NYAS logoThe National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a children's charity that supports and empowers care-experienced children, young people and adults in vulnerable situations when important decisions are being made about them.

Advocate

Salary:  £21,186 - £24,940

Location:  Home based in Swansea Neath Port Talbot

Hours: 35 hours per week

NYAS are looking to recruit an Advocate to provide independent and confidential advocacy to children and young people under Local Authority care in Swansea Neath Port Talbot.

You will work with looked after children and young people to empower them to express their wishes and feelings in decisions that affect their lives to ensure that their voices are heard.

Your role is to listen to them, hear how they feel and what it is they want and support them by promoting their understanding of outcomes and options that are available to them so they can make informed decisions whilst ensuring that their legal rights are upheld and that they are treated fairly.

You will do this by:

Attending decision making meetings with the young person and ensuring that others know how the young person is feeling and what it is they want.

Providing impartial information to the young person.

Assisting the young person making a complaint.

Asking question to other professionals on behalf of the young person.

Signposting to other relevant services.

To meet the requirements of the role you must live within the Swansea Neath Port Talbot geographical area.

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Closing date: 3rd December 2023 at 23:59pm