Child Protection & Community Associate Advocate
Contract : Freelance
Salary: £16 per professional hour, £8 travel and 40p per mile fuel
Location: Home based
Coram Voice exists to enable and equip children and young people to hold the system to account, to challenge and support it to do its job properly and to uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives.
Coram Voice holds the advocacy contract for Norfolk County Council and is looking for an Associate Advocate to add capacity as needed from time to time to the advocacywork undertaken by its established Norfolk team.The service provides advocacy to children and young people who are looked after and leaving care and also to those who are involved in child protection procedures.
Advocates will be required to support children and young people in a range of settings and locations within and outside the Norfolk County borders. Applicants will therefore need to work with a degree of flexibility to accommodate short notice referrals and changing circumstances which occur in children’s lives.
Coram Voice is looking for a wide variety of people to take on our roles, however we would particularly welcome applications from care leavers or individuals with experience of being ‘looked after’ by the state. We are also actively encouraging applicants from Asian, African and Caribbean backgrounds to join our team. We recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and young people we help.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 23:59, Wednesday 21st April 2021
Interviews: W/C 3rd/10th May 2021
Warner Interview: TBC
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All posts are subjected to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and successful candidates will not be able to work unsupervised with children and young people until the completion of this process.