About the role
The Personal Advisor role sits within our Children Looked After and Leaving Care Teams and its purpose is to case hold and provide support to young people, aged 18 – 25 years (who have ceased to be looked after by the local authority and who are eligible for a service as per the Children Leaving Care Act 2000 and/or The Children and Social Work Act 2017.
The vision is to support eligible young people to achieve their potential as they make their transition to adulthood. This includes asylum seeking young people (referred to as Relevant and Former Relevant young people).
As a Personal Advisor (PA) you will case hold high risk and complex young people, and participate in the assessment and preparation of Pathway Plans for those who are eligible. The Pathway Plan sets out the young person’s aspirations regarding education, accommodation, health, social relationships and specific needs. For asylum seeking young people; how their immigration status may impact on these areas.
You will chair and lead the review of the Pathway Plan according to statutory requirements, including liaising with partners for young people living out of Surrey County Council.
Working with the team manager and the team you will make a personal contribution to a collective endeavour, to create the conditions for success and actively contribute to the development and success of the service. Alongside this, you may be responsible for representing the Leaving Care Service at working groups such as participation events and at Care Council meetings.
As a PA you will be able to recommend services that the local authority maybe required to pay for, and while you would hold no direct budget responsibilities, you would be required to have an understanding of the finance policy.
Alongside your caseload, you will be required to carry out duty on a rota basis.
Please ensure that you refer to the full role profile attached at the bottom of the advert for further information.
For an informal discussion please contact Keith Warren by e-mail at Keith.Warren@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26/05/2020 with interviews to follow.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
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