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We have Job opportunities Closing date 26th April 2018

 

Derbyshire Mind has a long history of providing high quality, confidential, 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.

 

We have the following vacancies:  

 

Post 1: Independent Specialist Advocate, Permanent Contract, based in Chesterfield but required to travel throughout Derbyshire, £23-25,000, 37 hours per week … Read More

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.

 

Post 2: Independent Community Advocate, Permanent Contract, based in Chesterfield but required to travel throughout Derbyshire, £22-24,000, 37 hours per week … Read More

 

Providing one-to-one advocacy support to a range of vulnerable people in the community who require support to have their voice heard when important decisions are being made about their lives or to overcome issues that are impacting on their health and wellbeing. Our Community Advocates also provide statutory advocacy support to those who qualify under the Care Act 2014 therefore a sound understanding of this legislation is required.

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

 

Post 3: Volunteer Co-ordinator, Permanent Contract, based in Derby with some travel throughout Derbyshire, £23-25,000, 37 hours per week … Read More

 

Developing and co-ordinating a sustainable volunteer programme to support the delivery of our Community Advocacy Service. This will include working closely with local communities and partner organisations to develop and promote a high quality volunteering opportunity and provide ongoing support, training and supervision to volunteer advocates.

 

Any queries please email recruitment@derbyshiremind.org.uk

 

CLOSING DATE :    26th April 2018 at 5pm

These posts are subject to a criminal records check with the disclosure and barring service.

Derbyshire Mind aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer

 

Enjoying Derbyshire

We are pleased to announce that we have a new logo for Enjoying Derbyshire and our sincere thanks to Lubrizol for developing this for us. The logo is intended to represent our intention to develop a wellbeing programme of activities which will take place across the County of Derbyshire and in Derby to complement our walking programme. We look forward to sharing news of this programme and up and coming events as soon as we can so please do watch this space!

A big thank you to the Freemasons and Weleda

Thanks to the Freemasons and Weleda we have been able to do yet another run of Living Advent donations to the mental health crisis teams. The Freemason Lodge in Sheffield had collected several boxes of toiletries and dropped them off to us just before Christmas.  Weleda, as part of their Kindness at Christmas campaign, donated some products, thanks to the support of Claire Hollinghurst from Lubrizol for this involvement

Congratulations Jess

Congratulations to Jess Hutton and all who held a successful Charity Music Concert on the 18th November. They raised a staggering £2,000 to support Derbyshire Mind and SOBS – thank you to all who took part

Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) in partnership with African Adventures

Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) in partnership with African Adventures has taken a group of volunteers over to Kenya to work with children in a deprived area of Nakuru, using the power of sport to enthuse them. Volunteers also get involved in building projects to help improve facilities for the young people.

Derby Homes is one of the charities supporting Derbyshire Mind and one of their members of staff, Leon Taylor is taking part in this as a volunteer. All volunteers must raise funding for the trip, which next year is in the region of £2500. Part of the monies raised goes directly to a project in Kenya and another sum to DCCT’s wonderful Health Programmes which are delivered locally in Derbyshire.
Leon is currently auctioning off a signed England Shirt to towards the fundraising target.

A link to the online auction can be found below, along with a link to his Just Giving Page;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unique-England-signed-shirt-March-2008-18-Autographs-including-David-Beckham/263328309201?hash=item3d4f971fd1:g:yWwAAOSwdjdaDfLRb

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leon-taylor1975