The starting salary for this position is of £16,399 per annum based on an 18-hour working week, pro-rata to £32,798.
Are you passionate about making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people? If so, we have a great opportunity for a new Personal Advisor within our Leaving Care Team.
Our Leaving Care Team's 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.
Our vision is to support 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).
This is a challenging but genuinely rewarding career, where the work you do will have a direct impact on the lives of some of Surrey's most vulnerable young people.
As a Personal Advisor (PA) you will case hold high-risk and complex young people; participating 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 this will include 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.
Working together with the team manager and the wider team you will make a personal contribution to our collective endeavour, creating 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.
Please note, alongside your caseload you will also be required to carry out duty on a rota basis.
To be considered for shortlisting, we'd love to hear about your:
- Experience of working with young people in a youth work or social care setting
- Ability to develop and sustain good working relationships with young people, including those who may be disengaged
- An awareness of current issues relating to socially excluded young people
- Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with key agencies
- Experience of case holding
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 4th June 2023.
Interviews will take place week commencing 12th June 2023.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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 (pro-rata for part-time), 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 the advert on the employer site.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.