Personal Advisor

Website London Borough of Camden

Job Description:

Camden Care Leavers service (CL) 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • Good working knowledge of the legislative framework of social service department.
  • Commitment to work as part of the team developing the drop in center which has regular events, such as money matters sessions, sexual health clinics and sessions on housing, benefits and employment etc.
  • To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the pressures faced by families and young people living in socially deprived neighborhoods.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the legislative framework relating to children and young people, particularly the Children Act 1989 and The Leaving Care Act 2000.
  • 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.

Job Details:

Company: London Borough of Camden

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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