Advocacy and Participation Worker (Highland) (first)

Based in Inverness, with regional travel
35 hours per week – maternity cover, secondments will be considered
£21,858 – £28,230 per annum

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people.  Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care primarily in an individual advocacy role.  This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their voices are heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives.  The responsibilities will include providing high quality independent advocacy, children’s rights and participation opportunities for children and young people who are care experienced.  The post holder will play a role in facilitating a range of engagement opportunities, with both national and regional objectives, for collective advocacy.  The post holder will also raise awareness of Who Cares? Scotland and the range of service and opportunities on offer amongst care experienced children and young people, professionals and carers.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience.  They will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.  They will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners.  The right candidate will also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively.  They will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity.  A full driving licence is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

Closing date for applications is Friday 9th November at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28th November in Inverness.


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