Purpose of role
The main duties of this role relate to paid Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) but there is also a requirement to be involved in other strands of advocacy as and when 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.
- 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.
- To work within the appropriate legislation, as well as agreed case-working standards and monitoring requirements
Please see attached the full Job Description Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.