Personal Advisor Leaving Care

West Sussex County Council
West Sussex, Horsham
Up to £14.92 per hour
Closing date
22 Sep 2020

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Manpower is currently recruiting for a Personal Advisor (Leaving Care) on behalf of our client, based in Horsham. This is a full time temporary position to start as soon as possible, until 1st December 2020.

The leaving Care service provides support for Care Leavers & YP in Care aged 16-21 & up to 25 in some circumstances. The main function of the role is to work with individuals who are leaving care of the Local Authority, helping to assess & meet their learning, personal & social needs and to assist them in making the transition between care & independence & to make positive choices about their lives in particular education, training & employment.

Key Accountabilities

You will act as a professional representative for Care Leavers by working with a focus on delivering services to those people who access or need the service, in line with statutory duties, acting with integrity, professionalism & respect on behalf of the organisation, ensuring at all times the needs of individuals are paramount. Prepare for & work with individuals to assess their needs & circumstances through Pathway Planning, implement packages of intervention & support & evaluate & monitor progress considering best value options. Manage a caseload under regular supervision, assess needs, risks & options taking into account legal & other requirements.

Level of knowledge

Theoretical, practical & procedural knowledge of legislation & national policy developments regarding youth, & their implications in practice, in particular in the field of Leaving Care.

Understanding of working with individuals in crisis & the delivery of support & advice to enable & encourage them in their transition from adolescence to adulthood.

IT knowledge in order to maintain accurate records.

Qualifications & Professional Membership

Relevant degree or equivalent qualification or experience, demonstrating that level of applied knowledge in providing advice & support to people.

Relevant postgraduate professional qualification or equivalent qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience.


Significant experience of direct work with people who have a range of presenting issues.

Experience of working in a multi-agency, working in a partnership, working with people in crisis situation, good assessment

The work will involve significant exposure to people who access or need the service &/or subject matter which will regularly place emotional demands on the individual.

The role could involve considerable exposure to challenging behaviours from people who access or need the service.

If you're looking for your next Social Care position, supporting people in your community, please apply today!

Employing around 6,000 people, with an additional 21,000 people employed by schools, West Sussex County Council helps it’s residents to lead happier, healthier and longer lives – and this is your chance to join them.

Not many workplaces offer such a wide range of different job opportunities - from social care, education, libraries, and many more.

You can be a part of this by working for Manpower in one of our long-term temporary assignments.  We work with the Council to provide quality and dedicated people into every area of their organisation.

So if you’re looking for a local job, or pursuing a professional career, you’ll find a dynamic working environment that will support you every step of the way.

Contact Us
  • West Sussex County Council
  • County Hall
  • Chichester
  • PO19 1RQ
  • GB
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