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Nottingham, Nottingham (Hybrid) 13.41 miles
£18,720 - £20,000 FTE per year
Permanent, Part-time, Up to 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Full-time
Job description

Advocate - Relevant Person’s Paid Representative

Hybrid working: with travel around Nottinghamshire

Job reference: 80

Contract type: Permanent

Full time and part time positions available: up to 37 hours, 5 days per week working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Salary: £18,720 to £20,000 FTE per annum (dependent on experience)

Benefits:

- 25 days annual leave

- Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover

- Death in service benefit

- Option to buy up to 5 days annual leave

- Discretionary shut down days at Christmas

- 1 Community Leave Day per annum

- Bike to work scheme

We have a number of Relevant Person’s Paid Representative positions in our Nottingham team working on our Advocacy contract on either a full-time or part-time basis.

The ideal candidates will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs, so experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations is essential.

You will have strong experience working with vulnerable adults who are affected by significant health and social care issues who find it difficult to speak up for themselves; and experience providing persuasive verbal and written representations.

We are looking for a confident positive team player, able to work in partnership with clients and professionals, gaining an understanding of their issues by listening, exploring options and taking action as directed by them. Our ideal candidate will have worked in advocacy, information and advice or similar role before, ideally in a health, social care or voluntary setting and will have experience of working with vulnerable adults.

You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information whilst able to work well independently and confidently on behalf of others. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.

Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the Nottingham area border

As a minimum you should have:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults
  • Experience of working with people with a range of impairments or disturbances of the mind or brain such as, but not limited to:
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Learning disability
  • Mental health
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Serious physical illness
  • Substance misuse
  • Ability to form positive boundaried working relationships with a wide range of clients with a range of communication and other needs
  • Ability to work with people who have complex needs, including challenging behaviour
  • Ability to manage a complex caseload
  • Excellent communications skills, able to communicate sensitively and empathetically
  • Good personal planning and organisational skills
  • Good IT skills
  • An effective team player
  • Flexible positive approach Willingness to travel as required by the role or POhWER.
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training and a commitment to managing your own continued professional develop through a variety of means

Ideally you will also have:

  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and other relevant legislation such as The Mental Health Act 2007, The Care Act 2014 and The Human Rights Act 1998
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Adults procedures
  • Experience of working within the voluntary and or health and social care sectors
  • Experience of working within an advocacy organisation
  • Knowledge of Health & Social Care services
  • Experience of 24hr care homes residential and nursing
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and DoLS amendments 2009
  • Knowledge of the Human Rights Act (i.e. Articles 5 & 8)
  • Knowledge of the Care Act 2014
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant case law
  • Qualifications:

o 301-304 NAQ Core Units

How to apply

We’re keen to get Advocate’s started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.

Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include what hours of work you are interested in, your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, if you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own vehicle and your notice period.

Please submit your CV and cover letter quoting reference 80.

Closing date: 8th July 2022

Interviews: TBC

For an informal discussion please contact Katrina Wand, Community Manager.

We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.

A DBS check will be required for this post.

POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

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Application Instructions

Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include what hours of work you are interested in, your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, if you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own vehicle and your notice period.

More about POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. We provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vuln... Read more

Posted on: 24 June 2022
Closing date: 24 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 80
Tags: Social Care/Development,Advocacy

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