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Children and Young People's Advocate

Do you find working with children and young people highly rewarding?
We have two Children and Young People's Advocate positions 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 3 and 25 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: Children and Young People's Advocate
Positions available: 1 full-time position, 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday
Salary: £20,849 pro-rata
Closing date: 12 pm on Friday 3rd September 2021
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for a talented Children and Young People's Advocate to deliver age-appropriate interventions, primarily within a school setting, to children and young people that have experienced domestic abuse.

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, providing trauma-focused, holistic support.

The role:

You will primarily work within schools in Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, and Wolverhampton to support children and young people affected by domestic violence and abuse (DVA) in the home.

You will deliver training to professionals within the education setting to enable them to deal with disclosures and support children effectively.

You will also provide a direct school-based support service for children and young people, including one-to-one casework and group programs aimed at increasing safety, improving wellbeing, and developing their ability to cope with and recover from their experiences.

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.


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 are embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.

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 a link to download an application form which you will need to complete and return by the closing date.

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