We are looking to recruit an experienced and knowledgeable LGBT+ Young People’s Advocacy Worker in West Sussex. You will join a growing, professional and passionate team who support LGBT+ or exploring children, young people and their families and challenge exclusion, prejudice and discrimination in all areas of their lives.
The Advocacy service is available to LGBT+ or exploring young people aged 11-25 with a West Sussex postcode. This service supports LGBT+ or exploring children and young people to make important decisions about their needs and ensures their wishes and feelings are expressed and acted upon to improve their situation and to help them build a better future. The service is free to use, confidential, non-judgemental, led by the young person and independent from other services and professionals.
The role of the Advocate is to help children and young people to:
- Express their views and concerns
- Explore options and make decisions
- Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them
- Defend and safeguard their rights
- Improve their access to services and information to help them make informed decisions
- Feel more empowered and in control of their life and practice self-advocacy
For full details of the role, and to download the Job Pack and Application Form, please visit: www.allsortsyouth.org.uk/about/jobs. The Job Pack provides details of where to send your Application Form (note: this should be emailed or posted to us directly).
Term: Fixed until 31st March 2022, subject to passing probation (potential for follow-on funding)
Salary: £25,481 per annum pro rata
Hours of Work: 16 hours a week
Application Close Date: Thursday 7th October at 5pm
Shortlisted Applicants Notified by Email: Monday 11th October
Interviews: Monday 25th October (may take place via Zoom)
Start Date: ASAP
Please note, you will only be contacted if you are invited for an interview