Akton Resourcing are working with the Local Authorities to fill a contract position for a Personal Advisor. This role is a full time, ongoing contract working 37 hours per week. Please note due to the nature of this being a contract role we are only looking for candidates who can work full time and have relevant experience and training. This is a grade 9 role and comes with the full responsibility of a permanent grade 9 post.
To work within a team with a city wide brief, providing intense assessment and on going support to young people who qualify for Leaving Care Services through the Children Leaving Care Act 2000. Ensuring high quality provision and maximising life chances of socially excluded young people.
Achieves the best possible outcomes for young people in need and their families/carers with a high level of focus on the development and raising of quality in practice, meeting standards and supporting the conditions required for successful support work.
To provide and support high quality practice with increasing decision-making autonomy in situations of increasing complexity, risk, uncertainty and challenge.
To provide and support expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing high levels of risk and complexity and providing expert opinion in relation to decisions surrounding complex cases.
- To promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people.
- Contributes to the overarching strategy in Hull Children's Social Care Services - to ensure that the team actively plans for safety, permancey and stability for young people regardless of the setting in which they live and to actively support then to achieve positive outcomes.
- Works in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and young people to ensure that child-centred systemic practice is the principal standard and framework for all work undertaken with young people and families/carers.
- Supports systemic practice in direct work with young people and families/carers within the care leaving task across the spectrum of work including needs assessment, advice and guidance,pathway planning, delivery, review and moving young people into adulthood.
- Engages in critical reflection and constructive challenge within the course of working with colleagues, other agencies and with young people and families/carers.
- Undertakes specific pieces of direct work with young people and/or families/carers both individually and co-working with colleagues as directed by the Leaving Care Team Manager. Works in a young people centred way and ensures that the views of young people are heard and acted upon on both an individual and wider service level.
- Contributes to the provision of high quality needs assessments, pathway planning, delivery, review and moving young people into adulthood in regard to relevant and formely relevant young people. Has an understanding of the needs of care leavers and contributes to the development of services as appropriate
- Ensures that case recording is high quality, up to date and that required information is available for a variety of purposes eg. multi-agency meetings, reviews, panels.
- Engages in the professional decision-making process with colleagues in relation to complex/high risk cases.
- Actively engages in the professional development framework for the Social Care Service including attendance at practice development groups, personal performance and development appraisals and continous learning pertinent to the role.
- Engages in and advises on the professional decision-making process with young people and families/carers and colleagues in relation to complex/high risk cases.
- Assures and sustains systemic practice in direct work with young people and families/carers within the care leaving task across the spectrum of work including needs assessment, pathway planning, delivery, review and moving young people into adulthood.
- Prepares for and attends relevant decision-making meetings/panels, court on specific cases where there may be a requirement for additional resources/support/legal intervention eg. Resource Allocation Panel.
- Provides co-working support and advice to other staff members within the team.
- Engages in and advises on the professional decision-making process with young people and families/carers and colleagues in relation to complex/high risk cases. Occasionally deputises for the Team Manager and liaises with young people and families/carers and the Group Manager when necessary in relation to decisions on cases of a complex/high risk nature.
- Provides day to supervision and contributes to the practice education of any students attached to the team. Provides supervision support to sessional staff.
- Actively supports and engages in practice development groups and the provision of information/professional opinion as required eg. for policy amendments, newly developed ways of working.