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Independent Advocate Continuing Healthcare

15 hours per week (fixed term one year with potential to extend)
£21,600 per annum pro rata
Closing date: 13th November 2019
Interview date: 21st November 2019
(If you cannot make this date and are interested in applying please contact us)

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)

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a motivated and highly organised person to join our friendly team, to provide advocacy services particularly around helping people in York receive continuing healthcare funding. You will have have a good knowledge around the continuing healthcare framework, processes and assessments, and you will also raise awareness for people of the right to access continuing healthcare funding.

What is required by the role:

Excellent communication and time management skills are key requirements to make this job a success, as well as a commitment to supporting the rights of vulnerable people. Preferably you’ll also have some advocacy experience.

For further information please see the Personal Specification below.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jo Holloway-Green, Head of Client Services 01904 414357 or email jo.holloway-green@yorkmind.org.uk

Your completed application form should be returned to: vacancies@yorkmind.org.uk or posted to York Advocacy Hub, 30 Clarence Street, York YO31 7DE.

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