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Personal Advisor - Leaving Care Team - South London

  • Location

    South London, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £16.00 - £19.00 per hour + Negotiable, depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Holly Astrop

  • Contact email:

    holly@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    19

  • Salary low:

    16

  • Job ref:

    rem57867_1543424838

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    On going

  • Expiry date:

    2018-12-28

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Personal Advisor to work within a Leaving Care Team for a Local Authority based in South London.

Working within the Leaving Care Team to provide help to young people who have left care to make a successful transition into adulthood. The post does this by providing the young people with a range of practical help and support including developing independent living skills, help to manage housing, assessment and referral to other agencies and working with asylum seekers.

Job Purpose

  • Carry out independent interventions/assessments to identify customer needs or deliver services directly to customers.
  • Assist more experienced colleagues in delivering complex service activities/assessments in order to meet or identify customer needs and develop own skills and experience.
  • Provide advice and support to customers using Council procedures and policies.
  • Where appropriate supervise the tasks and activities of other team members including prioritising and scheduling of work.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience of working with vulnerable young people
  • Knowledge of the statutory requirements of the Children Act and Children (Leaving Care) Act and Children and Social Work Act
  • An understanding of emotional, physical and social needs of young people and their development
  • Knowledge of confidentiality and it's limits
  • An understanding of the difference between a professional and other forms of relationship with young people
  • An understanding of the need for procedural and administrative processes, including case recording
  • To have an understanding of the needs of children and young people from different racial and cultural backgrounds
  • To have an understanding of different forms of discrimination and a commitment to work in an anti-oppressive way

If you are interested please apply to this advert with a copy of your CV, alternatively please send your CV directly