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Leaving Care Personal Advisor

  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC20675
  • Published: Thu 17/11/2022, 11:29 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 29/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,151 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £32,909 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead & Stevenage

Job Title: Leaving Care Personal Advisor, Hertfordshire Care Leavers Service
Location: Hemel Hempstead (1 year Fixed Term) and Farnham House, Stevenage (2 year Fixed Term)

Salary Range: £30,151 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £32,909 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Fixed Term Contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Hertfordshire Care Leavers Team, as a Leaving Care Personal Advisor, to support young people transitioning from being Children Looked After to Care Leavers.

Leaving Care Personal Advisors provide support, advice and guidance in a range of areas to ensure young people access a smooth transition into adulthood.

As a Leaving Care Personal Advisor, you will work with young adults who are Care Leavers alongside a range of statutory and community services to ensure the best outcomes for those we work with.

This includes;

  • Working in line with statutory responsibilities set out in the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and the guidance supporting the Children and Social Work Act 2017.
  • Being responsible for a case load of Care Leavers from the age of 18 to 25.
  • Assessing young people’s needs and acting as lead professional, developing clear pathway plans and involving other agencies where appropriate.
  • Engaging in effective multi agency working, developing collaborative relationships with agencies and coordinating support i.e. mental health, substance use, homelessness.
  • Engaging with and providing support for young people, including those with significant additional needs to identify and address barriers to personal development, learning and work, particularly during periods of transition.
  • Providing direct support to young people preparing to leave care, in order to endure a smooth and positive transition to independent living.
  • Working with young people and their significant others, including family members/carers and others, to enable them to contribute to maximising the young person’s potential.
  • Working to agreed targets, monitoring the progress of young people on caseload through regular review, recording data on relevant management information systems to appropriate timescales and standards, producing reports and correspondence as required.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant updates in legislation, guidance, policy and procedures in relation to Care Leavers and issues which impact on them i.e. housing, cost of living.

The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.

You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment with young people who will be transitioning from being Children Looked After to Care Leavers and require support, advice and guidance to ensure a smooth transition into adulthood.

Essential

  • Knowledge of child development, adolescence, social, emotional and mental health needs
  • Knowledge/experience of working with care leavers, young people and/or families
  • Knowledge of current legislation and guidance relating to safeguarding children and adults
  • Understanding of transition to adulthood and of being a Child Looked After
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Ability to engage and safeguard young people and families

 

 

Application Information

 

  • Ability to engage with young people who may be parents
  • Ability to use structured assessment tools and plan interventions
  • Ability to communicate effectively (in both written and verbal forms) with young people, their families, and other professionals
  • Ability to engage with young people who may be parents
  • Ability to use structured assessment tools and plan interventions
  • Ability to communicate effectively (in both written and verbal forms) with young people, their families, and other professionals
  • Effective skills in organisation, time management and in managing a complex workload
  • Competent in using ICT packages relevant to the role to store and present information
  • Commitment to own continuous professional development and best practice

Desirable

  • Knowledge of working with Care Leavers within a formal working environment.

You’ll work within a highly supportive team, with access to excellent supervision and training opportunities. You will also be central in supporting vulnerable young people to successfully transition into adulthood, advocating for and promoting their needs as necessary.

For an informal discussion about the position please contact Joanne Black, Team Manager on joanne.black@hertfordshire.gov.uk or 07976611470.

Closing Date: Tuesday 29th November 2022.
Interview Dates: Tuesday 13th December 2022.

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  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC20675
  • Published: Thu 17/11/2022, 11:29 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 29/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,151 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £32,909 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead & Stevenage

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