Advice Session Supervisor Jobs in Liverpool
About the Role
The aim of Advice Service Supervisor is to maintain a consistent quality of advice and help for clients by providing support, guidance and feedback on a day to day basis. There are 3 main areas:
- ensuring quality - actively supporting the quality of advice by guiding the team to information sources, checking that all aspects of a client's situation have been considered, checking that follow up work is progressed, and that research and campaigns issues are identified
- providing support - actively supporting each team member to develop their skills and competences, by explaining, guiding, demonstrating, encouraging, suggesting, coaching, giving constructive feedback and challenging appropriately - adapting the level of support to individual competence and need, and taking account of the team as a whole
- managing the practicalities - overseeing and managing all practical issues relating to the session - allocating the team to face-to-face work or other communication methods, checking waiting times or interview lengths, and if necessary, dealing with client or Citizens Advice emergencies
- Recent experience of advice work including issues involved in interviewing clients
- Ability to effectively manage and support people to meet individual and team objectives
- Ability to monitor and maintain Quality of Advice standards including checking accuracy of advice and benefit calculations.
- Good understanding of safeguarding principles and willingness to adhere to them
- Experience of using ICT systems and packages, and electronic resources in the provision of advice, record keeping and document production.
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Demonstrable understanding of the issues affecting society and their implications for Citizens Advice clients and service provision.
- Ability to create a positive working environment in which equality, diversity and inclusion are well managed, dignity at work is upheld and staff are empowered and motivated to do their best.
- The ability to commit to and work within the aims, principles and policies of the Citizens Advice service and the vision of Citizens Advice Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool is a charity that provides free, confidential and impartial advice to people who live and work in the city. We depend on a workforce of paid staff and over 120 trained volunteers. We give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. We are the leading provider of advice and advocacy services in Liverpool and have helped clients with over 106,000 issues in 2022/2023.
CAL have achieved accreditation with the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, showing we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our workforce. We've also gained an award for outstanding contribution by an employer to workplace health and wellbeing 2022 by Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust.
We've gained awards from Citizens Advice National recognising our Advising Margainalised Communities Team for championing equity, diversity and inclusion in both 2021 and 2021. We were also named volunteer team of the year in 2022.
As well as a competitive salary CAL also provides access to:
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Hybrid Working Scheme
- Interest free travel loans
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Pension Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Lifestyles Gym Membership (20% corporate discount)
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay
Closing date: 4th January 9am
Would you like to be part of a global effort to eliminate hepatitis C? We would welcome enthusiastic applicants with a passion for delivering services to underrepresented communities to join our efforts and ensure we reach out to as many service-users as possible, enabling what can be lifesaving treatment for many.
We are looking to expand our community team in the Merseyside and Cheshire Operational Delivery Network and are keen to hear from applicants who may have experience within substance misuse services, supporting volunteers or may have been personally affected by hepatitis C.
We are currently looking for a skilled Peer Support Lead who has excellent communication and organisational skills. We require a good standard of education and welcome creativity.
Working under the guidance of the existing Peer Programme Manager and as a crucial team member in this area, the successful applicant will be integral to the continuation and development of the project, recruiting and coordinating peers. Working in partnership with hepatitis C clinical teams, drug and alcohol services and homeless service providers, the post will coordinate delivery of educational workshops, hepatitis C testing in community settings and ensure that service users are referred and supported through hepatitis C treatment and care.
This post requires extensive travel across the region, and it is desirable for the post holder to hold a clean driving licence and have their own vehicle for work related travel.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.