Visiting Advocate - Midlands

Location Midlands
Contract type Part Time
Closing date Tuesday 31st October 2017
Salary £20,198 per annum pro rata
Job Categories Advocacy 
Visiting Advocate - Midlands

We are seeking a children’s rights champion who is committed to our purpose, vision and values. We want someone who can provide weekly Visiting Advocacy services at a small number of children’s homes and mental health units in Worcestershire (Clent), Staffordshire(Stoke-on-Trent), Shropshire (Shifnal and surrounding areas) plus Chester when required.

Our Visiting Advocate will be working with children with complex needs and mental health issues. You will be comfortable working in a specialist residential settings. You will be delivering instructed, partially instructed and non-instructed advocacy and passionate about giving voice to the wishes and feelings of the children they work with. You will enjoy meeting and working with children and will be proactive in taking forward their issue during and following your visits.

 Coram Voice particularly welcomes applications from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state. We are also actively encouraging applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and young people we help.

We are looking for candidates with a broad range of experience and backgrounds, evidence of an ability to effectively communicate with young people, a commitment to children’s rights and the ability to advocate constructively. We are looking for advocates with experience of working with children and young people, ideally in a mental health setting or residential setting.

Candidates should have the ability to remain non-judgmental when delivering a service to young people and ensure that Coram Voice values are translated into direct service delivery.

Coram Voice is looking for a wide variety of people to take on our roles, however we would particularly welcome applications from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state. We are also actively encouraging applicants from Asian, African and Caribbean backgrounds to join our staff and freelance pool. We recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and young people we help.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Tuesday 31st October 2017, 9am.

Interviews: Tuesday 7th November 2017 

Warner Interview: TBC 

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Please email your completed applications to [email protected] 

All posts are subjected to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and successful candidates will not be able to work unsupervised with children or young people until the completion of this process.

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