Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Community Safety Advisor will be able to
- Deliver risk reduction advice and interventions in the community, that may relate to topics such as: road safety, fire prevention, fire setting, water safety and health and life-style choices.
- Providing and/or fitting risk reduction equipment such as window locks, door chains, personal alarms, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire blankets, fall prevention equipment, etc.
- Assess risks and provide appropriate advice, interventions and solutions and recognise when a situation is beyond the scope of their role and take appropriate action
- Work collaboratively with internal and external partners and agencies to make appropriate referrals
- Share relevant information and respond with courtesy, clarity and accuracy to enquiries from stakeholders and other agencies
- Work independently and proactively as part of a team; managing work, prioritising tasks, planning and leading visits, situational awareness regarding personal safety and the safety of others
- Communicate effectively with others and adapt communication media, methods and styles to suit a diverse audience(s); age, culture, language, learning needs and other disabilities
- Work alongside partner organisations or as part of a multi-disciplinary team to improve, mitigate and solve community safety issues or concerns.
- Review and evaluate the actions taken against and undertake follow up actions as necessary
- Record information accurately within agreed organisational guidelines
Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Community Safety Advisor will know
- The demographics and cultural sensitivities of the community and how this will impact on their work
- Vulnerability and societal risk factors such as: age, religion, minority ethnic groups, high areas of concentration of specific populations, cultural differences and how to identify and assess the risks.
- The procedures for implementing risk management plans such as; life-style choices, mental health, dementia, anti-social behaviour, crime and poverty and the potential risks
- The principles of fire prevention and protection. (preventi plans, hazard spotting, smoke detection. Basic fire protection principles such as fire doors, means of escape and smoke and heat detection)
- The principles and methods of property and personal protection and safety for example: security of the home, personal security inside and outside of the home
- The principles of promoting health and well-being, e.g. smoking and substance misuse, diet and obesity, mental health
- Referral points and referral processes, both internal departments, such as youth engagement and external agencies, e.g. drug and alcohol services, mental health, safeguarding, falls services and housing
- Safeguarding of both children and vulnerable adults. The relevant legislation, regulation, processes and procedures and how this impacts on your role; including Mental Capacity Act and Prevent Duty – how to recognise and act on identified radicalisation
- Different interventions to minimise risk and when they should be used such as; brief advice, screening, signposting, fitting risk reduction equipment, advocacy, promoting self-help and providing literature and information.
- The legislation, policies and procedures in relation to community safety and how this affects their role, including; Data Protection, Confidentiality, Health and Safety and Lone Working
- The procedure to follow and the checks to make when carrying out home and community visits
- Behavioural change techniques, such as brief interventions and brief advice
- Diversity and 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
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.
The Apprenticeship will take typically between 12 to 18 months to complete.
This is a level 3 apprenticeship.
Originally published on Gov.uk, this information has been re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.";