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Personal Advisor

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/281152
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2024, 15:02 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/05/2024, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,264 - £41,808
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent
Are you; seeking a challenge, a change of scenery, working with a progressive and creative service. There has never been a better time to join our LAC and Permanency Service as a Personal Advisor 
 
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
 
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
 
The Post

This is an exciting opportunity for a Personal Advisor to join the leaving care service. The Leaving Care Service has expanded to 3 teams supporting care leavers aged 18 to 25. This is to strengthen the management support to young people and staff as we are expand our service, which includes extra resources to joint allocate personal advisors at 16, to manage the extra support provided to care leavers at 21 and those who return to the service for extra support. We are also recruiting social worker into each of the leaving care teams, to assist and manage the more complex cases in the service. The Leaving Care Teams are part of the LAC and Permanency Service and work with care leavers from the age of 18 up to 25.

You will work in partnership with colleagues in the Children and Young people department, wider council, police, aligned and commissioned services as well as voluntary agencies, to ensure that the LA’s statutory duties are carried out and delivered effectively.

We are an Ofsted rated “Good” authority and we are rated “Good” for the service we provide children in care and care leavers.  

The Person

The successful candidate will have a detailed understanding of housing, benefits, mental health and education and training issues so you can work towards measurable outcomes. 

You will have a minimum qualification of an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent and should have extensive experience of working with young people in care setting, youth work or youth justice.

Closing date to redeployees: 20 May 2024 (23:59)
 
Closing date to internal and externals: 30 May 2024 (23:00)
 
Interview date: 6 June 2024 

Additional Information 

If you are interested in applying for this job, please start by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. You must provide a supporting statement as part of your application that clearly shows how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. We will accept a CV in support of your application, however, you should still provide a supporting statement.

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
 
The information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas and your data protection rights, can be found here.
 
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
 
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including “non-visible” disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk 

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  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/281152
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2024, 15:02 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/05/2024, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,264 - £41,808
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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