Assistant Personal Advisor - Ref: CH07916

Location
Children's Services
Salary
£17,169 - £19,939 pro rata to hours worked.
Posted
11 Jan 2017
Closes
02 Feb 2017
Job Ref
WALS000002999
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

Assistant Personal Advisor – Ref: CH07916
£17,169 - £19,939 pro rata to hours worked.

Based at Townend House, Walsall

Please note: This vacancy is ring-fenced to care leavers only (over 21’s who are no longer eligible to receive a service from Leaving Care Services) as part of the council’s commitment to corporate parenting

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Personal Advisor to work with our team for 27 hours per week.

The purpose of this role will be to learn about the role of the Personal Advisor, what is required, how to carry out the tasks and learn about building relationships and establishing boundaries with care leavers. The role will also support the ongoing development of our participation group as well as recruiting care leavers to our social action group.

The post has been developed for those young people who were formally in the care of a local authority and who are no longer eligible for services and who are committed to wanting to make a difference to the service and support care leavers receive. As a result we will require that one of the references comes from the authority in which you were a care leaver.

We are a team of personal advisors who work with young people who are care leavers and are aged between 18 to 21(25). The purpose of the team is to advice, support and guide young people, in a range of areas, as they start to engage fully with life outside the care system.

As part of our team the Assistant Personal Advisor will be able to participate in the training and development offered to the team, they will also receive regular supervision from either a senior Personal Advisor or Team Manager.

The Assistant PA will also be encouraged to complete their NVQ Level 3 and we will support the progression of the Assistant Personal Advisor and use the agencies and contacts we have to ensure the Assistant Personal Advisor has access to progression opportunities.

If you require more information please contact Sharon Sandell Team Manager Transition and Leaving Care on 01922 650555

Safer Recruitment:
Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

A Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check will be required for these posts. This involves checks on Identity, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

Closing Date: 1st February 2016.

Terms and conditions review – January 2017

Walsall Council has recently reviewed terms and conditions of employment (excluding schools).  If you are an applicant then you should ensure that you fully understand the potential impact of the changes, and that you are happy to proceed with your application for employment at Walsall Council on this basis.  If you have any specific questions regarding these changes, you should raise these at your interview or with the recruiting manager. Click here to view information on the changes to terms and conditions.

To apply please download and complete the application form and return it to email: jobshopapplications@walsall.gov.uk

Supporting documents
Job Application Form (Word)
Job Description & Employee Specification