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Personal Advisor - Asylum Seeking Through Care Team

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
24/10/2021 12:00
£25,991 - £27,041 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Seafield House
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Oct

Further information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

We have many reasons to be proud of our existing services for children, young people and their families in Redcar and Cleveland. We have a passionate workforce who are committed to supporting children and young people to feel safe, healthy, happy and ready to learn and achieve. We respect everyone as equally valued members of our community by listening to their views and using their opinions to help shape our services.

Are you the right person to help us to develop a brighter future for our children?

If you share the ethos of Redcar and Cleveland’s Children and Families Directorate, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

The Unaccompanied Children and Young People’s Team is a newly formed and dedicated team. It has been set up to work with children and young people who are In care and seeking asylum or care leavers who have, or are in the process of securing Leave to remain in the UK.

We want to recruit a Personal Advisor be part of the specialist team. You will provide a child centred approach and a platform to properly prepare children in care and care leavers for adulthood and the secure resettlement for them in the UK. The team will have a strong focus on care planning and improving the experiences of children and young people in care and beyond.
Redcar and Cleveland Council are looking for a Personal Advisor to join the Leaving UASC Team.

As Personal Advisor you will hold a case load of care leavers providing 1.1 support and undertaking the role of the Personal Advisor as described in the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and the new Children and Social work Act 2017. This includes reviewing and updating pathway plans on a 6-monthly basis.

• The skills and abilities we are looking for include the following:
• Be passionate about improving the life chances of young people.
• Enjoy working with and understand the needs of adolescents.
• Be a good team player and be able to work on your own initiative.
• Be able to work well with other agencies and utilise community resources for the benefit of young people.
• Have an understanding of the role of the Corporate Parent.
• Be qualified at a minimum of Level 3 Child Care or related field.
• Knowledge of the legal framework in which children’s services operate
• Excellent organisational skills and abilities
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent time management skills

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

The council holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

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