Current Job Vacancies
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:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
CLOSING DATE : 26th April 2018 at 5pm
These posts are subject to a criminal records check with the disclosure and barring service.
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