B4 Personal Advisor

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £11.20 per hour
Published about 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Kim Martin
Job ref BELSL_1630686239

Job description

Staffline Recruitment has been appointed as HSCNI's recruitment partner of choice for Admin, clerical and Support Services.

BELSL / Band 4 Personal Adviser, Leaving Care / 16+ Transition Service

Rate of Pay: £11.20phr

Location: Wellington Park's Leaving Care and After Care Service.

Hours: 37.5hrs

Duration: Initially 3 months with possible extension

Job Summary:

To support young people who are leaving care by fulfilling Personal Adviser duties to a satisfactory standard in accordance with statutory requirements and the policies and procedures of the Trust.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice, including practical advice and support to young people leaving care and in 16+ Transition as agreed in the pathway plan.

  • Offer support in the form of mentoring to and advocacy on behalf of, the young person, where appropriate.

  • Participate in assessing the needs of young people leaving care and contributing to preparation of pathway plans.

  • Participate in reviews of the pathway plan and request revisions to the plan where appropriate.

  • Liaise with the Trust in the implementation of the pathway plan as required.

  • Coordinate the provision of services and to take reasonable steps to ensure that young people make use of such provisions.

  • Stay in touch with young people and keep informed about their progress and well being which will require the ability to work unsocial hours.

  • Support young peoples' participation in pathway planning and help them to represent their own wishes and views.

  • Maintain written records of contact with young people in accordance with HSS Trusts policy and procedures.

  • Participate in team meetings, regular supervision meetings and recognised training opportunities as agreed with the line manager.

  • Contribute to the development and review of the personal adviser service.


5 GCSE's at Grade A-C including English language or equivalent


Minimum of two years direct and recent experience of engaging with adolescent young people, on an individual or group basis, either in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Experience and understanding of working with others, e.g. parents, GPs, teachers, youth clubs, police etc to meet the needs of young people

Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrates an understanding of the challenges facing young people today, for example, peer pressure, unemployment, drugs, alcohol.

Demonstrates an understanding of the issues facing young people leaving care, for example, separation, loss, loneliness, independent living etc.

Has the ability to listen to and respond appropriately and sensitively to the wishes and feelings of young people.

Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with young people, carers, families and other agencies.

Demonstrates an ability to work on own initiative and / or as part of a team.

Has the ability to make effective use of supervision and training and to access support and advice as required.

General Competencies:

Empathy with young people

Flexible and able to work unsociable hours

Ability to prioritise and manage competing demands

Ability to keep written records of contact.

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