Personal Advisor - Care Leavers

  • Location:

    Blackpool, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Madge Smith

  • Contact email:

    madge.smith@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/544470

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-12-22

  • Start date:

    02/12/2019 16:48:16

Personal Advisor - Care Leavers Service
Blackpool
£14.62 per hour

We are looking to recruit a Personal Advisor on a temporary basis. Working pattern is full time hours.
The Children's Services provides support to young people in care and care leavers to ensure a positive transition to adulthood and independence.

The Team's priorities are to ensure that young people are living in suitable accommodation, engage in aspirational education, employments or training opportunities and are able to contribute positively within their local community.

The Care for Children Team is committed to ensuring young people:

? Prepared and supported to live independently
? Have improved access to education, employment and training
? Experience stability in their lives, and feel safe and secure
? Receive improved access to health support
? Achieve financial stability

Responsibilities of the role:

The Personal Advisor will play a key role in supporting young people with their transition to adulthood and assist them to live an independent life in their community.
Key Responsibilities include:
? To manage a caseload and keep accurate case records of work with young people and undertake statutory recordings.
? To contribute to Pathway Plan Assessment and provide ongoing assessment promoting young people's full engagement to inform Pathway Planning.
? To undertake assessments of young people resuming or wishing to resume education/ training or presenting with other support needs post 21 years.
? To work with young people to promote welfare and ensure that their views and wishes are considered when undertaking assessments, developing Pathway Plans and reviews.
? To work in a flexible manner to provide advice, practical assistance and support to young people to enable successful transitions.
? To coordinate the provision of services and to take reasonable steps to ensure that the young person makes use of such services
? To identify packages of support for young people living in the community and supervise and monitor the delivery of tasks in accordance with the pathway plan to meet young person's needs.
? To ensure that young people receive appropriate financial support and work with young people to develop their financial management skills with a view to them becoming responsible for their own budget.
? To advise and practically support young people to gain access to appropriate accommodation
? To work in partnership with a range of agencies to ensure young people receive an integrated, holistic response to meet their needs

To be considered for this role you must be:

* Eligible to work in the UK
* Enhanced DBS
* Essential - Level 4 qualification in a recognised and relevant area (Social Care, Health, Education, Childcare or Community
* References

Please email your CV to: madge.smith@search.co.uk or call 0161 835 8772 for further details.

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