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Personal Advisor (UASC and Leaving Care Service)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Right to work within the UK – unfortunately at this time we cannot provide working visas or sponsorship for overseas workers

Job title: Personal Advisor (UASC and Leaving Care Service)

Salary: £28,770 - £33,024

Location: Toxteth Annexe, Aigburth Rd, Dingle, Liverpool L17 7BN

A bit about us:

Liverpool is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making our city a better place. We've got ambitious targets to meet by 2025 and we need people who are driven, dynamic and ready to deliver the very best for our communities.  Public service is more important than ever, and this role represents a real opportunity to make a difference to our communities by transforming the way we work and placing our residents at the heart of everything we do. 

Working at Liverpool City Council provides an opportunity to contribute to your community and make a positive impact on the lives of residents. Our values shape how we work to deliver public services, and how we communicate with the residents we serve. We care about the best outcomes for local people, through our public services.

We are proud of our world-famous thriving city with its rich culture, affordable housing, stunning waterfront and our beautiful green spaces – there’s really something for everyone!

Liverpool Children’s Services have high ambitions and are on an improvement journey to become outstanding. We have a new permanent locally based inspirational leadership team who have a fresh vision, dedicated to driving practice forward. It’s an exciting time to join us and be part of that change. Part of our vision is that we are creating a new dedicated service for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children (UASC) and Leaving Care Children and Young People and we are looking for skilled passionate and dedicated professionals to join us to specialise in this service area.

The Role

  • You will have the drive and motivation to deliver excellent services and improve outcomes to ensure a positive difference and brighter future for our children and young people
  • You will hold a Level 3 or higher qualification and be able to demonstrate substantial experience of working with and have strong direct experience working with vulnerable children and young people within or leaving the care system
  • You will have sound understanding of legislation, as well as financial and benefit entitlements for care leavers
  • As a Personal Advisor for leaving care, you will be working with a group of amazing young people who come from diverse backgrounds and who have a range of life experiences
  • You will need to have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to motivate young people and to inspire them to make the most of their potential   
  • You will creatively source appropriate support with regards to suitable accommodation, education and employment opportunities as well as provide them with the emotional, social and practice skills to promote independent living
  • You will work closely with our permanence service to provide tailored support, accurate guidance and advice on transition planning for young people leaving care
  • You will be confident and proactive and able to work in partnership with all multi-agencies to ensure you achieve the best outcomes

Our Service Manager, Virinder Crawford warmly invites your application.

 ‘This is an exciting time to join the service due to the huge investment and growth in our Care Leavers and UASC Service, which will allow us to develop and provide the highest quality service to all our young people. We are expanding the service and want people who enjoy influencing service design and delivery to join us, as there will be a huge number of opportunities to be creative, innovative and forward thinking. The future is looking really bright for all of our staff and young people!’

Our offer to you:

  • At least 27 days holiday rising to 32 after 5 years service.- option to purchase further days
  • Agile working - A “Flexibility First” approach to Agile working where flexibility is the norm rather than the exception.
  • Part of the Local Government Pension scheme – option to join the AVC scheme-  
  • Progression - opportunities and training through a wide range of high quality learning
  • Health and Wellbeing - offer including Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to Work and Travel Pass Schemes 
  • Drive Time – a salary sacrifice car lease scheme
  • Family friendly policies with enhanced leave  
  • Discounted Gym Memberships 
  • Employee Volunteering Scheme 
  • Medicash 

Next steps:

Closing Date for this role is: 12th July 2024

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact Harriet Cadman, Recruitment and Retention Lead harriet.cadman@liverpool.gov.uk.

Liverpool City Council is committed to fostering a workforce representative of the communities we serve. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe in appointing candidates based on their skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities. To support this commitment, we guarantee an interview to candidates from under-represented groups who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. 

If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010, such as an application form in a different format or additional time to complete your application, please contact us at recruitment@liverpool.gov.uk

Although we advertise on Jobs go public, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.  Please ensure you complete your full profile, work and education history in Tribepad.

At this current time, Liverpool City Council are unable to provide sponsorship for internal applicants.

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