09/06/2016

Swindon Advocacy Movement Independent Support Vacancy

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) has a well established reputation of providing a range of advocacy services for people with learning disabilities in Swindon.

We want to create a flexible and responsive advocacy service meeting the needs of vulnerable children and adults in Swindon.

Do you have experience in any of the following areas?

Advocacy

Information and advice provision role (ideally in an education, health, social care or voluntary setting)

Experience of working with vulnerable adults or children

We need non-judgemental, compassionate people who enjoy working with others to make positive change happen.

Successful candidates will have:

  1. Understanding and experience of, and empathy with, the issues facing children and young people with SEND and their families.
  2. Excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to people from various backgrounds and with different communication needs.
  3. Understanding of the current SEND reforms.

We offer a complete package of support, supervision and training including nationally recognised qualifications.

Successful candidates must complete national Independent Supporter training.

Swindon Advocacy Movement is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of adults with care needs, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Swindon Advocacy Movement is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

The posts are for fixed-term contracts to run until 31st March 2017 with anticipated extension until 31st March 2018.

NJC Scale point 25 £21,734.

Part time post 16 hours per week.

Please email info@swindonadvocacy.org.uk for an application pack. For more information please telephone 01793 542266 and ask for Colette.

Closing date for applications is 1.00 p.m. 23th June with interviews being held on Thursday 30th June.

To download copy of the Independent Supporter job description please click here

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