Vacancy Detail

Modern Slavery Safehouse Advocate

Role:                Modern Slavery Safehouse Advocate

Based:             West Midlands

Rate:                £22,308 - £25,635.11 (Dependent on experience)

Start Date:       ASAP

Duration:          Permanent

Hours:              Full Time 37.5 hours Monday - Friday

Our client, a specialist Domestic Violence charity based in the Black Country is looking to recruit a Modern Slavery Safehouse Advocate to support potential victims of modern slavery, international human trafficking (male and female victims including their children) by providing access to a range of specialist services to meet their physical, psychological and social recovery. The advocate will support clients to access their ECAT entitlements (European Convention on Action Against Trafficking)

Synopsis of duties:

· Deliver an effective system of regular contact, care, emotional and practical support to victims of national and international human trafficking/modern slavery, promoting confidence, independence, safety and security, to reduce the risk of being re-trafficked, whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

· Carry out effective and accurate preliminary risk assessments with potential victims referred into the service within KPI timescales, addressing and responding to any immediate safeguarding needs.

· Provide initial subsistence and a welcome pack to new clients and ensure that a full risk assessment, needs based assessment, history of abuse, health information, Safehouse induction and an initial journey plan is completed within KPI timescales.

· Refer and support clients to access relevant services, attend relevant multi-agency meetings and work closely with other services to create the best outcomes for victims, including domestic abuse support services, substance misuse services, health services and mental health and wellbeing services (this list is not exhaustive).

· Advocate for clients awaiting their conclusive grounds decision from the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), ensuring that they are aware of the process and their options.

· Provide one-to-one information and support to clients on a range of rights to meet victim entitlements under Article 12 of The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking of Human Beings (ECAT).

· Address the complex and multiple needs of clients (and their children) who are victims of forced labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, criminal exploitation and any other forms of exploitation as stated in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, considering any language and cultural barriers that they may face.

Essential Requirements:

· Educated to ‘A’ level/ Level 3 or equivalent, may consider level 2 if matched with a good level of experience

· GCSEs English and Mathematics – Grade C or above

· Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children, acknowledging safeguarding concerns and responding appropriately.

· Experience of working within a supportive setting for vulnerable people, homelessness/destitution.

· Experience of building and maintaining partnerships with other agencies.

· Experience of working in a professional environment.

· Full UK Driving Licence with own vehicle

Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.

Location: West Midlands | Salary: 22308.00 - 25635.11 per | Job type: Permanent | Posted: 17/06/2024