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Leaving Care Personal Advisor

Job Description

Personal Advisor - Leaving Care Team - Horsham

About the Company

West Sussex County Council and provides direct support to over 600 young people each year. The company supports, and plays a key role in, the journey of young people between the ages of 16 to 21, and up to 25 in some cases, as they leave care and transition towards an independent future as young adults.

About the Role

The company is seeking a Personal Advisor to join their team in Horsham. As a Personal Advisor, you will work with directly with individual young people who are leaving the care of the Local Authority by helping to assess and meet their learning, personal and social needs. You will ensure they are supported safely and appropriately which is essential in understanding and managing any risks that may be presented and leading on any safety planning that is required.


  • Assess and meet the learning, personal and social needs of young people leaving care
  • Ensure young people are supported safely and appropriately
  • Understand and manage any risks that may be presented
  • Lead on any safety planning that is required
  • Develop the skills needed for young people to live independently
  • Be aspirational in identifying and achieving their goals
  • Support young people in healthy living, stable homes and good educational opportunities
  • Work with care leavers between the ages of 17-25 in their transition to adulthood
  • Support care leavers with complex needs including mental health, substance use and offending behaviours


  • Experience of working with children as a Personal Advisor or in Children's Social Care
  • Ambitious for young people, committed to improving services for them and passionate about making a real difference to their lives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage a complex caseload and prioritise workload effectively
  • Full-time availability and willingness to work in a hybrid environment

Apply Now

If you are passionate about supporting young people and have the required experience and skills, this is an excellent opportunity for you. Apply now for the Personal Advisor - Leaving Care Team - Horsham role and take the first step towards making a real difference to the lives of young people leaving care.