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Personal Advisor

  • Job reference: DH0121
  • Location: Barking and Dagenham, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Waltham forest are recruiting for a Personal advisor for the Leaving Care team,

The leaving Care service provides support for Care Leavers & YP in Care aged 16-21 & up to 25 in some circumstances. The main function of the role is to work with individuals who are leaving care of the Local Authority, helping to assess & meet their learning, personal & social needs and to assist them in making the transition between care & independence & to make positive choices about their lives in particular education, training & employment.

Key Accountabilities

You will act as a professional representative for Care Leavers by working with a focus on delivering services to those people who access or need the service, in line with statutory duties, acting with integrity, professionalism & respect on behalf of the organisation, ensuring at all times the needs of individuals are paramount. Prepare for & work with individuals to assess their needs & circumstances through Pathway Planning, implement packages of intervention & support & evaluate & monitor progress considering best value options. Manage a caseload under regular supervision, assess needs, risks & options taking into account legal & other requirements.

Level of knowledge

Theoretical, practical & procedural knowledge of legislation & national policy developments regarding youth, & their implications in practice, in particular in the field of Leaving Care.

Understanding of working with individuals in crisis & the delivery of support & advice to enable & encourage them in their transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including -
* A specialist consultant within an experience and dedicated Social Work recruitment team
* Excellent rates of pay
* An extensive range of Social Work vacancies available throughout the UK
* Payroll service twice a week

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Delanie at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 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!