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Children and Young Person's Advocate

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is a progressive charity that specializes in supporting victims of abuse.

Our services include support for both adult and child victims of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual violence, exploitation and modern slavery, as well as women in the criminal justice system.

We offer sensitive and holistic support services which help victims escape from violence, cope with trauma and rebuild their lives.

We place victims' voices at the heart of our work and develop our services in response to need, working with an extensive range of partner organizations to help victims get the right support.

BCWA services span across the Black Country including Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall, with some services covering Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.

We are looking for exceptional candidates to join the Domestic Abuse team.

Job title: Children and Young Person's Advocate
Positions Available: 1 Full Time position.

37.5 hours per week
Salary: £20,849 Full Time
Closing date: 20th November 2020
Please note that interviews will be held on Microsoft Teams.

The role will also include delivering one to one interventions.

The Children and Young Persons Advocate will also manage a caseload and work in partnership with key stakeholders to support the wellbeing of young people.

Applicants MUST have a full understanding of Working Together 2018, safeguarding within the field of violence and abuse and have some experience of delivering support services directly to vulnerable people.

Black Country Women's Aid is committed to getting the right people and therefore willing to be flexible.

The post holder is expected to undertake some out of hours work as appropriate.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed details of how to progress your application, including an application form you will need to complete and return by 20th November 2020.

Important information for all positions

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

All qualifying 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.

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