16 – 21 hours per week (worked over 3 days).
Starting salary: £25,027 per annum FTE. Pro rata salary dependent on number of hours.
Location: East Lothian and Midlothian with occasional work in Edinburgh and Scottish Borders.
This maternity cover post is a great opportunity to join CAPS’ Children and Young People’s small friendly team to provide individual advocacy to children and young people who are going through the Children’s Hearings system. CAPS is the main provider of advocacy for this issue to children and young people aged 5-18 in East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS is also the alternate provider for this work in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders, so travel to work in these areas will also be expected.
The focus of the work is the provision of independent advocacy to support children and young people to express their views and wishes when going through the Children’s Hearings process. Experience of working with children and young people is required as well as proven skills in communicating with them. Advocacy training will be provided.
This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for regulated work with children.
There will be a 4-month probationary period attached to this post. A mix of home and office working is possible.
This post is fixed term for 12 months initially to cover maternity leave and may continue thereafter subject to expansion of the CAPS’ Children’s team.
Closing date for applications is 9 June 2022 at 12 noon. Interview date to be confirmed.
Download everything you will need to apply from the links below.
Children & Young People’s Individual Advocacy Worker Person Specification
Children & Young People’s Individual Advocacy Worker Job Description
Children & Young People’s Individual Advocacy Worker Application Form
Children & Young People’s Individual Advocacy Worker Equalities Form
If you have any questions about the application process please contact Catherine Street on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07971 951 502