Sandwell Advocacy Voice and Empowerment (SAVE) Project – Job Opportunity

This project is funded for three years by BBC Children in Need and is an exciting new project will provide an Advocacy, Enabling and Support service for children and young people who are experiencing poor mental health and/or behavioural issues that empowers them to ensure that their rights are respected and their views and wishes are heard at all times.

Independent Advocate – Children and Young People (x 2 Posts)
Salary Scale: £21,976 – £23,560
(16 hours/week £10,042 – 10,683)
Employers Pension Contribution 5% of salary
Applicants will have:
• Personal experience of advocating with someone either formally or informally, preferably with children and young people.
• Experience and understanding of issues relating to the particular health and social care needs of children and young people who may have become marginalised and socially excluded.
• Sound knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles underpinning the effective delivery of advocacy practice within an empowering framework.
• Ability to develop trusting and effective advocacy partnerships with children and young people that are underpinned by an adherence to promote an individual’s independence, dignity and respect.

Closing date for applications: 5.00pm on Friday 22nd February 2019.

Applications should be submitted on our Application Form as CV’s will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be submitted to sandwelladvocacy@btconnect.com
Interviews will be held on or around: Wednesday 13th March 2019.

Further details can be found on our website here: https://sandwelladvocacy.org/vacancies

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