London, Greater London
£13 per hour (+ holiday pay)
Temporary, Full-time
Job description

Our client provides a range of innovative services to help vulnerable women avoid, survive and exit the criminal justice system. They are now recruiting for an Advocate for their Lambeth-based Hub, delivering one to one support and advocacy, group work, counselling, specialist substance misuse and domestic abuse services for women who are in contact with, or at risk of being in contact with, the criminal justice system. This position is offered on a temporary basis (initially for 1-2 months whilst the client recruits permanently), working from home 3 days per week with attendance to the office, based in Stockwell twice a week.

The purpose of this role is to deliver high-quality, trauma-informed, independent advocacy for women in communities and in prisons. This will focus on early intervention, and holistic provision as part of a 'whole system' multi-agency response that looks to address the root causes of women's offending. Managing a caseload of women, you will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and partners to ensure your clients receive a full wrap around service and support, whilst ensuring they are fully involved in the designing and delivery of their intervention.

To apply for this role, you must be an experienced keyworker and/or advocate with significant experience of supporting vulnerable people (preferably women and/or in the criminal justice system). You must have experience of delivering effective casework support and advocacy to service users and will have experience of working collaboratively with external agencies at an operational level. A thorough knowledge of the impact the criminal justice system has to women is crucial and a strong knowledge of safeguarding policy, practice and procedures would be highly beneficial.

To be considered, you must be in possession of a fully enhanced DBS check, issued within the last year or registered to the online update service.

Please also note, this post is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010.

Please apply with your CV only in the first instance (in Microsoft Word format). Cover letters are not required at this stage. We are reviewing CV's on an ongoing basis so it is highly recommended to submit your application as soon as possible. As a specialist Recruitment Practice, we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Posted on: 22 July 2021
Closed date: 01 August 2021
Job ref: HQ00178982
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker