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VoiceAbility
Macclesfield 16.18 miles
£12,599 - £16,799 per year

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The Boaz Trust
Manchester 1.45 miles
£24,000 - £26,000 per year Full Time Equivalent (actual pay £19, 200- 20, 800.00)
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Macclesfield, Cheshire East 16.18 miles
£12,599 - £16,799 per year
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Do you believe everyone has a right to be heard and respected, have choice, control and freedom, and to be safe from violence, discrimination, harm, or abuse?

Do you work in Mental Health services, Advocacy or similar and are you looking for a new challenge?

If so, we have the role for you and want to hear from you today. Join the VoiceAbility Northwest team as an Advocate (Independent Mental Health Advocate) based at Soss Moss Hospital.

 Are you up for the VoiceAbility challenge to:

  • deliver the best possible quality of support
  • be the provider of choice for the services we offer
  • be the source of authority for expert insight on voice and rights
  • be the place to work or volunteer with, for anyone who shares our aims

What do you need?

Experience of Advocating for others. You may hold the Independent Mental Health Advocacy Practice qualification or equivalent. Alternatively, you may be qualified in any of the Independent Advocacy disciplines with a desire to become qualified in Independent Mental Health Advocate. If any of these apply to you, we want to hear from you.

Ability to work alone with remote support and supervision only a phone call or click away.

The role:

You will provide advocacy to people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act. Some may have a learning Disability. You will be responsible for ensuring the individuals wishes, feelings, belief's, needs, and values are considered to create positive outcomes for the individual.

You will empower and enable people residing in a secure hospital to understand their rights. You will help individuals to understand their rights and options along with the decision-making process relating to their care, treatment, and support.

You will work resourcefully and collaboratively with the individuals. Be creative in your approach to empowerment by ensuring you meaningfully explain options and rights.  Supporting the individual to fully participate in decisions affecting them you will make sure they have their voice heard.

Location Hospital Based at Soss Moss Hospital Macclesfield

Hours 21 hours per week between Monday & Friday to be arranged, usually between 9am & 5.00pm

Your Rewards Package:

Salary Range: £21,000 to £28,000 per annum.  £12,5999 - £16,799 pro rata based on 21 hours per week.Advocates start on the appropriate spine point for their advocacy qualifications with the potential to earn up to £28,000 / £16,799  subject to qualifications and performance. 

Benefits: 28 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays; 5% employer pension & 3% employee contribution; Salary sacrifice pension scheme; Separate Life Assurance Cover; Staff discount scheme including supermarkets, fashion, restaurants, cinemas, holidays and much more; Discounted Gym Membership; Employee Assistance programme.

Development: We offer a Supportive working environment with remote access to colleagues and managers, staff intranet. Staff working groups and forums. VoiceAbility foster a good work/life balance. We support Advocates in gaining the Independent Advocacy Practice Qualification with disciplines suitable for the role they work. We also offer regular support with professional development.

How to apply

Visit the VoiceAbility website using the visit website link at the top of this page. You will find a person specification & Job description along with the contact details of the hiring manager.

Equality and Diversity
VoiceAbility believes in fostering an inclusive workplace which welcomes, values, and celebrates the diversity of its staff and partners, treats all on a basis of equality and encourages all to meet their maximum potential.

Important Dates:

Closing date for applications: Midday on Friday 22nd October

Online assessment using word and email: date to be advised

Interviews: Friday 29th October via Teams 

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Posted on: 08 October 2021
Closing date: 22 October 2021
Tags: Advice, Information,Advocacy
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