Young Persons Advisor – North London – Temporary – £16.49 p/h

By August 14, 2019 No Comments
Job Category: Temporary
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

Our client based in North London are recruiting a Young Persons Advisor to deliver an efficient and effective leaving care and after care service to young people.

The successful candidate will be required to co-ordinate planned, flexible and negotiated packages of support and access to universal and specialist resources for young people leaving care that meet each dimension of a young person’s life namely accommodation, life skills, education employment and training, social networks, participation, relationships, identify and specific needs.

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Case manage young people leaving care and who have left care
  • Work jointly with social worker to assess and plan for a young person
  • Effectively communicate to young people what support they can except to receive via the leaving care service and their role in maintaining this support once they leave care
  • Support to the ongoing development of life skills and independent living for young people who have left care
  • Assist young people to build resilience and reduce vulnerabilities (in areas such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse offending behaviour, sexual exploitation)
  • Undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and post holder

Requirements:

  • Enhanced DBS
  • Able to provide at least 3 years worth of employment references
  • Considerable experience of working in Children’s Social Care services
  • A relevant qualification to the field
  • Knowledge and understanding of the legislation relating to Children Looked After and Leaving Care and the Care Matters and Youth Matters agenda
  • Direct experience of working with looked after young people and young adults between 16 and 25

This is a Temporary role but could possibly become permanent

Please note only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered

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