Connexions Personal Advisor

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Connexions Personal Advisor
Contract / Temporary

Dudley TCL 81370

Posted: 5th September 2023 14:52
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.62 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Connexions Personal Advisor 

Reference no: Dudley TCL 81370   

Pay Rate: £13.62 per hour PAYE   

35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 1 month 


Enhanced DBS required for this role

To provide Impartial Careers Information, Advice and Guidance to young people aged 13 – 19 years (up to 25 years with learning difficulties and/or disabilities) on a range of issues to include learning, access to post 16 opportunities, housing, and benefits and provide intensive support to access these 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To provide Information, Advice and Guidance and specialist information for young people aged 13-19 years (up to 25 yrs with learning difficulties and/or disabilities) in a variety of settings including schools, post 16 providers, home visits and outreach locations.  
  • Be able to deliver effective Careers Guidance to young people in order to support and promote post 16 transition. 
  • To identify the needs, abilities and barriers affecting young people through consistent and competent assessment using appropriate diagnostic processes and tools.  
  • To effectively contribute to Early Help Assessment processes and support mechanisms where appropriate  
  • Develop, co-ordinate and maintain effective transition arrangements for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities in line with current and future legislation. 
  • Contribute to EHCP process demonstrating thorough understanding of the needs and options available to young people with SEN and planning for PFA (Preparing for Adulthood).  
  • Identify and influence future provision for young people through analysis of needs and effective liaison with education, employment and training providers.  
  • Advocate on behalf of young people, mainly vulnerable young people, supporting them to make well-informed choices about their future education, training and employment plans. 
  • Manage a caseload of clients, supporting them individually via one to one support, advocacy and dealing with other professionals and developing relationships with parents/carers as part of an on-going basis.  
  • Co-ordinate, organise, lead and attend meetings, and become lead professional where suitable for vulnerable young people around areas relating to Early Help, transition planning, assessment, out of borough residential college procedures, transport etc, working closely alongside partners and key professionals 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via job[email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 


  • Professional qualification in work with young people to NVQ Level 4 or Level 6 in Careers (to include professional qualification in careers guidance, social work, teaching, youth work,) 



  • Demonstrable experience of working with young people, particularly with vulnerable young people and those with Learning Difficulties and/or disabilities  
  • Proven experience and good track record supporting children looked after and care leavers in making a successful transition into employment, education and training 
  • Experience of working with schools, colleges and providers to provide an effective service to achieve good outcomes for young people  
  • Experience of partnership working with key stakeholders to explore provision or opportunities to meet the needs of young people  
  • Significant experience of working either paid or voluntary, with young people aged 13 to 19 (up to 25 for SEN) in a supporting capacity.  
  • Experience of working with parents/ carers to create an awareness and understanding of the options available to their child 
  • Significant experience of working with young people on both a one to one and group work basis  
  • Previous substantial experience in a related field 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Effective partnership and networking skills across a range of services and organisations.  
  • Excellent communication skills with young people and adults both verbal and written.  
  • Ability to work effectively, sensitively and where appropriate in an advocacy role 



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Job Ref: Dudley TCL 81370
Connexions Personal Advisor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Connexions Personal Advisor
Client Category: Local Authority

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