Children and Young People's Advocate (Flourishing 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 (Flourishing Futures) Specialist Advocates vulnerable children between the ages of 8 and 14 years who have been effected by domestic abuse at home.
This will be delivered through the NSPCC Dart (domestic abuse recovering together) Programme.
The Dart Programme is a programme recognised by the home office.
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 Title: Children and Young People's Advocate (Flourishing Futures)
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), covering the Sandwell area
Salary: £22,099.92 - £23,204.92
Closing date: 21st September 2023
Interview date: 29th September 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 successful candidate will be required to provide a high-quality support service for children and young people affected by domestic abuse and violence in the home, including one-to-one casework and support for children and parents together to help communicate and build stronger relationships.
You will also work closely with Domestic Abuse Advocates to deliver the Dart Programme, focusing on children exploring emotions, healthy coping strategies, communication and safe people prior to offering 10 group sessions exploring what domestic abuse is, why it is ok to talk about domestic abuse and some strategies to safety plan.
If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking, and with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.
Click apply to be emailed information about how to complete your application.
CVs will not be accepted.
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.
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 candidate's 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
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