Swindon Advocacy Movement – Enabler, Children and Young People

Job specification

£10 per hour
Closing date:
Interview date:
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SAM was set up in 1997 as a user led organisation for people with learning disabilities.
We now work with people with a range of different care and support needs. We provide a free and accessible advocacy service enabling people to gain independence, speak up for their rights and get access to help and services they are entitled to.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

•    To work with the Children and Family Advocacy Manager and the Children’s Advocate to set up this new project for children and young people.
•    To support the Children’s Advocate to co-ordinate the day to day running of the project
•    To work with steering/focus group of young people to inform how the project is run.
•    To undertake group work for children and young people working to genuinely develop vital independence skills.
•    To support the child or young person to socialise in a group and build on their new skills.
•     Enabling children and young people to understand their rights and empowering them to make their own choices
•    To employ a range of communication strategies in order to fully engage with young people and enable them to communicate to others.  This will include developing a range of easy read materials and the use of multi-media.

Other Responsibilities

•    To maintain clear and accurate case files. 
•    To successfully manage own time and case load.
•    To work collaboratively and to help to develop and maintain appropriate links at across all levels and across agencies.
•    To attend SAM full team meetings as required by the CEO.
•    To uphold the aim, vision, policy and procedures of Swindon Advocacy Movement. 
•    To be flexible to the needs of the clients and the organisation as a whole.  They should be prepared to undertake any other duties as required in line with the grading of the post and within the remit of the aims of the charity. 

Please Note:
This role will require weekend and evening work.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email info@swindonadvocacy.org.uk for the attention of, Colette O’Sullivan, for an application pack.  

Swindon Advocacy Movement is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Swindon Advocacy Movement expects all staff and volunteers to share that commitment.  The position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.