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West Sussex- Personal advisor - leaving care Team

Job Title: West Sussex- Personal advisor - leaving care Team
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Horsham
Salary: Market related
REF: DC/08/05/2024/1
Contact Name: Deanna Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: 19 days ago

Job Description

West Sussex– Personal advisor – leaving care Team

Location - PO19 1RQ, Horsham (Hybrid. The candidate needs to come into the office at least once a week as agreed with the team manager. Visits are face to face to our young people but if not needing to come to the office or do visits the candidate can work at home)

Ongoing contract – 37 hours

The Leaving Care Service is part of Corporate Parenting within West Sussex County Council and provides direct support to over 600 young people each year. The Service supports, and plays a key role in, the journey of young people between the ages of 16 to 21, and up to 25 in some cases, as they leave care and transition towards an independent future as young adults; guiding, advising and enabling young people with their aspirations.

Our Personal Advisors are ambitious for our young people, committed to improving services for them and passionate about making a real difference to their lives. You will work with directly with individual young people who are leaving the care of the Local Authority by helping to assess and meet their learning, personal and social needs. You will ensure they are supported safely and appropriately which is essential in understanding and managing any risks that may be presented and leading on any safety planning that is required. As a Personal Advisor, you will be joining our service at an exciting time in our improvement journey to improve opportunities and outcomes for our Care Leavers.

The Care Leavers service is part of the overarching Children We Care For and Care Leavers Service, as we work together to improve how young people transition out of care. The Care Leavers service work with our care leavers between the ages of 17-25 in their transition to adulthood. Personal Advisors support care leavers to develop the skills needed to live independently and to be aspirational in identifying and achieving their goals, including healthy living, stable homes and good educational opportunities. Transitioning into adulthood is a challenging time for any young people. This is especially so for our Care Leavers who have often experienced trauma and may have complex needs including mental health, substance use and offending behaviours.

To find out more information please contact Deanna at  

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. We are an equal opportunity

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