Young Persons Advisor
- Spennymoor, County Durham
- £11.59 - £15.7 per hour
- Temporary / Full Time
Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Young Persons Advisor to work in Spennymoor, Durham. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £11.59 (PAYE) or £15.70 (umbrella) per hour. The role will involve working Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm.
The Care Leavers Service supports Looked After young people 16-18 and care leavers 16-25.
The post holder will undertake the duties of a Young Person’s Advisor as set out in the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 with responsibility for a caseload of young people.
The post holder will work closely with each young person, their carers, and a range of agencies such as housing, education and training providers, to support the young person’s transition to adulthood. Ensuring the young person is safeguarded and supported to achieve their goals and aspirations, including a home, education, training, or employment, financial independence and strong social networks.
- Hold case responsibility for young people whose assessed needs are commensurate with the grade of the post in terms of their complexity.
Work in partnership with young people to monitor and review their individual pathway plans.
Build positive and effective working relationships with young people. Maintain an awareness of each young person’s wellbeing and progress through regular contact. Take reasonable steps to re-establish contact if this is lost.
To work proactively and creatively with professionals from within Durham County Council and with partner agencies from the statutory, voluntary and independent sector to ensure each young person has access to resources and services. Act as an advocate for young people where required.
To promote and encourage full involvement, consultation and participation of young people in the development and delivery of the service.
Ensure accurate records are maintained which reflect decision making. Prepare and present reports where appropriate.
Support the team manager and social work consultant to manage risk in relation to young people.
- Level 3 qualification in a relevant children’s services field or equivalent.
Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
Compliance: Current DBS and references covering the last 3 years.
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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