Leaving Care Personal Advisor
The Medway Leaving Care Team works to advise, support and befriend young people from the age of 16 who are in care and those young people who have recently left care (up to the age of 25) with a diverse range of complex needs to enable them manage the transition into early adulthood .
The PA will provide and coordinate services for young people leaving care and to identify their specific needs, those at risk of harm through assessments, formulation of and statutory review of their pathway plans
The PA will manage a caseload in compliance with departmental policies and procedures within statutory timescales, whilst maintaining accurate records and case files. The PA will manage an agreed caseload of young people (aged 16-25) in compliance with casework objectives, departmental policy and procedural requirements, consistently maintaining the highest level of professional standards. The PA use agreed assessment frameworks in collaboration with the young person to robustly assess and review their needs, identify risks and contingency plans and to develop corresponding Pathway Plans setting out clear goals
The PA will contribute to the development of the service to enhance the services of children / young people and their families in the Medway Area.
The PA will safeguard and promote the welfare needs of young people, giving due consideration to their race, gender, culture, religion, health, disability and linguistic background The PA will be working with young people with diverse range of complex needs such as significant mental health issues, domestic abuse, substance misuse and criminality which require building and sustaining relationships
The PA will represent Medway Council and conduct themselves professionally in the courts when required and provide comprehensive and accurate written documentation/reports to reflect what observations and assessments have been made, whilst working with children / young people.
The PA will working partnership with the relevant agencies and other stakeholders to ensure consistency of the service provided.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.
Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.
The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.
As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager Joanne Kavanagh call 01634 335652.
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.
How to apply
Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS
If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.