Personal assistant

  • Location:

    Belfast

  • Sector:

    Customer Service & Admin

  • Salary:

    11 Per Hour

  • Contact:

    Michael McAlinden

  • Contact email:

    michael.mcalinden@mparecruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02895211111

  • Job ref:

    MM-PER

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

MPA Recruitment are currently recruiting for band 4 Personal Advisor for our client in the Belfast area.

The successful candidate will 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.

This is an immediate start for initially three months (With the possibility of extension) . Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm with a pay rate of £11.20

  • 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 client 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 clients 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.

Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE’s at Grade A-C including English language or equivalent
  • Full driving licence (unless precluded through disability)
  • 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.
  • 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.

If you think you meet the criteria, please submit your CV michael.mcalinden@mparecruitment.co.uk or call our office on 02895211111 for more information and how to register with us.