Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.
£27,099 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, RH1 2YB.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the role
As a Personal Advisor you will case hold and provide support to young people, aged 18 – 25 years, who have ceased to be looked after by the local authority and who are eligible for a service as per the Children Leaving Care Act 2000 and/or The Children and Social Work Act 2017; allowing them to achieve their potential as they make their transition to adulthood. This includes asylum seeking young people (referred to as Relevant and Former Relevant young people).
Personal Advisors will case hold high risk and complex young people and participate in the assessment and preparation of Pathway Plans for eligible young people.
The Pathway Plan sets out the young person's aspirations regarding education, accommodation, health, social relationships and specific needs. For asylum seeking young people, how their immigration status may impact on these areas.
The Personal Advisor will chair and lead the review of the pathway plan according to statutory requirements, including liaising with partners for young people living out of Surrey County Council.
You will work with the team manager and the team to make a personal contribution to a collective endeavour, to create the conditions for success and actively contribute to the development and success of the service.
Alongside this, you may be responsible for representing the Leaving Care Service at working groups such as participation events and at Care Council meetings.
The role holder can recommend services that the local authority maybe required to pay for and while Personal Advisors hold no direct budget responsibilities, they would be required to have an understanding of the finance policy.
Alongside your caseload, you will also be carrying out duty, on a rota basis.
For an informal discussion contact Michael Adesanya by e-mail at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14/07/2019
Interviews will take place in the week commencing 15/07/2019.