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Personal Advisor - LAC and Care Leavers

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
Closing date
31 Oct 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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About us

The borough of Camden is a thriving borough for everyone to visit, live, study and work.  This is a home to the UK fastest growing economy. We are the heart of some positive changes in London. We aim to make Camden Borough the best borough to work, visit and study in London.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

Paving the way to Independence!

Camden LAC and Care Leavers service (LACCL) is passionate about supporting Care Leavers to develop skills that will enable them to live in the community independently. The team work closely with professionals from a range of agencies including education, apprenticeships scheme, colleges, Police, Youth Offending Services and key workers in semi-independent accommodations in order to promote and meet each young person’s needs. We are determined to drive and improve outcomes for Looked After Children and Care Leavers and to enable them to move on to independence in a way that enhances their life chances.

As a Personal Advisor you will work alongside social workers in a busy 0-25 LAC and Care Leavers service, supporting care leavers aged 18-25 in reaching independence. Through the creation of trusted relationships, you will promote the development of practical skills such as budgeting, maintaining accommodation and engagement with education and training. You will also promote the social and emotional wellbeing of young adults, through relational practice.

This is an exciting an evolving area of practice and an opportunity to play a key role in the development of young people progressing through the care system to independence.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

The successful candidate will demonstrate good working knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children, particularly the Children Act 1989 and all legislation related to looked after children and Children in Need.

Good working knowledge of the legislative framework of social service department is required.

Experience of working with young people aged 18-25 years old supporting them with their accommodation and developing a wide range of independent living skills.

You will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children and young people, particularly the Children Act 1989 and The Leaving Care Act 2000.

You will have knowledge and understanding of the pressures faced by families and young people living in socially deprived neighbourhoods.  The issues faced by young people leaving care and how best to prevent homelessness as an adult leaving care.

You will need to have a commitment to work as part of the team developing the drop in centre which has regular events, such as money matters sessions, sexual health clinics and sessions on housing, benefits and employment etc.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
020 7974 4444
Town Hall
Judd Street
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