We're looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Personal Advisors to join Future First Wandsworth Leaving Care Team.
The team offers a personal advice and housing support service for care leavers aged 16 - 25 years old. As a Personal Advisor (PA) you'll carry a caseload of up to 25 young people and offer a PA service for all young people referred to Future First. You'll work alongside the young person's Social Worker,and take on case responsibility when they are no longer looked after.
You'll liaise with Independent Reviewing Officers and a number of external agencies (including accommodation providers, support agencies and the UK Border Agency), and you'll ensure 'keeping in touch' is maintained with care leavers.
You'll also provide duty cover under guidance of the manager and some group work with young people so excellent communication skills are required as well as the ability to create and maintain positive relationships with partner agencies.
Experience of identifying safeguarding concerns and risk management issues are also required as they are key to the role. Another important element of the role is promotion of user involvement and feedback.
The posts involve occasional travel around the UK and evening & weekend working in line with service participants availability and duty arrangements. Working arrangements are 36 hours a week full time.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance, for example, compressed hours; home working or job share; plus a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Tuesday 17th September 2018
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.