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Personal Advisor

Personal Advisor

Job Description

Haringey Council are currently seeking a Personal Advisor to provide support to care leavers during their transition to adulthood.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with families and other organisations to deliver a high-quality service aimed at ensuring best outcomes for care leavers.

The Personal Advisor will regularly prepare, update, review, and implement pathway plans in conjunction with the supervising manager, and ensure parallel planning where applicable.

They will also undertake human rights assessments and ensure that the rights of the care leavers are observed.

Main Responsibilities

  • Deliver a high-quality service to care leavers aimed at ensuring best outcomes and enabling them to succeed as they make their transition to adulthood.

  • Regularly prepare, update, review, and implement pathway plans in conjunction with the supervising manager and ensure parallel planning where applicable.

  • Undertake human rights assessments and ensure that their rights are observed.

  • Co-ordinate the provision of services and take reasonable steps so that care leavers make use of services available.

  • Keep informed about care leaver's progress and well being, ensuring plans are progressed to meet assessed need.

  • Keep full, accurate, and up to date records of contacts with care leavers and services provided, accurately and in a timely manner on the care leaver's electronic case file.

  • Work holistically with care leavers and families around times of transition and transfer to additional services where appropriate.

  • Seek active partnership with parents, carers, and other professionals to promote and safeguard the welfare of young people.

  • Support care leavers to enter and sustain education, training, and employment.

  • Work with other organisations to overcome barriers to learning and employment faced by young people.

  • Support care leavers in all aspects of the process required to access accommodation and to ensure they are supported to maintain their tenancy and their resettlement needs are met.

  • Ensure care leavers have accessed welfare benefits where eligible.


  • Minimum of 2 years working with young people in a supportive role in a voluntary or statutory setting.

  • Ability to empower and support a person-centred approach in the development, planning, reviewing of support plans.

  • Ability to initiate, write and produce effective reports to an excellent standard.

  • Demonstrate good written and verbal skills in a variety of settings, including colleagues, young people, professionals, and external agencies.

  • Ability to respond to complaints in a polite and timely manner in accordance with policy.

  • Experience of dealing with distressed and complex young people in a professional manner.

  • Experience of resettlement support and the issues of resettling young people.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Understand the importance of delivering a front line duty service for children and young people.

  • Effective time management and demonstration of a planned approach.


  • A professional qualification is not required, but it is expected that professional development will be undertaken in the role.

  • NVQ 3 Health & Social Care or other relevant qualification is desirable.

If this seems like the perfect role for you, please apply by sending your CV to , or call the office to discuss on 01772 208 964.

I look forward to hearing from you :)!