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Personal Advisor

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £33,962 - £36,377 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 25/02/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/38721
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/38721
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £33,962 - £36,377 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 25/02/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People

 

Do you want to join our exciting Through Care service and help families across East Sussex? Are you passionate about meeting the needs of our young people? Then we would like to hear from you.

As an over 21’s Personal Advisor you would be responsible for supporting care leavers as they move through their journey into independence as a young adult. You will also play a key role in supporting care leavers to make decisions about their future.

Key Tasks Include:

  • Support care experienced young people develop skills to move into independent living
  • Empower young people to be able to plan for their futures in a realistic way, this includes managing expectations.
  • Work closely with a professional network to promote the best outcomes possible for young people
  • Advocate for young people and support young people to have their voices heard.

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Resilient – able to manage and work with challenging situations using appropriate support
  • Be reflective – able to reflect and empathise with the experience of the young people and consider your own role within those experiences
  • Able to work flexibly and creatively
  • Be able to work autonomously where needed whilst being supported more generally by the team.
  • Strong organisation skills are important as well as the ability to work flexibly and creatively.
  • You will need strong communication and relationship building skills as well as an ability to work with a variety of professionals and other agencies.

There will be a need to travel within the county of East Sussex and sometimes nationwide dependent on where the young people are living. 

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet the criteria as advertised above and in person specification - drawing on any relevant transferable skills, work/life experience, education, or personal interests.

Interviews will take place face to face on 12 March 2024.

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For more information about this role please contact 

Emma Potter, Practice Manager 

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. 

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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