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Personal Advisor - Looked after Children
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1603
  • Published: Wed 28/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 28/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: Starting salary: £34,629
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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Personal Advisor - Looked after Children

Starting salary: £34,629
Job Level: Level 3, Zone 2
Work Location: Vadnie Bish House, Caversham Road, NW5 2DR
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: FTC / Secondment - 12 months
Closing date: Tuesday 11 October 2022, 23:59

Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

Paving the way to Independence!

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. We are determined to drive and improve outcomes for Looked After Children and Care Leavers and to enable them to move on to independence in a way that enhances their life chances.

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. Through the creation of trusted relationships, 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.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

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.

You will need the following;

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

Do you have the determination and commitment to make a difference? If yes, then we would like to hear from you!

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9664335/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thi