Personal Advisor

Children & Families
Child Protection & Family Support
Children Services
Huddersfield and surrounding areas
Full Time, Permanent
Grade 8

£24,799 - £26,317

Personal Advisors are responsible for working with Looked after Young People and Care Leavers as they make the transition from care. You will fulfil statutory duties as set out in the Leaving Care Act which has two main aims: To ensure that Young People are supported to leave care and to provide care leavers with comprehensive support so that they achieve their potential as they make their transition to adulthood.

Requirements for this job:

  • Experience of providing high quality services to children, young people and families or others with multiple vulnerabilities.
  • An understanding of attachment and human development and an awareness of issues for children in care and leaving care.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance and the ability to apply this into to practice.

  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Demonstrates excellent casework skills, including the ability to complete sound assessments, develop and review SMART plans.

  • Ability to work on your own and as part of a team.

  • Holds an NVQ Level 3 in Children & Families, Advice & Guidance or similar or a willingness to work toward this.

  • Ability to use IT to support accurate case recording and management information as required by service standards.

25 May 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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