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Date Added: Sat 17/10/2020

Independent Advocate - IMCA And Care Act

Taunton, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: 11949 - 14268

Our client works with people from all walks of life and has already supported thousands of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in local communities, helping them to have their voices heard and their choices respected by those that are making decisions about their future.
Since 1999, the company have developed a high-quality model of advocacy which ensures the most vulnerable members of the local communities have the same rights and opportunities as their fellow citizens.
They believe that everyone has the same right to be heard, be in control of making choices, and to be safe from violence and abuse.
The company’s services are free, confidential and non-judgmental.
Their approach is focused on empowering individuals in making decisions, promoting independence as much as possible.
The company is proud holders of the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark.
They are currently seeking an Advocate within the Independent Mental Capacity Act and Care Act Team to work in Somerset.
Advocates take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, pursue their interests and obtain the services they need.
Advocates work in partnership with people and take their side, promoting social inclusion, equality and social justice.
Advocates work directly with clients both in institutional settings and the community.
Advocates must hold the Diploma in Independent Advocacy Qualification (City & Guilds level 3 or 4).
People without this qualification will be appointed as Trainee Advocates and expected to undertake the Diploma (provided by the company training scheme) within 12 months of appointment.
Additional specialist units to support delivery in line with the Care Act 2014 will be required.
The post is subject to 2 references including previous employer, evidence of right to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable company, then please do not hesitate in applying with your CV, together with a covering ; Closing date is Monday 26 October 2020 at 17h00 .
However, the company reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier if a suitable applicant applies.
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams as soon as we receive suitable applications.
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