Personal Advisor Connected ‘staying close’ (13901) – Southampton

Personal Advisor Connected ‘staying close’ (13901)

Southampton City Council



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You will be part of an exciting opportunity to join a new project called Connected. This project is based on the Staying Close model providing intensive support to young people leaving residential care or 16+ accommodation. You will be pivotal in their pathway to independence assisting them to achieve the best possible outcomes to ensure they receive support to optimise their life chances. The intervention will be delivered using a Team around the Worker' approach to reduce fragmentation of service delivery.

The post holder will, in time, be responsible for engaging with approximately 8-16 young people aged 15 – 25. They will work directly and be based within the ‘Connected’ homes, so they are visible and available to their young people. The post holder will have small caseloads, supported by multi-disciplinary services to help young people with their emotional, physical health needs, exploitation, substance misuse, EET and life skills. They will assist young people emotionally and practically to move into a ‘Connected’ provision. They will start by building a relationship with these young people prior to them moving into their new homes whilst they are still living in their existing placements. Within the next year, the post holder will assist them on an intensive basis helping them develop and strengthen the skills necessary for independent living. There is an aspiration that young people are assisted into appropriate education or training programmes or supported into employment.

The Post holders will be expected to work flexibly at times to meet the needs of the young people they will be working with. This includes morning and evening work and weekend work. The role will be key to improving emotional resilience and self-esteem and optimising opportunities for young people to progress, reduce harmful behaviours and achieve positive outcomes.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received, therefore please apply as soon as you can.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Danielle Rutherford [email protected] 

Additional information:

Please note: Staff must seek permission from their Service Director /Service Lead BEFORE applying for any secondment opportunity. Please refer to the Secondment Policy for more information.

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • For any posts that require a DBS check, if you have lived outside the UK within the last 5 years, you will be required to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct or a police certificate from the country/countries you have resided in. Kindly note that this is at the expense of the candidate, as well as any costs involved for translating into English.
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours). 
  • 37 working hours per week
  • This post is fixed for 3 years
  • Please note all adverts close to applications at 23.55pm on the specified closing date

To be considered for this post please submit an online application through our website: or click on the 'Apply for this job' button below.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed.  Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against, you will need to detail how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details: [email protected]

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