Statutory Advocate (with Children's Advocacy)

£21,703 to £23,906 pro rota
11 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Statutory Advocate (with Children's Advocacy)

Location: Essex

Salary (pro rata): £21,703 to £23,906

Type of engagement: Full Time and Part Time roles available

Duration: Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 27 January 2019

Rethink Mental Illness deliver All Age Advocacy Services across Essex.  We are seeking experienced Statutory Advocates to join our locality teams across the county.

Our Advocates work in accordance with relevant legislation and statutory guidelines to provide specialist advocacy services as appropriate across a range of disciplines including, IMCA, DOLS, RPR, IMHA, Care Act, Independent Health complaints and children’s and young people advocacy.   You will provide a range of statutory (instructed or non-instructed) support in secure units, hospitals, care settings or in the community:

  • To ensure that individual’s views are listened to and their concerns and issues are resolved as far as reasonably possible;
  • To ensure that individuals and their families know their rights and entitlements and that these are fully accessed and upheld;
  • To empower individuals and their families to make informed choices about their care and treatment and to take greater control over their lives;
  • To make sure that individuals have greater knowledge and information on which to base their decisions;

About You:

  • Ideally you will have experience of working in Advocacy roles (with particular experience of children and young people)  and managing your own case load
  • You will have the ability to write clear, factually accurate information for report writing to professionals and an awareness of quality standards and the Advocacy Charter
  • Completed or willing to work towards the National Qualification in Independent Advocacy (Level 3)
  • Completed or willing to work towards additional specialist units: IMCA (305), DoLS (310), IMHA (306) or ICAA (313)
  • Experience of working in one or more of the following specialist areas: learning disabilities; mental health/capacity; older people; physical disabilities; sensory impairment; children & young people; substance misuse; health complaints

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual increments to top of pay scale
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 33 days annual leave including statutory/bank holiday
  • Where appropriate paid eye test plus up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses
  • Excellent career development opportunities with access to further training and advocacy qualifications

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