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Young Person's Advocate

Scheme at Refuge

Young Person's Advocate

Scheme at Refuge

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 07 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • Competitive£ 29,943.0 per year
Job Description

Refuge, an award winning national charity,is recruiting a Young People’s Advocate in our Redbridge VAWG service, to provide a high quality personal welfare support service to young people aged 12-17 who have been affected by domestic abuse or teenage relationship abuse.

You will support young people from the point of crisis to help ensure their safety, reduce risk, enable them to access community support services and achieve their life goals. You will provide presentations and advocate on behalf of young people to partner agencies, including schools in Redbridge to recognise and respond appropriately and safely to young people affected by domestic abuse and other forms of violence and abuse.

Methodical and well-organised, you will have significant proven experience of providing direct emotional, practical and welfare support, ideally within a relevant field such as a refuge, children’s advice centre or residential setting. You will be experienced in identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors of domestic violence. With an up-to-date knowledge of relevant civil and criminal legislation, you will have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office and the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with young people affected by domestic violence.

You will be experienced in advocating in a multi-agency setting to secure positive life outcomes for your clients and to making the service a success. A Safe Lives qualification is desirable.

You will be self-sufficient, assertive and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with empathy and sensitivity to build and develop supportive relationships with young people. You will maintain professional boundaries and adhere fully to Refuge’s safeguarding policies and procedures.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.

Please visit Refuge’s website for further details and other opportunities:

Closing date: 24November 2018 Interview date: 5 December 2018

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.

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Job location

International House, 1 St Katharine's Way, St Katharine's & Wapping, London, UK