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Independent Advocate (Maternity Cover)

22.5-37.5 hours per week (Flexible working pattern available) for 6 months
£22,000 Pro Rata
Closing date: 25th June 2021
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 are looking for a motivated and highly organised person to join our friendly team, to provide advocacy services to clients in York for and the surrounding area for a 6 month period. We are willing to offer the right candidate a minimum of 22.5 hours, with the opportunity to work up to full time if you wish (37.5 hours).

You will be based at home but you will be expected to undertake face to face work within care homes, hospitals, and other settings, as well as occasionally people’s own homes. Full PPE and risk assessment is provided.

Excellent communication and time management skills are key requirements to make this job a success, as well as experience of delivering statutory advocacy, having the independent advocacy qualification and a commitment to supporting the rights of vulnerable people.

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, Project Coordinator by email: patricia.curran@yorkadvocacy.org.uk. Your completed application form should be returned to: vacancies@yorkmind.org.uk

Please note we will be shortlisting and interviewing shortlisted applicants as applications come in so reserve the right to close this vacancy and appoint someone prior to the closing date.

Interview date: To be discussed with the applicant if shortlisted

Previous applicants need not apply

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