Service Care Solutions Ltd

Personal Advisor

Personal Advisor

Location: Dorset Council

Salary: £17.60 per hour

Job Type: Full-time, initially for 3 months

About the Role

Dorset Council are currently recruiting for a Personal Advisor to join their team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a caseload of care leavers, providing guidance, support, and advice within the statutory framework for providing services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support care leavers to gain practical self-care skills - health, budgeting, domestic skills - and enable them to understand and manage themselves as individuals and their relationships with others

  • Draw up and implement Pathway Plans which are appropriate to the young person's circumstances, needs, potential and aspirations in conjunction with the young person and all relevant others

  • Arrange statutory reviews of Pathways Plans and draw up subsequent/amended Pathway Plans

  • Promote and maintain relationships for care leavers with their families and carers, where possible

  • Advocate on behalf of care leavers and work in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector agencies and professionals to ensure effective co-ordination and provision of services to care leavers

  • Ensure that care leavers have access to the range of accommodation available, and are provided with the necessary support to maintain their accommodation

  • Be confident to understand and assess risk and keep managers informed when a care leaver could be at risk of harm to themselves or others or where more comprehensive assessment of need or more support is indicated

  • Where the post is based within the Children's Services Directorate, responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people


  • Experience of working with young people in a similar role

  • Knowledge of the statutory framework for providing services to care leavers

  • Ability to manage a caseload of care leavers and provide guidance, support, and advice

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • Ability to maintain up to date and accurate electronic records in accordance with departmental and statutory requirements

  • Understanding of data protection legislation and of the current codes of practice with partners regarding the recording and sharing of information

How to Apply

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative team, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

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