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Children and Young People's Advocate (Our Futures)

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.

Community Services Directorate

Within this directorate, the following vital services are delivered;
Black Country Women's Aid Community Services include;
, Community Domestic Abuse Support Services (Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley)
, Black Country IRIS (primary care) educator and advocacy service
, Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Services (Black Country)
, Black Country Sexual Abuse Forum
, Black Country Counselling Service
, Domestic and sexual abuse Children and Young person's service (Black Country)
, West Midlands Stalking Service
, Ask Marc (Male abuse referral centre)

This position is located within the Community Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Service
The BCWA Community Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Service supports victims of domestic violence and abuse in Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall through a range of contracted/commissioning arrangements.

The service works in partnership with other services within BCWA and key agencies to assess risk and provide tailored support plans for service users.

Our integrated approach provides effective holistic support for survivors of abuse using a trauma-informed approach.

The team: Our Children and Young People's Advocates support vulnerable victims between the ages of 3 and 18 years who have experienced interpersonal violence and abuse, including but not limited to, domestic abuse, rape and sexual violence, stalking, child sexual exploitation, wider exploitations and involvement in gangs and youth violence.

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.

Job Role

Job Title: Children and Young People's Advocate (Our Futures)
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), covering the Wolverhampton area
Salary: £22,099.92 - £23,204.92
Closing date: 12th May 2023
BCWA reserve the right to close this advertisement early if sufficient applications are received

All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with children and young people who have experienced trauma in both one-to-one and in group work settings.

You will carry a caseload which includes all aspects of case management including, risk assessment, needs assessment, support planning, outcomes and case review.

The Role:

The successful candidate will be required to provide a high quality, direct school-based support service for children and young people affected by domestic abuse and violence in the home, 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.

You will also be required to work in partnership with professionals within the education setting, providing training around disclosures and support.

If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking 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.

Employment checks

As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:

Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.

We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidates' documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.


Following your interview, two employment references will be sought.

One of these should be your current or most recent employer.

If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:

, a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
, GP or health visitor
, a character reference from a person who knows you
, a civil servant from a government agency
, a bank manager


All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £22099.00 - £23204.00 per annum
  • Location: Wolverhampton, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Contact: 2M Employment Solutions
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2023-04-17 14:28:34 -

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