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Independent Advocates – Qualified and Unqualified (fixed term until 31 March 2022)

37.5h per week
£21,600 - £22,000 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date: 30th July 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 two motivated and highly organised people to join our friendly team, to provide advocacy services to clients in York and the surrounding area on a fixed term contract up to 31st March 2022.

Your main place of work is at the York Advocacy Hub’s office 30 Clarence Street, York. However, temporary arrangements which are in place during the current pandemic mean that you will be working from home until further notice.  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 and a commitment to supporting the rights of vulnerable people.  Experience of delivering statutory advocacy and having the independent advocacy qualification are a preference but not essential as on the job training will be provided.

If you would like to arrange 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.

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