Persoanl Advisor

Swindon, Bristol

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW380839_1575029132
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2019-11-29
  • Location: Swindon, Bristol
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-28
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind are currently recruiting for an experienced Persoanl Advisor for Swindon Council.


To be a Personal Advisor to all 16 to 18 year old children and young people in care/care leavers and key worker for those care leavers aged 18 to 25 years. To be an active member of the Care Leavers team, having high aspirations for young people. As a Personal Advisor you will be involved in planning, delivering and evaluating a range of activities, opportunities and services to young people including:

  • Providing advice and support
  • Drawing up the pathway plan and ensuring it addresses any changing needs
  • Keeping in touch with the young person
  • Co-ordinating services, linking in with other agencies
  • To ensure that children and young people are the focus for the service and are treated courteously and fairly and consulted on all aspects of their service provision
  • To jointly work with Social Work Locality Teams providing the Personal Advisor role to young people up to the age of 18 years old at which stage they will transfer to the Care Leavers team where the postholder will be required to provide Key Worker support
  • To empower young people to communicate effectively and acquire financial awareness to enable independence and support them to become contributing citizens in their community
  • To ensure young people are aware of their entitlements, grants, bursaries and actively support their applications as appropriate

Knowledge and Experience

  • Direct experience of working with young people between the ages of 16 and 25 and their families
  • Experience of working with young people living away from home
  • Working in partnership with other agencies/organisations
  • Awareness of the agencies and organisations providing services to young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the processes of child and adolescent development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation relating to children in care and care leavers and
    the role of the personal advisor under Children (Leaving Care) 2014
  • Good working knowledge of benefits, training/employment, housing and health issues affecting young
  • IT literate with the ability to use a range of software
  • GSCE level in English and Maths

For more information please call Heather on 0203 743 6103 or send across your CV

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