View Vacancy -- Personal Adviser - Young Adult Service
The Young Adults Service are looking for experienced Personal Advisors to join an existing busy team. The service plays a vital role in continuing the child’s journey when cases are transferred from the children’s team for longer term care leaving service and transitioning to adulthood.
We are a busy and supportive service working with looked after children and young people leaving care aged 16 to 25 years old. We also manage the referral and assessment for unaccompanied minors arriving in the borough aged sixteen.
Our role is to prepare, advise and guide young people leaving care into adulthood that supports and assist them to navigate their independence as best as possible. The needs of young people are diverse and this is especially relevant to children leaving care and therefore you must be able to engage your work in a way that is respectful, personalised and non-judgmental to all service users, regardless of their needs, abilities or ethnicity. The work will focus you on developing the coping skills of young people leaving care to live independently that meets the local authority’s responsibility under legislation and guidance, and which is to a standard that meets performance and professional expectations.
We are looking for a Personal Advisor with previous experience of working within a supportive framework together with an understanding of the needs of young people leaving care. You will be working with the immediate needs of young people empowering them to follow their aspirations and to make informed choices to improve their lives. In doing so, you will need to work closely with other professionals and agencies to ensure that the client’s needs are fully met in areas such as housing, education, mental health, substance misuse, offending and parenting.
The ideal candidate will need to be a resilient and confident practitioner who places children and young people and their welfare at the heart of your practice.
Closing Date: Monday 27th January 2020
A professional qualification is not required but it is expected that professional development will be undertaken in the role.