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Dual Diagnosis Advocate

1 x 22.5 hours per week (Flexible working pattern available) until 31st January 2023
Closing date: 31st January 2022
Interview date:
(If you cannot make this date and are interested in applying please contact us)

Details about the job:

York Mind has been delivering an advocacy service in York since 1997, and has built on this success with delivery of York Advocacy Hub from April 2017. York Advocacy Hub offers a single point of access for six specialist advocacy services;

  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
  • Care Act Advocacy (CAA)
  • Generic Advocacy
  • NHS Complaints Advocacy
  • Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR)

 We have a one year project looking at how mental health services and substance misuse services work together to provide support for individuals. We are looking for a motivated and highly organised person to join our friendly team, to provide specific advocacy services to clients diagnosed with mental health issues and substance abuse issues in York and the surrounding area for a one year project. This will involve drop in sessions and direct face to face work with groups and individuals who may have substance abuse issues and mental health issues.

 You will be based at home but you will be expected to undertake face to face work within hospitals, and other settings. Full PPE and risk assessment is provided.

Excellent communication and time management skills are key requirements to make this job a success and a commitment to supporting the rights of vulnerable people.  Experience of running a research project would be desirable. Experience of working with people with substance abuse is essential.

 For an application pack visit or if you need support to download an application please ring on 01904 414357.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Patricia Curran, Services Manager by email:

Your completed application form should be returned to:


Closing date: 31st January interview date to be confirmed


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