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Street Teams, Walsall, requires Full Time Project Worker

Street Teams is a charity based in Walsall and is the only local organisation in Walsall specialising in working with children and young people abused through sexual exploitation. Street Teams is looking to recruit to post a full time Project Worker to support boys who have been exploited.

Term: A 10 months post
Salary: £26,000 p.a.

The successful Team member will provide Street Teams services preventing exploitation of children, and supporting boys identified across the partnership as vulnerable to exploitation, who have been groomed for criminal/sexual exploitation.

You will also offer intensive 1:1 support, run group work sessions and education sessions for children and sometimes parents and professionals.

Applicants should have social work, youth work, health or other similar professional qualification. Experience of working with young people, community groups and professionals is essential. Training in child exploitation and experience of working with vulnerable children/families would be beneficial.

Applicants must be a driver with use of a car for work purposes.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Applications close Tuesday, 4th May 2021. Interviews will be on Thursday 6th & Friday 7th May 2021, online.

For application pack and further information, please email accounts@street-teams.org or contact 01922 621208.

The post is funded by Children in Need.

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Brushstrokes seeks Advice Services Manager (Maternity Cover)

Brushstrokes, is an award winning project in partnership with Father Hudson’s Care, based in Smethwick. The project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and surrounding areas. Brushstrokes is looking to recruit an Advice Services Manager, to cover maternity leave.

Salary: SCP 28-32 (£26,140 – £29,797 per annum)
Hours: 37 per week
Term: Fixed to 18 February 2022

The post holder will be responsible for managing advice, information and support services for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, including OISC regulated Immigration advice and specialist advice on asylum support, housing, welfare benefits and health. Brushstrokes’ advice services are currently being delivered remotely via phone and the web and from the centre in Smethwick. The organisation also hopes to re-establish its satellite sites and outreach in the future.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of both managing and delivering similar advice services, as well as line managing a staff team within a very busy setting. With an understanding of issues, legislation and policies connected with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, candidates need to have an up to date working knowledge of asylum support, welfare, housing and immigration.

Furthermore, you are required to have knowledge and experience of case management systems, service reporting, monitoring and evaluation, along with compliance with advice quality standards/regulated activity e.g. OISC and the ability to partnership work. The successful candidate will be committed to working with people from differing social and cultural backgrounds and committed to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’.

An Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service will be requested by FHC if appointed. For a discussion about the role and the hours, you can call Dave Newall direct on 0121 565 2234.

Download an application form here or e-mail personnel@fatherhudsons.org.uk quoting post reference number P1421.

Applications close on 28th April 2021.  Interviews will be on 4th May 2021


Part-time Community Development Officer positions at Yemeni Community Association

We are pleased to announce that the Yemeni Community Association in Sandwell Ltd (YCA) has secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities to deliver its ‘Wellness for All’ programme and as a result are recruiting to fill 1 vacancy.

Part-Time Community Development Officers (15hrs p/w)
£24.377 per annum (pro-rota)

3 year Post

The ‘Wellness for All’ programme aims to deliver a programme of activities with the overall aim of promoting English language skills, employability abilities and enhanced mental wellbeing. The successful candidates will be available to work 3 set days a week (on occasion some weekend and evening working may be required).

For Job description and person specification please email Ragih Muflihi at info@yca-sandwell.org.uk specifying the vacancy you are interested in applying for

The closing date for applications is 9/4/2021


Welfare Rights Advisor – St Albans Community Association

Our “Caring in a Crisis” programme works to empower and enable residents and offers free assistance with welfare and benefits related issues.

We are looking for a dynamic person who has a proven track record of delivering all aspects of welfare rights advice, in addition to being able to engage with other Health and Social care services. Our anticipated worker will be a professional at all times teamed with an outgoing personality albeit not afraid to challenge if the need be. Our worker will be people focused and strive to get the support that individuals need and be able to seek out the appropriate agencies to ensure the support provided to individuals is maximised.

Job Title: Welfare Rights Advisor
Hours of Work: 25 hours
Salary: £13 per hour
Responsible to: CEO
Location: Based at St Albans Road, Smethwick but will be expected to travel to visit clientele and other agencies.
Contract Length: 2 years

For an application form or further information, please call Martine Crooks or Carol Coleman on 0121 558 0018 or e-mail info@stalbans-cc.co.uk

Application forms need to be returned by 29th March 2021 any applications received after this date and time will not be accepted.

Interviews week commencing 5th April 2021.


MHA looking for Community Programme Co-ordinator

Do you have what it takes to make a difference to the lives of older people? Can you organise an exciting programme of activities? MHA are currently looking for a Community Co-ordinator to support the South and West Birmingham Communities Scheme.

Location: South and West Birmingham
Salary: £18,965.00 per annum pro rata (actual salary £10,244.00 per annum)
Package: Pension, 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), Life Assurance, Discount Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Personal Development and free DBS provided.

The Community Co-ordinator is responsible for co-ordinating and running a programme of activities to enable older people (60+) to live later life well. Operated by MHA, Communities schemes offer services that aim to relieve social isolation and encourage older people to take an active part in the communities in which they live. Promoting independence and well-being for older people living at home, is at the heart of everything done at South West Birmingham Communities scheme.

MHA Communities Schemes operate across the UK, enabling older people to maintain their independence and live later life well. MHA are looking for an enthusiastic dedicated person to join the team. The office is based in Northfield and MHA deliver our services throughout the South and West of Birmingham, supporting older people from Hall Green through to Sandwell. Having access to a car is essential for this role due to the spread of our services across South and West Birmingham.

