Social Care

Personal Advisor

Job description

Job purpose:

To provide support to young people who have left or are in the process of leaving the care of the local authority.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the Leaving Care Service in order to best meet the individual and collective needs of young people using the service.
  • Providing a personal advisor function, in line with the Children Leaving Act and associated regulations and guidance, to young people who qualify for such assistance.
  • Ensuring that all eligible, relevant and formerly relevant children have comprehensive pathway plans, and these are regularly reviewed.
  • Ensuring that care leavers are living in suitable accommodation, are supported into education and employment and are actively encouraged to stay in touch with the service.
  • Participating in and promoting service delivery which is responsive to the needs of the young people.
  • Maintaining effective communication and actively contribute to team case discussions, staff development sessions, childcare reviews and other meetings as required.
  • Maintaining a caring ethos that takes account of young people’s race, culture, disability, gender and sexuality.
  • To be the designated personal advisor for specified young people.


  • NVQ Level 3 caring for children and young people, or an equivalent child care qualification.
  • Knowledge of current legislation, policy and procedures pertaining to care leavers.
  • Substantial experience of working with disadvantaged young people.
  • An understanding of and a personal commitment to the Vision and Values of Liverpool City Council.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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