Advocate

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£21,000 to £25,700 pro rata
Posted
10 May 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Ref
00320725
Contact
Candidate Services
Sector
Community
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Advocate 

Our client supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Providing advocacy and user involvement services across England, our client is a growing organisation working with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected. 

Position: Advocate RPR x2 
Location: Liverpool (Commutable from Birkenhead, Warrington, Chester and surrounding areas) 
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time / Part Time positions available 
Hours: 22.5 hours per week (Part time- 9am – 5pm 3 days, days tbc at interview) and 37.5 hours per week (Full Time - 9am – 5pm Mon – Friday) 
Salary: £21,000 to £25,700 pro rata 

Closing date: 21st May 2018 

About the role: 

The Advocate role is concerned with strengthening voices, championing rights and changing lives of people who may be marginalised or vulnerable. Jobholders would normally report to the Service Manager or Managing Advocate and would be responsible for providing a direct service to gain positive outcomes for people along with wider impacts. 

Responsibilities: 

- Advocate for clients ensuring their best interests are safeguarded by providing independent support and where necessary to support the client to get their cases to the Court of Protection in line with their relevant statutory advocacy duties. 
- Build a relationship of trust with the client and help them to communicate their views, on both their care, decisions that are being made and the restrictions being placed on them, to the relevant managing authority as well as to other professionals, family members or friends as appropriate 
- Request and attend any meetings that are relevant to your role, such as best interest meetings or reviews 
-Ensure that you put forward any concerns in writing regarding the decision, process or that the client’s care where it does not meet their needs and to question those involved in the client’s care if it could be improved in their best interests or made less restrictive 
-To write and submit reports as part of advocacy best practice and in line with the relevant legislative requirements of the role 
- Maintain and build good working relationships with clients, their key worker and the relevant managing authorities, other professionals involved in their care, family members and friends being careful of professional boundaries 
- Ensure all contacts with the client, and other people, are accurately recorded on MAAVIS and information and reports are provided to authorities in accordance with the code of practice 
- Seek guidance and advice and make a professional judgement as to whether to seek to resolve issues concerning the deprivation of liberty firstly informally, or through the relevant Supervisory Body’s or Managing Authority’s complaints procedure, rather than through the Court of Protection 
- Understand, promote and adhere to our client’s values through own behaviour and by inspiring / guiding others in the way they work with people 
- Understand and contribute to the delivery of the team plan that is underpinned by the organisation’s business plan 

About you: 

- Previous experience of working with a diverse range of vulnerable people with a wide variety of communication needs 
- Experience of working as an advocate is desirable 
- Previous experience of working with people who lack capacity is desired 
- Previous experience of acting as an RPR or working as an IMCA is desirable 
- An understanding of Mental Health is desirable 
- Clear communication skills both written and verbal 
- IT skills – a working knowledge of Word, Excel and using databases 
- Strong commitment to support people to have their voice heard 
- To travel to various locations as needed 

You may have experience of the following: Advocate, NHS, Vulnerable Adults, IAQ, Charity, Third Sector, Social Worker, RPR, DOLS, RPR, Legislation, Policy, Support Worker, Healthcare etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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