A Community Safety Advisor works within local communities providing life-improving advice, guidance and interventions that support people to remain safe and reduce from risks of harm such as fire, falls, crime or due to the circumstances in which the individual is living. A Community Safety Advisor will be part of a multi-agency team working in partnership with a wide range of organisations that provide support to the community. Potential organisations you could be working for may include the emergency services, NHS and/or local authorities. Community Safety Advisors work in a wide range of different environments such as; homes, education centres, public buildings and at events. A Community Safety Advisor needs to have a good understanding of the communities in which they work and be able to engage with all members of that community. Their role is to raise awareness of specific issues relevant to the community, help reduce and minimise these risks, and provide appropriate and effective interventions to address these. Interventions could include brief advice, screening, signposting, fitting risk reduction equipment, advocacy, promoting self-help and providing literature and information. It is also important that they promote equality and diversity in their role. The focus of the role will be dependent on the organisation in which the Community Safety Advisor is employed, national and local policy and priorities and the make up of the local community.
A community safety advisor works collaboratively as part of a team, whilst they may carry visits and community activities alone they will always seek support and guidance from their manager/team leader or other partner agency colleagues for decisions that need to be made.
The day to day duties and responsibilities of a Community Safety Advisor:
The Community Safety Advisor role involves various tasks and responsibilities and could include:
The Community Safety Advisor, will signpost and refer individuals to appropriate agencies as necessary in accordance to organisational procedures and processes. Whilst agencies may have different remits, the role of the Community Safety Advisor focuses on improving the lives of individuals within the community in which they work.
Employers can recruit candidates without English and Maths at Level 2 or above, however the candidate must achieve Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the End-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language. Some employers may set out additional and/or local requirements for entry.
Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Community Safety Advisor will know
Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Community Safety Advisor will be able to
|Diversity & Inclusion||Be proactive in promoting equality and diversity in the team and community they work in. Treat colleagues and community members with compassion and empathy, without bias or prejudice. Respect diversity, beliefs, culture and values.|
|Professional Integrity||Demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and trustworthiness, making sure that organisational values, moral codes and ethical standards are always upheld. Act in the best interests of the community (both individual and as a whole), seeking guidance when necessary. Has a proactive approach to collaboration with colleagues from own and other organisations by offering help, support and guidance.|
|Personal resilience and emotional intelligence||
Manage own emotions in challenging situations with members of the community, remaining calm and professional. Recognise when to seek support for own welfare.A collaborative approach is central to how they work, showing empathy and being mindful to the views/needs of others. Show empathy and compassion to others
|Personal Commitment||A high level of professionalism, reliability and dependability. Follow organisational instructions when given. Take ownership for own professional performance and continuous development. Be tenacious and focused to see projects through to completion. A proven self-starter and have an adaptable approach to meet changing work priorities|
The Apprenticeship will take typically between 12 to 18 months to complete.
Further training and qualifications could lead to career pathways within the protective services sector such as Police or Fire and Rescue Services as well as across other organisations that work within the community such as working within the Youth Justice Sector, Health and Housing.
This Apprenticeship is Level 3
This Apprenticeship Standard will be reviewed in 3 years.
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