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Helpline Referral and Information Advocate

Remote
£22,500 - £26,500 per year
Full-time
Permanent
Job description

About the role

We are looking for a new Helpline, Referral and Information Advocate to join our Contact Centre team. We are seeking applicants who have transferable skills, a willingness to learn and a desire to help those in need of support or already have an IAP City and Guilds Level 4.

About you

Desirably you will have some experience of working in advocacy, or providing welfare, supporting, or caring for Adults or young people who have support needs, ideally for those with a variety of communication needs, mental ill health, physical health issues, or barriers to accessing education and support.

You should have worked or volunteered in health, social care, welfare, support services, education or young person’s services, or advice and guidance.

How will you make a difference?

You will be responsible for ensuring the individual’s wishes, feelings, beliefs, needs, and values are met to create positive outcomes for the people you support.

You will support people to speak up for themselves and grow in confidence, equip them to understand and exercise their rights and options, and will assist them in the decision-making process relating to their care, treatment, and support.

You will work resourcefully and collaboratively with the individuals you support.  You’ll be creative in your approach to empower our clients by ensuring you meaningfully explain people’s options and rights to them.  You’ll support individuals to fully participate in decisions affecting them and will make sure they have their voices heard. 

Professional Development?

You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your professional abilities and you will make a real difference every day. Advocates are expected to be willing to gain or to already hold the level 4 Independent Advocacy Practice Qualification with disciplines suitable for the role they work in.

Benefits:  

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pro-rata 
  • 5% employer pension & 3% employee contribution 
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme 
  • Separate Life Assurance Cover 
  • Staff discount scheme including retail discounts, entertainment, holidays etc 
  • Discounted Gym Membership; Employee Assistance programme 
  • Supportive working environment fostering a good work/life balance 
  • Support with continuous professional development 

Equality and Diversity 

VoiceAbility believes in fostering an inclusive workplace which welcomes, values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and partners, treats all on a basis of equality and encourages all to meet their maximum potential. 

VoiceAbility are a Disability Confident employer, any applicant that identifies themselves as having a disability and can demonstrate that they meet all the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview. If you need to apply in a different way, please us.

How to apply 

To apply for this role please sign up for a recruitment account by on our webpage Follow the instructions to create your account, upload your CV, and complete our short application form.  

 

Closing date for applications: midnight on Friday 3 May 2024. 

Don’t forget to read the person specification so you can tell us about yourself and how your skills, abilities and experiences match the criteria outlined in the person specification. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

NB:  If you don't already hold the Independent Advocacy Practice qualification, and you are successful in your application, it is a requirement that you complete the core element within 12 months of commencing the training.  VoiceAbility will fund this train

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VoiceAbility View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 03 May 2024
Closed date: 03 May 2024 at 23:30
Tags: Admin, Advice, Information, Campaigning, Social Care/Development, Advocacy, Support Worker, Social Work, Practitioner

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