Lancashire (Hybrid)
£22,183 - £26,511 per annum
Contract, Fixed Term until 31 July 2022 (Accrington), Full-time
Job description

Length of contract: Fixed Term until 31 July 2022 (Subject to the continuance of funding)
Salary: £22,183 - £26,511 per annum 
Hours: 37 hours 

Our Mission
We help people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, by providing high-quality advocacy.

Purpose of role

To provide specialist Statutory Advocacy to local residents across Lancashire.  To promote self-advocacy and empowerment and enable service users to make informed decisions and get their views heard in matters relating to mental health and/or care and support needs within health and social care. This will be through one to one advocacy and other models of advocacy as required. This activity will include working with people of all ages, including those with learning disabilities, people with mental health needs, people with physical and sensory impairment, older people and people that lack capacity.

Key tasks

  • To provide Independent Advocacy support as defined under the Mental Health Act (2007), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Care Act (2014), and Advocacy Standards to individuals in community, residential and hospital settings.
  • To manage a client caseload and ensure accurate case management and record keeping.
  • To provide information, support or signpost clients, to inform or empower individuals on any issues regarding their health and care.  Including mental health treatment under the amended 2007 Mental Health Act, deprivation of liberty safeguards under Mental Capacity Act and support with safeguarding under Care Act (2014).
  • To advocate for individuals within a variety of meetings relating to their care and treatment, to include ward rounds, case conferences, Care Programme Approach (CPA) meetings, mental health assessments, best interests meetings and safeguarding meetings.
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant mental capacity, mental health and community care policy, legislation, case law, and good practice.
Application Instructions

Please send us your completed Application, Privacy Policy & Equal Opportunity Monitoring Forms to be considered for this role.

Alternatively, you can post this to us at Advocacy Focus, First Floor, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6PW.

More about Advocacy Focus

 

Advocacy means supporting somebody to speak up and be listened to, ensuring their views and wishes are heard and taken serious... Read more

Posted on: 11 January 2022
Closed date: 10 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: IALANCS-JAN2022
Tags: Social Care/Development, Advocacy

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