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Personal Advisor - Homeless Prevention

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

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our Leaving Care Service as a Personal Advisor.  The Personal Advisor will have a key responsibility relating to Homeless Prevention.. The role of the Personal Advisor is to provide advice, assistance and support to our care leavers, supporting our young people to prepare for independent living and to achieve their wishes and goals for the future.

Each day working as a Personal Advisor will be varied whilst remaining focused on achieving positive outcomes for our young people. 

An understanding of housing issues and/or experience of supporting people to access and maintain stable and suitable accommodation is essential for this role.

This role is offered as a Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2025.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Nicola Lloyd by email or by phone on 07776 171341.

Interviews are planned for week commencing 22nd April 2024.

What will you be doing?

As a Personal Advisor you will be responsible for assessing young people’s needs and the formulation of their Pathway Plans. As well as working with our Care Leavers you will work with other important people in their lives including family, friends and professionals in education, housing and health services.  Your role will involve ensuring all our Care Leavers are able to access the local offer.

As a Personal Advisor you will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely recording is kept.

A full list of the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role is outlined on the attached Job Description.    

About you

You must have excellent organisational skills, must be passionate about working with young people to improve their outcomes, must work in partnership with other agencies involved with the young persons.

You should be committed to working with young people from diverse backgrounds, who will have diverse needs, promoting good outcomes for all our care leavers.

You must have a minimum of a NVQ level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant work area.

 The successful candidates must be willing to travel around and outside the Cambridgeshire Local authority areas (Travelling is essential to this role).

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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