Sessional Advocate - East Sussex - CGL3533

Brief description: 
Sessional Advocate: Speak Out! Advocacy Service East Sussex, for children and young people Location: East Sussex, and particularly for the Hastings, Rother and rural areas. Salary: £ 13.83 per hour; hours per week to be agreed on basis of need We are seeking to recruit a professional and experienced Sessional Advocate to work across East Sussex for the Speak Out! Advocacy Service in East Sussex, for children and young people to provide high quality, confidential, independent advocacy. The Speak Out! Advocacy and IV Service offers free and confidential advocacy and support service for children and young people in East Sussex who are in care, care leavers, or engage with other East Sussex Children’s Services. Independent Advocates support children and young people to have their feelings and wishes heard in processes where decisions are made for or about them, as well as helping them to understand their rights and to complain about services if they so wish. The role is on a sessional basis. Advocates are expected to: commit to the rights of the child/young person to have a voice in the way they are cared for, in decisions that are made about their lives and the development and delivery of the services they receive; listen to and support children and young people; gain their views, wishes and feelings; and support child and young to speak out/ speak on their behalf at Child Protection Conferences and LAC Reviews. Applicants must have significant experience of working directly with young people. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with stakeholders, service users, professionals and other team members is essential to this role. A good understanding of the role and purpose of advocacy for children/young people as well as safeguarding children policies and procedures are also essential. Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes. We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice. Please note, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion. Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2019 Interview Date: Week of the 17th June 2019 Send applications to a.dawkins-johnson@cgl.org.uk For an informal discussion about the role, please call Anna on 07584507922. For more information and to apply: https://www.changegrowlive.org/vacancy/sessional-advocate-east-sussex-cgl3533
Organisation: 
Change Grow Live
Location: 
East Sussex
Deadline for applications: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 23:45
Job type: 
Full-time
Salary type: 
Paid
Salary: 
£13.83 per hour