Northampton, Northamptonshire
£22,500.00 - £25,623.00 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Independent Mental Health Advocate

Office based: - St Andrews, Northampton

Job reference: 10

Permanent contract

1 x Full time post – 37 hours, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday between


Salary - £22,500 to £25,623.00 per annum + Benefits (dependent on experience)


1 x Part time – 29.6 hours, 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday between

9am - 5pm

Salary – £18,000 - £20,498.00 per annum (full time equivalent £22,500 to £25,623.00) + Benefits (dependent on experience)


Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high quality information, advice and advocacy services. POhWER is a registered charity that provides a range of services across England.


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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for one full time and one part time Independent Mental Health Advocate to work on our contract based at St Andrews in Northampton.


Based on site in St Andrews, you will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable people with sometimes profound and multiple needs, so ideally you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of voluntary organisations. You will be supporting patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act, providing both Independent Mental Health Advocacy and Independent advocacy.


You will be 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 adults with Mental Health needs.


You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information, and in seeking support and supervision. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.

For further details, please refer to the full job description. 


Completed application forms will only be considered for this role.


Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 18th February 2020

Interviews: Thursday 27th & Friday 28th February 2020


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.

Refreshed on: 11 February 2020
Closed date: 18 February 2020
Job ref: 10
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker

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