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JOB OPPORTUNITY – ADVOCACY WORKER (VULNERABLE PARENTS)

To provide an independent advocacy service for vulnerable parents living in East Ayrshire who have a mental health problem, learning disability and/or addiction issues whose children are subject to child protection legislation.

JOB TITLE: ADVOCACY WORKER (VULNERABLE PARENTS)

LOCATION: EAST AYRSHIRE

HOURS: 35 HOURS PER WEEK

SALARY: £21,330 P.A.

TERM: POST INITIALLY FUNDED FOR 1 YEAR

  • Could you support vulnerable parents to participate in Child Protection proceedings?
  • Would you be able to support parents to express their views and wishes about their children?
  • Do you have the ability to support parents to engage with other agencies?

If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITES:

  • To deliver individual advocacy for people who are vulnerable parents.
  • To support parents to communicate with other agencies involved in the child protection proceedings, participate in the assessment process and any subsequent care planning.
  • To attend forums including LAAC reviews, child protection meetings, children’s hearings, workers meetings etc to support parents to participate and have their say.
  • To link with psychological services, drug alcohol services, medical services, criminal justice services etc to ensure that parents have access to support from these services and/or to support communication with these services.
  • To support parents to engage with legal representatives when appropriate.
  • To provide support and guidance to individuals to encourage them to advocate on their own behalf.
  • To collect regular data to evidence the outcomes of the service and provide regular reports to the Manager.
  • To participate in ongoing training as required by the organisation.
  • To retain confidentiality and follow key procedures including GDPR.

We welcome applications from people who are great listeners, clear communicators and who care about their community.

TO APPLY:
Download Application Form
Closing Date: 18th March 2022

GET IN TOUCH:
If you have any queries or problems downloading the application form or job specification, please contact:

In writing: EAAS, 20 Lindsay Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BB
By telephone: 01563 574442
By email: Julia@eaas.org.uk