Personal Advisor

Employer
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Location
Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Salary
£28,953 to £35,085
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker, Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time

We're looking to recruit enthusiastic, skilled, motivated and dedicated full time Personal Advisors to join the Future First Wandsworth Leaving Care Team.

The team offers a personal advice and housing support service for care leavers aged 16 – 25 years old. As a Personal Advisor (PA) you’ll carry a caseload of up to 25 young people and offer a PA service for all young people referred to Future First. You’ll work alongside the young person’s Social Worker then take on full case responsibility when they are no longer looked after.

The role entails regular liaisons with Independent Reviewing Officers, social workers, key workers and a number of external agencies (including accommodation providers, support agencies and the UK Border Agency), and you’ll ensure ’keeping in touch’ is maintained with care leavers. You’ll also provide duty cover under guidance of the manager and some group work with young people so excellent communication skills are required as well as the ability to create and maintain positive relationships with partner agencies.

Experience of identifying safeguarding concerns and risk management is also required as they are key to the role. Another important element of the role is promotion of user involvement and feedback.

The post entails occasional travel around the UK and evening & weekend working in line with service participants availability and duty arrangements. Working arrangements are 36 hours a week full time.

Contact details

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Carlyn Ferreira by email Carlyn.Ferreira@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Benefits

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

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