Personal Advisor - Leaving Care Team
About the Trust: At Sandwell Children’s Trust, we put the child at the heart of everything we do.
Praised by Ofsted for our ‘ambitious improvement plan’ and our ‘renewed energy and determination to improve services for children and families’, at Sandwell Children’s Trust we are well on the way to becoming the region’s employer of choice.
In the Trust we are transforming the way we do things and we want to strengthen our teams to enable us to provide intervention and preventative solutions for the families we work with. We have the freedom to make quick decisions that matter the most, resulting in the best possible outcomes.
We believe in providing the best possible work environment and opportunities for our staff, where together with an inspirational leadership team we strive to serve our purpose of improving the lives of children and young people.
Hours: 37 per week
Closing date - 26th March 2019
About the Role
Our Care Leavers Team at the Trust are looking for a Personal Advisor to help support our young people who are leaving care.
The successful candidate will assist and support young people to help prepare them for independence and act as an advocate on behalf of the young person and their carers.
You will work with a wide range of agency partners such as housing, education, training providers and welfare rights to ensure the young person receives the right support and ensure you are on hand to provide advice (including practical advise) to our care leavers.
What you need to be successful in this role
The ideal person will be an excellent communicator and be able to support and advise young people in becoming independent adults.
- You must be educated to NVQ Level 3 in Care or equivalent in a discipline related to the work of social care/targeted youth support (housing, education, prevention, youth work).
- You will have experience of working with young people experiencing difficulties with their families.
- Have experience of managing a caseload and accurate record keeping.
- Experience of preparing and supporting young people to live independently.
- Experience of working within multi disciplined partnerships –housing, welfare rights, and careers guidance
For an informal discussion please contact Claire Tate, Team Manager on 0121 569 2201.
Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
An Enhanced DBS is required for this position.
This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.