Temporary Personal Advisor – Leaving Care Team/Social Care

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Temporary Personal Advisor – Leaving Care Team/Social Care
Contract / Temporary

NCT9394 - 24.06.22

Posted: 22nd June 2022 14:23
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months with possible extension

  • Northampton,

    NN4 7SL

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Personal Advisor – Leaving Care Team/Social Care

Reference no:  NCT9394 - 24.06.22

The purpose of the role is to provide a statutory Personal Advisor service for children in care and care leavers age 16-25 years, ensuring that all legislative requirements are met. Personal Advisers work with eligible, relevant, former relevant and qualifying care leavers. The work will involve assessing needs, the co-ordination, preparation and completion of Pathway Plans and providing advice, guidance and support to young people preparing for living independently into adulthood.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate service provision around the needs of young people working with issues such as resilience, self-esteem and confidence building, including being case responsible for young people aged 18+.
  • Participate in the provision of appropriate programmes for young people leaving care in conjunction with other Directorate staff and other agencies within the field. The goal of such programmes would be to assist young people to achieve the transition to adulthood, with particular emphasis upon their transition from being in care, to living independently in the community.
  • Under the supervision of a Practice Manager, undertake needs assessments of young people leading to the development of Pathway Plans that help to plan the transition to adult life and sets realistic targets and goals.
  • With other Personal Advisers, to plan and deliver training sessions on the Daily Living
  • Project-to ensure that young people receive information and skills development designed to promote and support independent living.
  • Take part in duty systems and drop-in sessions for young people to ensure that a service is available to young people as they require it.
  • Keep in touch with young people and to be a consistent and reliable source of advice and support to them. This will involve attendance at meetings and include visits to young people’s home, education establishments, accommodation provision, prisons and courts.
  • Authoritatively and empathically challenge young people to help them avoid being without employment, education or training. This will involve liaison and joint working with independent and third sector providers.
  • Provide practical advice on budget management and use other professional networks to assist.
  • Maintain timely and accurate recording on the young person’s file and other relevant records, to ensure that there is an accurate record of work undertaken with young people that they can understand and that assists other professionals working in partnership.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. A level standard qualification or equivalent by experience through working knowledge of complex legislation relating to looked after children and care leavers.
  2. GCSE standard in Maths and English


  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Substantial experience of working with children and young people up to the age of 21 and 25 if they are in higher education in a voluntary or Professional setting.
  3. Experience of interagency work with young people who are homeless or have been in care.
  4. Experience of being directly responsible for assisting young people (caseload responsibility).
  5. Have worked successfully in achieving outcomes for young people under supervision.



  1. Knowledge of the legislation concerning looked after children and the responsibilities of Local Authorities towards Care leavers.
  2. Knowledge to advise young people around budgeting, and to be financially accountable where appropriate.
  3. Knowledge of suitable education, training and employment opportunities for care leavers and how to engage young people in securing this type of opportunity or to learn what needs to be done.
  4. Demonstrable understanding of the safeguarding agenda for children and vulnerable adults.
  5. Knowledge of the legislation and practice in relation to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and care leavers.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Ability to develop working relationships with family, carers, professionals & partner agencies. (Education, training, employment, accommodation, police, probation, prison, DWP, health, Emergency.
  2. Ability to talk, listen to, and develop effective working relationships with young people, including those who may be difficult to engage or are challenging.
  3. Ability to set and deliver ambitious and aspirational targets for young people. A friendly, sympathetic, understanding and realistic approach, to the needs of young people, including in respect of disability and disadvantage.
  4. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Temporary Personal Advisor – Leaving Care Team/Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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