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Young Persons Advisor

Location: ISLINGTON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 16.49-16.49 GBP (UK Pounds) Per hour, inc Benefits
Sector: Care Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 4
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-356557

We have a Young Persons Adviser role based in Islington, this is a full time, temporary position, paying from £16 per hour. For this position you must have an NVQ level 4 (or an equivalent qualification) or above in Health and Social Care or a related subject

If you have this experience and are interested in the position, please apply ASAP!

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION

To achieve good outcomes for children looked after and those leaving care, to
significantly reduce the gaps in outcomes between them and those within the general
population. This will be achieved by:

 Building effective relationships with the children, young people and their carers
within your caseload, using a strengths based approach to achieve this.

 To have a thoughtful and relationship based approach, working collaboratively with
professionals, carers and parents to ensure trauma informed care is provided,
recognising the support needs of all placements, to promote stability and
permanence for all children and young people.

 Being ambitious for every child to reach their potential in all aspects of their
development including education, health and emotional wellbeing, from 0-25.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. To contribute to the developing culture of trauma informed practice that helps to
improve the quality of relationships with children and young people, through
Motivational Practice.

2. To deliver an efficient and effective leaving care service to young people that
supports the outcomes of the The Children and Social Work Act 2017, Children
(Leaving Care) Act 2000, and the Children Act 1989 in line with local and national
policies.

3. To assess risk and devise multi-agency plans for young people, whilst working
closely with their professional network, parents and/or carers.

4. Improve outcomes for children and young people by supporting them to come to
terms with their losses, experience reparative parenting, establish meaningful 
relationships and by promoting their education, training and employment
opportunities to enable them to lead fulfilling and successful lives.

5. To develop your skills as a practitioner through engaging with the support services
available to you including training, working closely with the embedded clinicians,
individual reflective and group supervision.

6. Work with the professional network to identify permanent placements for all young
people at the earliest possible opportunity, ensuring that the right support is offered
at the right time. The ultimate goal being to support our young people to secure
independence as and when they are assessed to be ready to do so.

7. Use a relationship based approach to improve placement stability. To provide skilled
support to the placement that enables young people to develop independence skills,
and to provide creative support packages that equips them to achieve independence
in a timely manner. 

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