To read the full job description and find out how to apply, click here

MHA Communities schemes provide social support within the community, there is no expectation of personal or domiciliary care and this is not a housing or care home role.

Applications close on 28th March 2021.


Office and Admin Coordinator required at Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes is an award-winning project in partnership with Father Hudson’s Care, The Infant Jesus Sisters and the parish of St Philip Neri, Smethwick. The project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and surrounding areas.

Brushstrokes require an Office and Admin Coordinator to organise the effective provision of administrative support to the team to include overseeing reception and the welcoming of service users and visitors.

Salary: SCP 22 – 25 £21,672.00 to £23,747.00 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 25 Hours per week
Term: Fixed for 1 year
Based: In Smethwick

You will line manage the reception and administration staff team, as well as ensuring the effective and safe use of the building for Brushstrokes and other organisation’s activities. You will have responsibility for petty cash and overseeing day to day financial administration within the team.  Brushstrokes are also looking for flexibility to undertake occasional evening and weekend work.

If you are interested in this role, please visit the website to download a recruitment pack, or contact Ali Evans (HR Advisor) to request an application form at alisonevans@fatherhudsons.org.uk.  Alternatively, call 01675 434000 quoting post reference number P1406.

Applications need to be submitted by 11th April 2021.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 20th April 2021.


Citizens Advice seeks to appoint Locality Manager

Are you an experienced Manager looking for a new exciting challenge? Citizens Advice Sandwell & Walsall was established over 30 years ago and supports thousands of people a year giving advice and support on debt, immigration, benefits, consumer and employment rights as well as many other welfare issues. Citizens Advice is a leading charity local to the Black Country and a member of a national organisation.

Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £31,728 per annum

This role is responsible for the management of the Walsall locality. You will coach, develop and lead a team of staff and volunteers whilst working collaboratively with the Management Team across the organisation reporting to the Operations Manager.

This is a very busy locality team, the role needs someone who has excellent people management skills, is forward thinking, innovative, and a strong communicator with excellent planning and organisational skills.

Key Tasks:
To lead, develop and manage a team, taking responsibility for the work that they do
To lead on and drive forward positive changes within the locality
To be responsible for the day to day smooth running of the locality
To ensure the service is delivered efficiently in line with contract requirements under the guidance of the Operations Manager
To support the Operations Manager in the area of change management where service delivery requires improvements or changes.

To succeed in this role Citizens Advice is looking for someone who has experience, and is ready to move to the next level. This will be a busy and varied role so you will need to work autonomously whilst problem solving and making confident decisions.

To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form highlighting your suitability for the role. If you require a reasonable adjustment or other assistance to apply for this role please contact the Recruitment Team at recruitment@citizensadvicesandwell-walsall.org or call 07841 599390.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th March 2021.
The provisional interview date is Thursday, 8th April 2021.

 


Opportunities at Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Group Plus would like to invite applications for two Recovery Team Leaders and three Recovery Support Workers, to provide out of hours mental health support, at its Sanctuary Hub in West Bromwich.

For full job descriptions and person specification, application and guidance forms, click on job title links, below.

Recovery Team Leader
Salary: £24,157 per annum, pro rata
Contract: Permanent

Recovery Support Worker
Salary: £21,142 per annum
Contract: Permanent

The aim of the Kaleidoscope Sanctuary Hub is to de-escalate and prevent people reaching the point of crisis. This reduces the need for people to present to mainstream services, therefore reducing demand and releasing capacity within the mainstream services.

Please note the closing date for opportunities is 12 pm, on Monday, 29th March 2021.


Sandwell MBC is recruiting for two Community Development Workers

Sandwell Council has established a pilot to transform local services using a community development approach, developing community lead projects in partnership with the voluntary sector aligned to Vision 2030, the council’s strategic objectives and local town priorities.

We are seeking two experienced community development workers to join our Community Partnerships Team, delivering an ‘Asset Based Community Development’ approach.  You will play a key role in developing partnerships and engagement activity, building sustainable relationships with communities across Sandwell. With the ability to empower and motivate others, you will work closely with local voluntary sector organisations, coproducing projects to support local identified needs, building strong, effective relationships with communities and partner organisations, promoting a community development approach.

You must be a strong team player and an excellent communicator, who has experience of community development work.

Applications close 15th March 2021 or as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible.

Find out more, including how to apply, by clicking HERE.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk


Camphill Village Trust seeks Community Connector / Co-production Lead

Camphill Village Trust supports adults with learning disabilities.  The charity is  looking to expand across the region and is seeking to appoint someone with the skills and character to explore new opportunities with the organisation. The individual will ensure that the people supported by CVT are always at the forefront of everything they do.

Salary: £10.50 an hour
Hours: Part Time (18.75 hours per week)
Location: Stourbridge Community, with occasional travel to other regions across the Trust

This is a permanent role that will enable CVT to build upon its commitment to working in a co-productive way, creating opportunities for people they support to have a ‘Life of Opportunity’. The successful candidate will need to have motivation, enthusiasm and creativity to engage and inspire people to grow in confidence and take responsibility in their own lives.

There is also potential for this post to become full-time, should it develop as envisaged.

For full information about the role, click here.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Philip Gibson on 07824 463798 or Dean Barnshaw on 01384 441505/ 07984 896010.

The closing date is to be advised, but may be closed early upon receipt of sufficient suitable applications.

Interview to be via Zoom.


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