Personal Advisor - Leaving Care

2021-12-03 18:26:122022-02-16Hoop Recruitment
Job TypeTemporary Full Time
AreaBristol, United KingdomBristolUnited Kingdom
SectorSocial Work - Adult
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserJoseph Edge
Job RefV35973

Bristol City Council are looking for an Personal Advisor to join the Through Care Service on a 3 month contract. Under the general supervision of the Practice Lead to undertake the statutory duties and responsibilities of the Personal Advisor role for young people as prescribed in the Children Leaving Care Act 2000 and The Children and Young Persons Act 2008 and the associated Guidance and Regulations including ‘Planning Transitions to Adulthood for Care Leavers’ 2010.

This includes the responsibilities to undertake assessment, analysis, identification of need, identification and implementation of support services, and the planning and reviewing of the young person’s Pathway Plan in order to ensure that the ‘Responsible Authority’ Bristol City Council adheres to and successfully meets its statutory duties and responsibilities to young people looked after or in the transition to adulthood.

Key Responsibilities

  • Co-producing and delivering a pathway plan with a young person.
  • Maintaining regular contact (minimum every 8 weeks) with young people (in person, or via telephone / email) in line with statutory requirements.
  • Maintain case records of intervention with young people (include casenotes, case summary, chronology, personal details and risk markers).
  • Co-working alongside a social worker young people who are 17 as part of their transition to leaving care.
  • Direct intervention with care leavers to progress and deliver the young persons pathway plan.
  • Deliver interventions to promote independence and well-being (e.g., money management, tenancy skills, emotional well-being, benefit applications, preparation for education or employment).
  • Support young people to build and maintain their networks, through mobility mapping and family / network meetings.
  • Follow adult safeguarding procedures and make referrals to specialist agencies when required e.g. police, First response, adult safeguarding.
  • Work with partner agencies to produce risk management or safety plans to support young people.
  • Chair multi agency meetings and risk management meetings
  • Present and contribute to strategy or complex risk management meetings chaired by managers
  • Signpost to other support or specialist services.
  • Attendance at team and unit meetings, development sessions and PASS news.
  • Co-production with young people to seek their views and feedback about our delivery to inform future service development.
  • Attend social events with young people throughout the year

Personal Specification

  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and/or experience of equalities anddiversity issues. A&I
    Have a working knowledge of Microsoft office applications or equivalent including the following: email (outlook or equivalent), word processing (word or equivalent), spreadsheets (excel or equivalent) using the internet (internet explorer or equivalent) Have a willingness to learn new applications and technology as appropriate.
  • A commitment to develop continuous professional development which will include undertaking a relevant qualification such as the Diploma in Personal Advisors (if required).
  • Have considerable work experience in one or a combination of the following; Social Work/Residential Work
    Youth and Community work
    Careers information advice/guidance
    Education Employment Training
    One of the following recognised qualifications:
    a. NVQ Level 3 in Advice.
    b. Diploma Careers’ Guidance Part 1 & Part II or Qualification in Careers Guidance.
    c. NVQ Level 3 in Communication Work
    d. Degree in Social Work or an approved equivalent qualification
    e. Personal Advisor Diploma
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of The Children Leaving Care Act 2000 and The Children and Young Person’s Act 2008 and the associated Guidance and Regulations ‘Planning Transition to Adulthood for Care Leavers’ 2010 Volume 3 and ‘Care Planning Placements and Case Reviews’ Volume 2.
  • Have experience of the process of assessment, analysis, identifying need; knowledge of appropriate services to address the identified need; and experience of reviewing plans to ensure the allocated service provision remains relevant and appropriate

Benefits to working with Hoop

  • We put people first. Always
  • We pride ourselves in finding roles that you want and enjoy
  • We want to understand what is important to you and find roles that suit you. We won’t just give you what we have!
  • We currently have over 100 happy social workers working for us in South Wales and we are looking to replicate this in South West England
    Please get in touch with Joseph Edge on 02922 400519 if interested.
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