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VoiceAbility are recruiting for a full time (37.5hrs pw) advocate to join the Total Voice Sunderland team. Apply now to make a positive difference to vulnerable peoples’ lives.
VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Providing advocacy and user involvement services across England, VoiceAbility is a growing organisation working with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected.
Location: Homebased with travel around Sunderland
Job type: Full Time (FT), Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours pw
Salary: £21,000 to £25,700 per annum - Grade F
Benefits: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays; 5% employer pension & 3% employee contribution; Salary sacrifice pension scheme; Cycle to work; Employee Assistance programme; Supportive working environment fostering a good work/life balance; Support with professional development
Closing date for applications: 5th July 2019
Interviews: 11th July 2019
About the role:
Advocates support people who may be marginalised or vulnerable to speak up and be heard. Their work strengthens voices, supports human rights and changes lives. Advocacy can be vital for people who cannot speak up for themselves, or people who feel they do not have the power to do so. Advocates work in the front line delivering positive outcomes for the people they support. Advocates will support and enable service users’ understanding of their options. Advocates empower individuals to communicate their views in decision making processes, supporting them to make challenges when necessary and asking pertinent questions on the person’s behalf where they are unable to do so for themselves.
The role is homebased, with travel across the Sunderland area to care homes, hospitals and clients’ homes.
Desirable skills or experience:
If you don't already hold the Independent Advocacy Qualification, it is a requirement of the role that you complete this within 12 months of commencing employment.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced level DBS check for this role.
You may have experience of: Advocate, Vulnerable Adults, Social Worker, Healthcare, Policy, Legislation, Support Worker, Charity, Third Sector etc. Advice & Guidance.
How to apply:
Please visit our website to download an application form.
NB CV’s and postal applications will not be considered.
Should you require any reasonable adjustments to make your application form, please visit our website for our contact details.