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Independent Advocate

Birmingham, West-Midlands (On-site)
£23,069 – £23,280 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.
Permanent
Job description
Independent Advocate

Job title: Independent Advocate – supporting parents and adults with learning disabilities.
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday.
Salary: £23,069 – £23,280 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.
Place of work: Birmingham, You will be based at CASBA’s brand new fully accessible office in Selly Oak. The role requires you to work in service users’ homes and community venues.

About us

CASBA is an advocacy charity in the south Birmingham area. We make sure the voices of people with disabilities are heard and their rights accepted. We empower people with disabilities to speak up for themselves or advocate on their behalf when needed.
Our team are passionate about the difference we make and are now looking for someone to join us as an independent Advocate.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone who cares as much as we do about getting the voices of people with learning disabilities heard and their rights accepted. This pivotal role supports and champions people with learning disabilities during pregnancy and on becoming new parents to develop good parenting skills to ensure their children receive the appropriate support they need. You will enable people to make informed choices about decisions by providing them with accurate and accessible information, including the setting up and facilitating of workshops, training, groups, and activities.

You will also provide advocacy to ensure people with learning disabilities can secure their rights and entitlements, maximise their income, deal with crisis and work to prevent it, access services and the community, and be valued as citizens.

About the person

You will have:

• experience of working as an advocate in various settings ensuring their voices are heard and rights are accepted.
• experience of supporting people to navigate challenges they face and access appropriate services.
• understanding of issues faced by parents with learning disabilities and a commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity.
• ability to work using own initiative, prioritising work, case management and time management.
• excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt communication depending on the needs of the person.
• ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team setting.
• As part of your professional development in the role, the successful candidate will be supported to complete Advocacy qualifications as appropriate.

Why us

This is an exciting time to be joining CASBA, we have an ambitious five-year strategic plan and we have moved to fully accessible offices. We rebranded last year and have many exciting projects and partnerships on the horizon.

Citizens are at the heart of our work and CASBA is making an amazing impact in our local community. Join us to be part of it.

What we offer

We offer hybrid and flexible working, including the opportunity to work compressed hours and if required term-time only options, depending on the role. We also offer a generous holiday allowance (up to 30 days). Entitlement increases with service, and pension contributions.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all ethnicities and backgrounds, including people with disabilities.
We are dedicated to creating a workforce that is a true reflection of the communities we serve. If you are disabled, have the skills, and or the experience to do the job, then we would love to meet you for an interview.

If you would like a conversation about the role before you apply, especially if you feel you don’t meet all the requirements, please call us to discuss. We know that certain sectors of society count themselves out of applying, so please give us a call before you do that.

To Apply

Please click apply now to complete our short application form and to submit your CV.
CASBA is an advocacy charity in the south Birmingham area. We make sure the voices of people with disabilities are heard and their rights accepted. We empower people with disabilities to speak up for themselves or advocate on their behalf when needed.

Closing date: 18-05-2024

You may also have experience in the following: Community Outreach Specialist, Client Advocacy Coordinator, Social Justice Advocate, Peer Support Specialist, Empowerment Advocate, Community Engagement Officer, Advocacy Liaison, Supportive Services Facilitator, Public Policy Advocate, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Client Rights Advocate.

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CASBA View profile Company size Size: 11 - 20
Posted on: 18 April 2024
Closed date: 16 May 2024 at 01:00
Job ref: REF-213413
Tags: Advocacy