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Leaving Care Personal Advisor

Job Description

Leaving Care Personal Advisor

Location: London Borough of Hillingdon

Salary: £24ltd

Contract Type: Initially 3 months

About the Role

The Personal Advisor role is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and compassionate individual to work in collaboration with qualified Social Workers to assess the needs of looked after young people preparing for adulthood and independence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Hold a caseload of 18+ care leavers, which will involve specialising in work with defined young people, for example, but not limited to; challenging behaviour, mental health, young offenders and unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people.
  • Participate in the process of coordinating, preparing, implementing, monitoring and 6 monthly reviewing of Pathway Plans for all allocated young people.
  • Fulfil the roles and responsibilities of a Personal Advisor as outlined in the local leaving care policy, procedures, and Local Offer.
  • Develop close and effective working relationships with key agencies and partners to facilitate a coordinated multi-agency response to the identified needs of care leavers.
  • Advocate on behalf of young people and encourage and empower them in exploring and making decisions to fulfil their potential.
  • Offer practical assistance; supporting a young person to move their belongings, to help a young person buy essential items for their new accommodation using their Setting Up Home Allowance. To ensure a young person has the right access to eligible welfare benefits and other financial support they may be entitled to.
  • Be part of a duty rota system and to work flexibly, including regular lone working and at times unsociable hours.
  • Help organise and attend drop-ins and any relevant activities to engage young people.


  • Experience of working with young people in a social care setting.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures relating to young people leaving care.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this Personal Advisor role, please submit your CV to