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  • Childrens Panel Practice Advisor
    with Fife Children's Panel

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO86060 - Created/last updated: 15/04/2021


    About this opportunity:Fife’s Children’s Panel are looking for committed and enthusiastic people to join us as Panel Practice Advisors. This is a much-valued volunteer role and helps to ensure we deliver high quality hearings in a child centred and consistent way. Our Children’s Panel Members are trained to a very high standard to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.As a Panel Practice Advisor, you will work as part of an Area Support Team and will be responsible for interviewing and recommending Panel Members for appointment and reappointment. Our Panel Practice Advisors observe Panel Members within children's hearings, highlight best practice, assess competencies and feedback on areas where improvements can be made. In this role, you will support Panel Members by providing feedback and encouragement to ensure the strongest possible decisions are being made for infants, children and young people. In addition, you will be involved in investigating and managing concerns and complaints at a local level.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Mixture of Self led Online Trainign Modules and online facilitated training provided by the Learning Academy in initial induction. On-going training available Locally and Nationally in a mix of formats. Support network of Panel Practice Advisors Locally and Nationally. On-going Support from Area Support Team. Wellbeing support from Health Assured.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - In line with CHS Expense policy volunteers can claim mileage/ public transport expenses. Expenses are submitted via bespoke digital system to Clerk for approval and are paid monthly. Subsistence expenses can also be claimed dependent on the length of time

    Experience required:Attitudes: Enthusiastic, Committed to securing the rights of children and young people and improving their outcomes and experiences. Skills: good observation, assessment and communication skills. Effective leadership, ability to manage conflict, skills in influencing and negotiating. Full training provided to enhance skills which are transferable from/to the workplace.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Must be classed as an Adult

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsA blended approach to all aspects of the role, participation will be face to face and digital. Face to Face Hearings are held at SCRA, Albany House, Glenrothes. Face to Face Meetings are predominately held in Fife House, Glenrothes.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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