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Personal Advisor

Job Summary

  • Location Horsham, West Sussex
  • Salary Up to £15.33 per hour
  • Contract Type Temporary/Contract
  • Sector Office Support & Commercial
  • Date Posted 24 February 2021
  • Ref 4675_1614171812

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Job Description

Personal Advisor

Horsham, West Sussex

Full Time - Temporary ASAP - September 2021

FPR Group have been given an exciting opportunity to recruit for a talented individual looking for a new opportunity as a Personal Advisor for the youth homeless prevention team. This role will be remote working until lockdown ends, you will then be required to travel countrywide if need be. If you believe you meet the requirements listed below, please get in contact today.

Role demands:

The job requires lengthy concentrated mental attention in order to manage caseloads & prolonged concentrated sensory attention in order to undertake assessments of clients. The work will involve significant exposure to people who access or need the service, &/or subject matter which will regularly place emotional demands on the individual. The role could also involve considerable exposure to challenging behaviour from people who access or need the service. Initiative - the ability to use own initiative where appropriate in a context of good support & supervision. Expected to organise own workload & respond independently to unexpected problems & situation. Has access to line manager for advice, guidance on serious problems.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Act as a professional representative for 16/17-year-old young people working with a focus on delivering services to those people who access or need the service, in line with statutory duties. Acting with integrity, professionalism & respect on behalf of the organisation, ensuring at all times that the needs of individuals are paramount.
  • To facilitate Joint Housing Assessments between District and Borough Council, Children Social Care, the Young People, and their Parents/Guardians. The outcome of the Joint Housing Assessment is to implement packages of intervention & support, to evaluate & monitor progress considering best value options.
  • Manage a caseload under regular supervision.
  • Assess needs, risks & options taking into account legal & other requirements.
  • Work effectively in partnership with other staff & voluntary agencies & gain a good understanding of all the relevant health, voluntary & private services in the area.
  • Report any allegation or suspicions of abuse or potential abuse of a vulnerable person to an immediate manager or supervisor.
  • Use professional knowledge to negotiate with & on behalf of those people who access or need the service with a wide range of providers & other professionals, including acting as a personal advocate.
  • Ensure effective implementation of department policies & procedures in line with statutory responsibilities.
  • Maintain accurate records of all work undertaken, produce case reports & correspondence for a variety of audiences.
  • Develop effective working relationships & communicate effectively with people who access or need the service, families, carers, colleagues & other professionals in order to deliver appropriate interventions.
  • Responsible for small expenditures from an agreed budget where appropriate.
  • Responsible for the care of, accuracy, confidentiality, security, maintenance of all individuals' records & related manual &/or computerised information.
  • Support equality & diversity.
  • Remain up to date & compliant with all relevant legalisation & adhere to organisation procedures, policies & professional codes of conduct.

Level of Knowledge:

  • Theoretical, practical & procedural knowledge of legalisation, national policy development regarding youth, their implications in practice, in particular in field of Youth Homelessness.
  • Understanding of working with young people in crisis & the delivery of support & advice to them.
  • IT knowledge in order to maintain accurate records.
  • Qualifications and Professional Membership
  • Relevant degree, or equivalent qualification or experience demonstrating that level of applied knowledge in providing advice & support to young people.
  • Relevant postgraduate professional qualification or equivalent, or equivalent demonstrable experience.


  • Significant experience of direct work with young people who have a range of presenting problems.
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency context.
  • Experience of working with young people in a crisis situation.
  • Evidence of good assessment skills.
  • Experience of managing levels of risk within a caseload.
  • Enhanced DBS.


  • Monday - Friday


  • £15.33 per hour, paid on a weekly basis.

We are looking to set up interviews as soon as possible, so if you are excited by the sound of this job opportunity CLICK APPLY today or if you would like to hear more information contact Sophie on 01243-778021

FPR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Sophie Carey

Sophie Carey

Having completed a degree in Events Management at Bournemouth University I joined FPR Group in May 2018 as an Events Coordinator and helped coordinate the prestigious events we run in and around West

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