Job Description - Personal Adviser 16+ Service
Job Tile: Personal Adviser, WHSCT, 16+ Service
Department: Family and Childcare / Women & Childrens Directorate
Responsible to: Social Work Manager, 16+ Service
Based At: Western Trust Location
To support young people who are leaving care by fulfilling Personal Adviser duties to a satisfactory standard in accordance with statutory requirements, Leaving Care Standards and the policies and procedures of the Trust.
- Provide advice, including practical advice and support to young people leaving care and in aftercare 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
- Promote young people's participation in the improvement and development of 16+ Services
- 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
- To assist the young person to negotiate with Statutory and other agencies including accompanying them to appointments where appropriate
- To provide information and reports as required by the Manager
- To contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the 16+ Service as
- To be able to use a computer to maintain required Trust contact records
and other data as required
- All staff must adhere to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
- The Trust operate a non-smoking at work policy and the post holder is prohibited from smoking in any Trust buildings
- The post holder must comply with the Trust's health and safety requirements
- To ensure that equality and human rights issues are addressed within all areas of work
- To attend internal and external meetings relevant to the post or the 16+ Service as agreed with the Manager
- To abide by relevant Trust policies and procedures including it's Staff Code of Conduct and Financial Regulations
- To attend residential and non residential staff development / training days as appropriate.
1. Employees of the Trust will be required to promote and support the mission and vision of the service for which they are responsible.
2. Develop and maintain good communication with all levels of management and build partnerships with the wider HPSS, NHS and external organizations in the promotion of the Trust.
3. Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with health and safety policy and statutory regulations.
4. Participate in the grievance and disciplinary processes as required.
5. Promote equality of opportunity through his/her own actions and ensure this policy is adhered to by staff for whom he/she has responsibility.
HSC Code of Conduct for Employees
The Code sets out the standards of conduct expected of all staff in the Western Health & Social Care Trust and presents standards of conduct and behaviours required during and after employment with the Trust. Professional staff are expected to follow the code of conduct for their own professions as well as this code.
Western Health and Social Care Trust is committed to providing the highest possible quality of service to all patients, clients and community through supporting and contributing to Trust quality initiatives. Employees are expected at all times to provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact in a courteous and respectful manner.
Employees must at all times abide by Trust policies and procedures and the terms of their contract of employment. They must conduct themselves with impartiality, integrity, objectivity and honesty and maintain high standards of personal and professional accountability.
Employees are expected to demonstrate commitment to the Trust by ensuring regular attendance at work and efficient completion of duties.