We are looking for a dedicated and compassionate Advocacy Support Worker to join our team. This position is focused on providing essential support to carers who have learning disabilities.
Job title: Advocacy Support Worker – Carer Project.
Hours: 18 hours per week, working Monday to Friday.
Salary: £22, 376 Full Time Equivalent (Pro-rated actual for 18 hours £10,886).
Place of work: You will be based at CASBA’s brand new fully accessible office in Selly Oak. The role requires you to work in service users’ homes and community venues.
CASBA is an advocacy charity in the south Birmingham area. We make sure the voices of people with disabilities are heard and their rights are recognised. We empower people with disabilities to speak up for themselves or advocate on their behalf when needed.
Our team are passionate about the difference we make and are now looking for someone to join us as an Advocacy Support Worker.
What we are looking for
As an Advocacy Support Worker, you will play a crucial role in empowering and assisting carers to navigate the challenges they face, access resources, and ensure their voices are heard within the community.
Using your organisation and planning skills, you will work with carers to create and implement a timetable of speakers, workshops, and training sessions to support carers in their role. You will also provide one-on-one advocacy support to carers, assisting them in increasing their knowledge of caring and ensuring they have access to necessary information.
About the person
You will have:
- experience of working with people with learning disabilities or other vulnerable groups
- experience of supporting vulnerable people in crisis or to prevent crisis with a range of issues including finances, debt, housing, managing change, accessing rights and entitlements
- ability to work using own initiative, prioritising work, case management and time management
- ability to adapt communication depending on the needs of the person
- excellent IT skills including using Microsoft Office packages
- ability to work independently and as part of a team
As part of your professional development in the role, the successful candidate will be supported to complete their Level 2, or Level 4, Advocacy qualification as appropriate.
This is an exciting time to be joining CASBA, we have an ambitious five-year strategic plan due for publication shortly, we will move to fully accessible offices in the Autumn, we have just rebranded and have many exciting projects and partnerships on the horizon.
Citizens are at the heart of our work and CASBA is making an amazing impact in our local community. Join us to be part of it.
What we offer
We offer hybrid and flexible working, including the opportunity to work compressed hours and if required term-time only options. We also offer a generous holiday allowance (up to 30 days) Entitlement increases with service, and pension contributions.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all ethnicities and backgrounds, including people with disabilities.
We are dedicated to creating a workforce that is a true reflection of the communities we serve. If you are disabled, have the skills, and or the experience to do the job, then we would love to meet you for an interview.
Please click on the button below to go to Limelite, our recruitment partner’s, website to download the job description and complete the application form.