Personal Adviser - Education, Training and Employment (Ref.1303)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £24,432 per annum, pro rata

About the team we are recruiting to : 

In Devon we are working hard to build something special in our services for children, young people and families. A good example is the four posts detailed below, these represent a very positive collaboration between two teams in Devon, the services that provide support for care experienced young people and to Devon Youth Offending Service. Both teams work with young people who require additional ETE support, these posts therefore offer a joint service to both these groups of young people.

Children and families are at the heart of everything we do and we believe they deserve the best outcomes.  Devon Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties from Early Help Services through to children in care, and services for those young people who are care experienced.

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families.  It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Restorative Practice, which focuses on intervention and working collaboratively with those we support.

Devon’s Children’s Services continue to ensure children, young people and families remain at the heart of all it does.  We pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold respectful practice at the centre of all we do. We will provide you with an environment where your work can flourish, high support, high challenge, and manageable caseloads.

Devon Children’s Services is proud of its workforce, who are committed, dedicated, and work to a high standard. We are seeking other like-minded practitioners who would like to join us.

What is the job role?

We are looking to recruit a Personal Adviser – Education, Training and Employment (ETE) to provide targeted services to care leavers and looked after children who are approaching or have already ceased being looked after. This is within our Permanence and Transition teams.

You will provide high quality and effective ETE support to young people aged between 16 – 25 years, living in and leaving care, to promote and improve their life chances, safety and accommodation needs by way of their education and employment skills. This will be in accordance with the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000, and in accordance with Devon County’s Policy on Services to Care Leavers and young people working with the Devon Youth Offending Service.

You will work in collaboration with the allocated personal adviser and/or social worker to ensure that young people who are Care Leavers are supported and encouraged to make informed life choices which enable them to lead successful adult lives which includes meeting their aspirations in education and work.

To assist Care Leavers and young people working with Devon Youth Offending Service in a range of practical, personal, social and financial ways in order for the to maximise their ETE opportunities to help enable and develop their independence and to help them become confident, successful and contributing citizens in their community.

Leaving care services continue to support young people regardless of where they are residing within the country.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Experience of working in an education, training, or employment (ETE) related post
  •  Have knowledge and experience of multi-agency working about ETE
  •  Experience of direct work with young people and their families
  • Have the ability to manage a caseload of young people with differing levels of complexities and challenges.
  • Have the ability to independently manage their diary and to prioritise conflicting demands.
  • Are flexible and tenacious in their approach, also being willing to support colleagues when needed.
  • Are able to build and maintain relationships with young people, being persistent with difficult to engage young people.
  • Have the ability to work with other professionals and appropriately challenge when needed.
  • Is creative, proactive and willing to learn.

Please note, the salary advertised is full-time salary based on 37-hour working week so will pro-rata accordingly for this role.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £24,432 per annum, pro rata

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required