Derby, Derby
Contract, Temporary, 12 Months Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our highly regarded Specialist Advocacy team.

If you have a strong commitment to empowering and upholding the rights of people with a wide range of conditions, you are a people person with the ability to engage with a varied client group and you can write high quality reports and documents, you will do well in advocacy!

If you have a background or qualification in independent advocacy that’s ideal, but it’s not essential and we will provide you with all the training and support you need to learn on the job. 

Advocates work with a wide range of service users to ensure that an individual’s unique views, wishes and preferences are expressed clearly and are central to care planning and decision making. An advocate will help service users to speak up and act for themselves and will facilitate supported decision making. This can include listening and providing information and representing someone’s views by speaking on their behal

As a Paid Representative you will be working with a variety of vulnerable people, some with multiple and complex needs.  You will provide representation and support to people who are subject to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) and who do not have a family member or friend that can undertake this role.

The role involves visiting clients on a regular basis in care homes and hospitals to support them to understand and exercise their rights in relation to the authorised DOLS. 

This includes supporting people to request a review of the authorisation, access complaints procedures and/or appeal to the Court of Protection.

Derbyshire Mind is a local mental health charity focused on improving mental health and wellbeing for people across Derbyshire.  We are one of a federated network of local Mind charities across the country.  We provide a range of advocacy and community wellbeing services designed to support people with mental health problems as well as the wider population.  We are committed to developing innovative and responsive services which further promote mental health awareness and wellbeing.

Posted on: 20 January 2021
Closed date: 10 February 2021
Tags: Advocacy, Care Management

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