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Personal Advisor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Children in Care and Care Leavers service consists of a team of senior practitioners, social workers and personal advisors (PA) across the Newcastle and Moorlands District of Staffordshire. Due to PA's completing Social Work Apprenticeships, there are 2 posts available within our busy team - permanent and 6 month fixed term secondment. The post holders will be eligible for an essential car allowance and mileage rates are paid. Some working outside of core hours will be required.

As a leaving care personal advisor, you will be responsible for providing practical support, advice and guidance to young people aged 16-25 leaving our care. 

Main Responsibility

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside professionals from a range of disciplines including, social workers, probation services, police, accommodation providers, housing, welfare benefits, mental health professionals, substance misuse services and foundations to employment. 

Through these multiple relationships you will help prepare young adults to ensure they are supported within their journey to independence. Working within the corporate parenting principles you will empower young adults to develop skills to prepare them for their futures.

The Ideal Candidate

Applicants must have significant experience of working with children / young people and be flexible, have good communication skills and an ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with other professionals, and be solution focused to achieve best outcomes for our care experienced young people. Driving is an essential part of this role.

If you require any additional information regarding this role, please contact Emma Cole on 07773 791645

Interviews will take place on 29th or 30th April

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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