Personal Advisor

February 10, 2022
£15 - £15 / hour

Job Description

Are you passionate about working with young people to secure improved outcomes?

Manchester’s care leavers are Our Children – as corporate parents, we have a duty and a moral responsibility to ensure that the steps they take into the adult world are supported and that we give them the help and guidance that they need.

Our ambition is that every care leaver ends up with the same support we’d give our own children.

"Are you the sort of person who wants to effect real change? Do you want to see results for our young people, working in a different way to engage with them and achieve good outcomes…"

Do you want to be involved in helping us achieve that ambition?

The Leaving Care Service provides a statutory service to young people aged between 16-25 years who have been, or are Looked After by Manchester City Council.

The Leaving Care Team is committed to ensuring young people:
Prepared and supported to live independently;
Have improved access to education, employment and training;
Experience stability in their lives, and feel safe and secure;
Receive improved access to health support;
Achieve financial stability.
The Personal Advisor will play a key role in supporting young people with their transition to adulthood and assist them to live an independent life in their community.
Key Responsibilities include:
To manage a caseload and keep accurate case records of work with young people and undertake statutory recordings.
To contribute to Pathway Plan Assessment and provide ongoing assessment promoting young people’s full engagement to inform Pathway Planning.
To undertake assessments of young people resuming or wishing to resume education/ training or presenting with other support needs post 21 years.
To work with young people to promote welfare and ensure that their views and wishes are considered when undertaking assessments, developing Pathway Plans and reviews.
To work in a flexible manner to provide advice, practical assistance and support to young people to enable successful transitions.
To coordinate the provision of services and to take reasonable steps to ensure that the young person makes use of such services.
To identify packages of support for young people living in the community and supervise and monitor the delivery of tasks in accordance with the pathway plan to meet young person’s needs.
To ensure that young people receive appropriate financial support and work with young people to develop their financial management skills with a view to them becoming responsible for their own budget.
To advise and practically support young people to gain access to appropriate accommodation.
To work in partnership with a range of agencies to ensure young people receive an integrated, holistic response to meet their needs.