Really excited to see this post being advertised in Lambeth;
HATE CRIME ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH WORKER (DISABLED PEOPLE)
21 hours per week
Salary £15,600 per annum (inclusive of Inner London Weighting) for 21 hours
DASL is an established Disabled People’s Organisation providing a range of advice, information, professional advocacy, Personal Budgets support and peer support services to disabled people, and also to older people and carers, in Lambeth.
We chair the Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership, a multi-agency group which works to increase awareness of hate crime against disabled people and to improve the support and services available to victims.
Trust for London has awarded DASL a two year grant to enable the Partnership to further develop its work. A key part of the project will be a new part-time advocacy and outreach post to work one-to-one with disabled people who experience hate crime and harassment. The advocate will be employed and managed by DASL but will work closely with all the members of the Partnership and with other key organisations and services.
We are looking for someone with experience of providing advocacy or other forms of casework / personalised support to disabled people. You must be able to work supportively and sensitively with a wide range of disabled clients but also be confident to deal effectively with the police, local authority and other agencies and to deliver talks and presentations to a variety of audiences through your outreach role.
For an application pack or to find out more about this job please contact:
David Strong, Director
DASL, 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA
Telephone: 020 7642 0040
Mobile: 07432 714680
or visit DASL’s website at http://www.disabilitylambeth.org.uk/dasl/about/e-working/ to download the application pack and forms.
Closing date: Monday 1st February 2016 (5pm)
Interviews: Week commencing 8th February (date/s to be confirmed)
DASL is an Equal Opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and particularly from disabled people. Our premises are fully accessible.