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Overall Job Purpose: Our client is looking for candidates to join their successful team as a Personal Advisor. You will be expected to assist Care Leavers in a range of practical, personal, social and financial help to enable and develop their independence and help them become confident, successful and contributing citizens in their community.

Responsible to: Department Manager

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To advise, mentor and support young people leaving care ages 16 – 25 years
  • To undertake regular statutory reviews of Pathway Plans in accordance with statutory timescales
  • To promote and maintain relationships with carers and families, wherever possible, during care and when young people leave care
  • To ensure that young people are aware of their financial entitlements and to oversee and assist care leavers to manage their financial entitlements
  • To complete ‘In Touch’ visits and contacts with young people leaving care from 16 to 25 years old and ensure that they receive the advice and support to which they are entitled
  • To take the lead role in liaising and working in partnership with other agencies and services who have compatible duties and obligations to Care Leavers, such as housing services and education departments, Youth Offending Team, Health, Benefits Agency, employment services, voluntary and independent sector providers, promoting multi-disciplinary service provision to Care Leavers

Personal Qualities and Qualifications

Personal Specifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience in assisting Care Leavers
  • Flexible approach to work as jobs/hours vary each day

Qualifications and Certification:

  • Valid DBS Certificate
  • Valid Driving license
  • In the absence of qualifications, relevant experience will of course be considered

Additional Information

Working Hours: Full time hours

Location: Near Exeter

Remuneration: £12.11ph

Duration: ASAP – 24th August 2020