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Independent Visitor and Care Leavers Coordinator

Oxford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
£24,000 per year

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Job description

About us:

Community ConneX is a campaigning organisation and a multi-project service provider working across West London. We support autistic people, people with a disability, and people and families experiencing barriers to live healthier, happier, and inclusive lives. We do this by ensuring their needs, rights and aspirations are met.

Advocacy 1st is a free, independent service provided by advocates who specialise in the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act.


Location: Remote based in Oxfordshire


Key duties:

·        Recruiting, training and providing ongoing support to volunteers

·        Working with the children and young people to assess their service requirements

·        Working with stakeholders to raise awareness and recognise and identify care leavers and young people in need of the Independent Visitors and Care Leavers service

·        Looking at opportunities to engage and work with services to identify care leavers and independent visitors

·        Reporting and discussing all safeguarding concerns with the service manager

·        Completing initial assessments and matching volunteers to young people

·        Raising the profile of the Independent Visitors and Care Leavers service


Our ideal candidate:

·        Has qualifications relevant to the role

·        Has experience of working with children and young people.

·        Is aware of legislation such as Care Act 2014, Children and Families Act 2014, Children Act 1989, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child (UNCRC)

·        Has excellent communications and writing skills, and the ability to tailor written and verbal communications to a wide range of different audiences

·        Can maintain existing relationships and develop new relationships with clients, families, colleagues and volunteers

·        Can generate reports and make presentations


In return we offer a range of benefits including:

·        Pension contribution up to 5%

·        Death in service insurance

·        Employee assistance programme

·        Bluelight Card

·        Cycle to work scheme

·        23 days of annual leave + bank holidays (increases after 2 years of service)

·        Salary Sacrifice

·        Healthcash plan

·        Professional development


We are committed to safeguarding and equal opportunities, and we guarantee an interview to all applicants with disabilities meeting the minimum criteria for the post.


We also want to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable facilities to participate in job applications or interviews to perform essential job functions. To support this, we are a Disability Confident committed employer.

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Community Connex LTD View profile Company size Size: 51 - 100
Posted on: 04 June 2024
Closing date: 04 July 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: IV_06_2024
Tags: Admin, Social Care/Development, Management, Project Management, Advocacy, Volunteer Management, Support Worker

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