DBS0416 Appropriate Adult
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Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
£21,575 - £21,968 pa
Any location within North Tyneside
We are seeking to appoint five enthusiastic and committed casual workers to complement our existing pool of staff to undertake the role of the Appropriate Adult to cover the statutory responsibility under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act. Additional will be the requirement to provide an Appropriate Adult service under the Terrorism Act 2000 should a young person under 18, or deemed a vulnerable adult, be detained on arrival to the country.
An Appropriate Adult is required to attend the police station, or designated place, to assist and support young people aged 10 to 17, or a person 18 plus who is assessed as vulnerable by the Police, during their time in Police custody when a parent or guardian is unable or unwilling to perform this role.
The service will be required 365 days a year, the shifts will cover a rota on:
Weekdays 5.30pm-11.30pm and 11.30pm - 8.30am.
Weekends and public holidays the shifts are 8.30am - 4.00pm, then 4.00pm - 11.30pm, then 11.30pm - 8.30am
There is an expectation that each Appropriate Adult will work from a rota that will include bank holidays. Full induction and training will be provided prior to commencing the role.
Criteria: we would like to hear from you if you are able to demonstrate the following:
• Experience of providing support to juveniles and/or vulnerable adults
• Demonstrate experience of providing advocacy and guidance type support in another care setting
• Able to demonstrate good written communication skills
• Must be at least 21 years of age.
• Must have access to transport to meet the requirements of the role.
The following additional knowledge would be desirable
• Knowledge of relevant parts of the criminal justice system including police procedures and the role of the appropriate adult.
If you require further information please contact Mary Thirlaway
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and an Enhanced DBS disclosure, including Barred List Check, will be required.
For information about North Tyneside Council, the benefits of working for us, and the many attractions of working and living in North Tyneside please see the council’s “About Us” pages on www.northeastjobs.org.uk.
North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and adults at risk of harm. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.
This job is closed for applications.