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The First Step is an independent charity working in Knowsley, Merseyside with people affected by domestic abuse. We provide a range of services including refuge for women and children, as well as outreach and related services to victim/survivors living in the community. The First Step are seeking to recruit an Assistant Children & Young People’s Service Worker.
Children’s Workers work directly with children/young people who have been affected by domestic abuse and are currently living in refuge. The Assistant Worker will work with the Senior Worker to plan and deliver a timetable of crèche and activity groups as well as more individual support. You must have an NVQ level 3 in Working with Children& Young People or equivalent and experience of working with children & young people and planning age appropriate activities.
Hours: 16 per week days to be arranged (flexibility needed).
Salary: £7,097 (FTE £15,525) plus 6% pension contribution.
Subject to enhanced DBS checks, female applicants only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2012 Schedule 9, (Part 1).
Closing Date: 14 October 2016 at 5pm Interviews: 21st October 2016
Registered Charity No: 1054533 We do NOT accept CV’s
The application pack is available to download on our site www.thefirststep.org.uk or request via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full time 35 hours per week – £19,380 p.a.
Knowsley Disability Concern is a charitable organisation providing a range of support services to help disabled people in Knowsley live independently and enjoy equal rights and full social inclusion.
We support the Being Involved Group (BIG Group), a well-established self-advocacy group, recognised as a voice for people with a learning disability in Knowsley and offering an essential consultative role to ensure that people are involved in local decision-making and service-planning.
We have a vacancy for an experienced and innovative Self-Advocacy Coordinator to facilitate and develop the work of the BIG Group and lead the delivery associated with short-term projects.
You will have experience of supporting involvement or participation, individually or within groups, in the advocacy sector, a relevant adult social care or service setting. You will have excellent inter-personal and communication skills, a good understanding of advocacy practice and principles, and a commitment to supporting the rights, voices, and choices of adults with learning disabilities.
This is an excellent opportunity to work within an innovative and exciting user-led, self-advocacy project for adults with learning disabilities.
The post is offered as a nine month fixed term contract in the first instance, pending ongoing funding secured.
For an application pack including a detailed job description and person specification, email email@example.com quoting ref SAC0916. Alternatively download the pack on our website at www.kdc.org.uk
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 12 October 2016. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 263a Tarbock Road, Huyton, L36 0SD
Note: Applications from people with a disability are encouraged