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Leaving Care Personal Advisor

  • Job reference: XMSLCOPA
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Personal Advisor - Leaving Care
Leicester Young Peoples Service
Contract length to be confirmed

The Personal Advisor Will work as part of a Team providing support to young people in care and care leavers to ensure a positive transition to adulthood and independence. The Team's priorities are to ensure that young people are living in suitable accommodation, have opportunities to engage in education, employment/training, and are able to contribute positively within the local community.

Carries a case-load of eligible, relevant and former relevant young people, and to provide appropriate advice, support and advocacy to meet assessed needs

Contributes to assessments and preparation of Pathway plans and to carry out identified tasks within the child's plan ensuring service provision is appropriate and sensitive to the cultural needs of young people and their agreed with Team Manager or allocated Social worker.

Progresses interventions with young people and their families according to methods and time - scales agreed with Team Manager, including reviewing cases with Team Manager, IRO and Social worker and Agree appropriate changes.

Arranges and co-ordinates the provision of services to Looked After Children and care leavers to meet assessed needs in partnership with the allocated Social worker and young person.

Maintains appropriate liaison with young people, Social Workers and
Involved agencies in order to monitor progress and well-being, retains focus of work and agrees future involvement of different agencies.

Carries out Access to Records requests.

Utilises supervision sessions with the Team Manager to ensure that work remains focused and effective and provides assistance to social workers in the team where identified as appropriate by the Team Manager.

Must have the ability to work with young people who may have a learning or physical disability.

Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure. To be punctual, reliable and work with integrity.

NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care, Level 2/3 in Youth Work, recognised qualification in Child Care, OR able to demonstrate equivalent level of relevant experience.

Team office base, in the homes work & education placements of young people in care & care leavers. Other Yong Peoples Services work bases and those of other agencies involved with young people. In public places e.g. shopping with young people.

Able to work unsocial, out of normal office hours as and when required e.g to make visits out of Leicester etc.

Mobility to visit various locations across the City to undertake duties of the post.
Full driving licence with use of own car.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!