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Young People's Advocate

Do you find working with children and young people highly rewarding?
We have one Young People's Advocate position available within our dynamic and dedicated Children and Young People's Service.


Black Country Women's Aid

Let us introduce ourselves…

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs led.

The team:

Our Children and Young People's Service has an expert team of specialist advocates who support victims of interpersonal abuse between the ages of 5 -18 years.

We aim to provide a responsive, needs-led service to children and young people, creating a positive culture and environment, enabling them to achieve their potential.


We have a team of ambitious, compassionate individuals who support each other to deliver an exceptional service.

Job role
Job Title: Young People's Advocate
Position available: 1 full time fixed term position, 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday.

Fixed-term until August 2022.
Salary: £20,849 Pro Rata
Closing date: Wednesday 22nd December
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for a talented Young People's Advocate to support women and girls aged 13-18 who are at risk, or who have been affected directly or indirectly from involvement in gangs, sexual violence, grooming, exploitation and relationship abuse.

The service works in an integrated, open and trauma-informed way which assists young people on their recovery journey and supports them to live safer, healthier lives in the future.


We are looking for an innovative and compassionate candidate, ideally with experience of working with children and young people.

This is a great opportunity for someone who loves working with children and young people, to provide trauma-focused, holistic support.

The role:

You will keep an up to date knowledge of the changing behaviours and tactics of those that coerce and control young women and girls.

The team will develop local profiles of target areas, assessing risk and working with a range of partners to engage and protect young people.

The team will gain a better understanding of pressures and challenges faced by young people and the barriers to accessing services to get the right help.

Where possible, they will advocate for young women and girls with agencies to improve their response and encourage a greater awareness and understanding of young people's perspectives.


In addition to advocacy and support on a 1:1 basis.

The role will also involve delivering group work programmes and workshops to young people in an educational setting.

Plus delivering professional training via face to face and remote platforms to include MS Teams/Zoom.

If you are self-driven, conscientious and organised with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.


Important information for all positions


Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.


Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

The post holder must be female.


Employment checks


As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:


Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.


We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidates documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.


References


Following your interview, two employment references will be sought.

One of these should be your current or most recent employer.


If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:


, a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
, GP or health visitor
, a character reference from a person who knows you
, a civil servant from a government agency
, a bank manager


DBS


All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.


COVID-19


BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.


Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website.

Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.


You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.


Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.


  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: Up to £20849.00 per annum + Pro-Rata
  • Location:
  • Type: Contract selected
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2021-12-06 12:56:53 -

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