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Personal Advisor - Oldham Council

Job Title: Personal Advisor - Oldham Council
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Oldham
Salary: £11.37 - 14.12 per hour
REF: NYKLH14552020
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Oldham Council – Personal Advisor

Location: Metropolitan House, Oldham, OL1 1TT

Contract: Initial short-term contract with possible extensions

Hours: Monday to Friday / 9am – 5pm

Payrate: £11.37 - £14.12 an Hour

Job Purpose:

Working as part of a team undertaking direct work with children and families, to promote and safeguard their welfare, in accordance with their appropriate plans and strategies.  

To work with young people aged 16 yrs - 25 yrs who are or have been looked after or accommodated by a Local Authority in order to assist them to live an independent life in their community

Working in an anti-oppressive way and ensuring equality of opportunity to ensure that young people receive appropriate levels of support

Key Tasks:

To carry out the responsibilities and duties for looked after children in line with the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and 1989 Children Act whilst also act as an advocate for young people.

To work with young people to ensure that their views and wishes are taken into account when developing Pathway Plans whilst maintaining regular contact with young people as required under the Children (Leaving Care) Act, 2000.

To contribute and participate in the delivery of a duty system within the service Monday to Friday.

To promote the involvement of young people in all aspects of service delivery and pathway planning and also develop and maintain relationships with young people who are or have been looked after.

To continue to implement and review accordingly individual pathway plans for young people in partnership with young people and other agencies to ensure an appropriate service is delivered to meet assessed needs and risks.

To ensure files and records are accurately maintained, reflecting partnerships with families, in    accordance with Council policies and procedures.  Information should be appropriately shared with other professionals. 

This should include co-ordination, planning and review of pathway plans and to ensure young people receive sufficient financial support, develop independence skills and are supported where necessary in their progression to higher education and/or employment.

To manage a case load effectively, ensuring provision of written electronic records in line with the Council’s systems, policies and procedures.

To contribute to the development of the team, and less experienced colleagues, offering support, guidance and mentoring where appropriate and to contribute to the development and promotion of the Post 16 Service.

To engage in regular team meetings and participate positively in Supervision with the Senior Practitioner or Service manager and to attend appropriate training as required.

To develop a local knowledge and understanding of resources which are available to meet the needs of the child and family, e.g. housing legislation, employment, education and training opportunities, the benefits system, local children’s centres, family activities, leisure facilities, support groups for child/family, support of health related issues such as sexual health or drugs.

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on 0208 514 9137 or Email