Vacancy: Advocate - Fixed Term Contract


11.25 Hours
Catrine, East Ayrshire, Scotland
01/06/2017
16/06/2017

Description of Role

This is a Fixed Term Contract, intially for one year.

Job Summary

  • To assist the Regional Co-ordinator for Scotland, Service Managers and colleagues to develop the advocacy project in East Ayrshire.
  • To provide direct, independent / collective / citizen advocacy to individuals.
  • To facilitate opportunities for inclusion, empowerment, advocacy and self-determination for people using the service.
  • To ensure that the ethos of the organization and its values and beliefs are upheld at all times.

The main responsibilities of the post include:

  • To provide independent advocacy to individuals, in compliance with the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and other relevant legislation and guidelines including the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
  • To maintain and operate within professional advocacy standards in accordance with advocacy guidelines and to ensure that all individual are supported to advocate in their own right, included the safeguarding of rights related to those individuals defined as not having capacity/insight.
  • To promote the awareness of statutory rights and resources available to individuals using Circles Network support.
  • To adopt flexible, person-centred approaches to advocacy which meet the needs of each individual.
  • To actively seek and identify ways in which to engage particularly vulnerable and isolated individuals.
  • To maintain accurate and up to date records in a clear and concise manner with strict adherence to confidentiality and data protection policy.
  • To source and provide relevant information on a range of services that the individual may wish to access.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications required include:

  • A degree or equivalent.
  • An in-depth understanding of disability equality issues.
  • Direct experience of providing advocacy.
  • Experience in the field of working in a human service discipline - such as nursing, teaching, social work, care, etc.
  • Experience in and knowledge of how to deal with conflict and perceived challenging behaviour.

TO APPLY, PLEASE CONTACT CIRCLES NETWORK FOR AN APPLICATION PACK.

EMAIL RECRUITMENT@CIRCLESNETWORK.ORG.UK / TELEPHONE 01788 816 827

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