West Yorkshire
£23,545 - 31,833 per year + £194.71 Office at Home Allowance
Job description
Barnardo's National Counter Trafficking Service encompasses four distinct services operating in various geographical areas across England and Wales. This includes the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service (ICTG Service). The ICTG Service is expanding and developing in 2021/2022 and we are pleased to announce some exciting opportunities to join a passionate and experienced national team. We are advertising various different and varied roles working with children and young people and/or with professionals that work directly with children.

Would you like to make a difference in children's' lives, be part of our dynamic team and embark on a learning journey with a service that is passionate about seeing positive change in the fight against trafficking and modern slavery in the UK? Have a look at our vacancies and see whether you fit what we are looking for!

This role is an Independent Child Trafficking Guardian - Post 18 .

Purpose: Post 18 Guardians work in the best interests of young people aged over 18 years of age to be an independent source of advice for young people who have been trafficked, to speak up on their behalf and help them orientate around social welfare, immigration and criminal justice systems

Posts Available:

West Yorkshire
Greater London

Location of Post : Home Based with extensive travel around the regions

Hours of Work: Full-time - 37 hours per week

We are looking for 4 posts

This is a Permanent role with fixed term funding until December 2022.

Independent Child Trafficking Guardians for Post 18 work to...

* Support identified young people over the age of 18 years of age, through direct work ; enabling them to navigate complex systems, such as social care , immigration and criminal justice as well as health and education as they transition from children's social care into adult services.
* Support professionals in identification and the appropriate safeguarding of children and young people who have experienced exploitation including raising awareness of the NRM.
* As an independent advocate working at all times in the young person's best interest, promoting their well-being and right to actively participate in the development of their support provisions.
* Build relationships of trust with young people and support them and the professionals working with them to keep them safe and reduce the risk of missing and re-trafficking as they transition towards adulthood.
* Ensure that every young person is referred into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), and where applicable transferred from the Child NRM into the Adult NRM process.
* Support young people to build supportive networks in their community as they transition from child to adult services.
* Enable professionals working within the adult sector to better understand the transitional needs of trafficked children as they progress through to adulthood.

Additional Information

Although this contract has a permanent status, please be aware that this post is subject to continued funding, currently until 31st December 2022, and therefore should this funding not be extended further, you may be subject to a redundancy consultation or a TUPE arrangement .

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Job Description/Person Specification and Additional Information Sheet. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
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Posted on: 05 February 2021
Closed date: 28 February 2021
Job ref: 7817
Tags: Social Work