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Young Persons Advisor / Social and Healthcare Qualified
Location: Islington
Salary:£21.00 - £25.00/Hr
Reference:YOUNG PERSONS ADVISO
Date: 25 Jul 2022

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced Young Persons Advisor / Social and Healthcare Qualified in a temporary to permanent position for our client in Islington.  The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior experience within a role.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION

To deliver an efficient and effective leaving care and after care service to young people that supports the outcomes of Care Matters and related national and local priorities and policy objectives.

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.

To work alongside the Children Looked After Service in the delivery of effective planning, preparation and transitional arrangements for young people leaving care. 

To work in partnership the corporate parenting network and local services to offer clear pathways and access to a range of universal, specialist and targeted services.

To develop robust support packages for vulnerable young people including the provision of safeguards to prevent young people from falling between services.

To assist young people to develop the skills to advocate and negotiate for their needs with wider services and agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities a Young Persons Advisor / Social and Healthcare Qualified

To case manage young people leaving care and who have left care, including those with high and complex needs, who require personal advisor services.

• To work jointly with the children looked after social worker to assess and plan for a young person whilst they are eligible and then taking on full case responsibility for a young people when they cease to be looked after. 

• To 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. 

• To encourage and empower young people to participate in planning and decision making for their futures.

• To promote positive outcomes for young people by supporting them to maintain accommodation, seek and maintain employment, education and/or training.

• To support to the ongoing development of life skills and independent living for young people who have left care.

• To assist young people to build resilience and reduce vulnerabilities (in areas such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse offending behaviour, sexual exploitation).

• To facilitate direct access to advice and information and universal and targeted support services that meet the specific needs of young people.

• To ensure that young people are continually engaged with the identified support services.

• To undertake evening visits and duties as and when required.

• To provide advice, information and support to other professionals about the service.

• To ensure that all electronic recording is completed in a timely manner and regularly updated.

• To maintain the quality professional standards for the service.

• To promote user participation and consultation in the design, delivery and evaluation of services to young people leaving care.

• To achieve service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets as agreed by the line manager.

• To 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.

• The post holder is expected to be committed to the Council’s core values of public service, quality, equality and empowerment and to demonstrate this commitment in the way they carry out their duties.

• Ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance to confidentiality and the data protection legislation.

• To use and assist others in the use of information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.

• Ensure all the services within the area(s) of responsibility are provided in accordance with the Council's commitment to high quality service provision to users.

•Carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation.

• At all times carrying out responsibilities/duties within the framework of the Council’s Dignity for All Policy (Equal Opportunities Policy)

Other Requirements

Enhanced DBS & barred list check (Child & adult

5 Years References