Personal Advisor – Leaving Care Team
Personal advisors in the Leaving Care service provide practical help and direct support to young people and young adults using the service from age 18.
They are required to manage an agreed caseload of young people in compliance with casework objectives, departmental policy and procedural requirements, consistently maintaining the highest level of professional standards.
The Personal Advisor will safeguard and promote the welfare of young people, giving due consideration to their race, culture, religion and linguistic background.
They will use agreed assessment frameworks in collaboration with the individual to robustly assess their needs and to develop corresponding Pathway Plans setting out clear goals and who is going to provide assistance.
They will ensure the mental, physical and sexual health needs of young people are assessed and met and to assist them in accessing health services, local leisure facilities, social networks and other community facilities and links.
They will identify accommodation needs and assist young people in securing appropriate accommodation options, whilst ensuring the educational, training and employment needs of young people are assessed and met.
The Personal Advisor will also ensure that young people who are seeking asylum, or who have an unresolved immigration status, have good quality legal representation to help them with their applications and to maintain contact with the immigration authorities. They will help young people with the resettlement process and transition to benefits after they are granted leave to remain in the UK.
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