Senior Complex Needs Advocate (D A PERP)

  • Reference: Stevenage Borough Council: Stevenage
  • Application closing date: 26 Sep 2021 00:00

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference to people’s lives?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Safety team for a No More Service Senior Complex Needs Advocate

You will play a key role in supervising high risk cases involving drugs, alcohol and offending and promoting joined up working with particular agencies to collectively bring about social change in relation to the services provided by Community Safety and improve quality of life to residents and their family

You will also need to have knowledge around the local partners known to domestic abuse support and community safety support to enhance the wellbeing needs of individual residents and service users ensuring these needs are met by obtaining help from appropriate agencies, to enable residents, occupants and service users to maintain independent living.

To actively challenge relevant issues and help remove the barriers that are found, as the service expand s.

To enhance and create initiatives aimed to strengthen the work of Community Safety and continue to expand the services. This includes creating new ideas to keep the service up to date, and putting them into practice.

To be successful in this role you will have been educated to a good standard including HND/HNC Housing, Social work, Addiction or ASB qualification or equivalent practical knowledge and experience of working previously in an area providing support and guidance

You will be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team, deal calmly and confidently with emotional situations and have the ability to understand the needs and perceptions of residents.

A full UK driving licence (with access to own vehicle) is essential.

Our benefits
We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
• Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
• Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
• Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
• A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
• 24 days holiday rising to 30 days (depending on Local Government service)
• An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
• Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
• Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
• Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
• Discounted Health and Fitness mem bership at SLL
• Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.
Application Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Anastasia Constantinides, No More Service Team Leader – 01438 242765 anastasia.constantinides@stevenage.gov.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications: 26 September 2021

For an application pack and to apply online, please visit https://www.stevenage.gov.uk/job-vacancies Please quote the correct post reference number when applying.

Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.

All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance and a value based interview.

Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click here.

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Pay: £34,728 Annually