Independent Specialist Advocate - Derbyshire Mind

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£24,799 per annum (NJC points 19 - 22. Starting salary point 19)
37 hours per week
Office base in Chesterfield with travel throughout Derbyshire

About the role

Derbyshire Mind has a long history of providing high quality, independent advocacy services throughout Derbyshire. Our Independent Specialist and Community Advocacy teams support clients to express their views, wishes and feelings and assist them in safeguarding their rights.

Advocates work with a wide range of service users to ensure that an individual’s unique views, wishes and preferences are expressed clearly and are central to care planning and decision making. An advocate will help service users to speak up and act for themselves, and will facilitate supported decision making. This can include listening and providing information and representing someone’s views by speaking on their behalf.

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, hard-working individuals to join our Advocacy team.

Carrying a busy caseload providing one-to-one advocacy support to a range of clients in a variety of settings including care homes and hospitals throughout Derbyshire. IMHA and IMCA are statutory roles defined in the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards therefore a sound understanding of this legislation is required. A commitment to empowering and upholding the rights of people with a wide range of conditions including acute mental health problems, learning disabilities, brain injury and dementia is essential.

A qualification in independent advocacy is desirable although not essential as Derbyshire Mind is willing to support successful candidates to achieve this work based qualification.

Application packs are available for download from our website here. Alternatively, please email [email protected]

All candidates must submit the application form (no CVs accepted).

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 26th February 2020, at 5.00pm
Interviews will be held during the week beginning 9th March 2020, in Derby

These posts are subject to a criminal records check with the disclosure and barring service.  Derbyshire Mind aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer

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