Advocacy Officer

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland
14 Jan 2022
18 Jan 2022
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
At Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, a division of our charity provides support to individuals who require an advocate covering the city and counties of Leicester.

You will provide advocacy, in line with the Care Act 2014 to, but not limited to, adults

over the age of eighteen, who have mental health problems or learning disabilities

and physical disabilities; The service will work alongside individuals who are going

through assessments, support planning, review or safeguarding processes and have

a substantial difficulty in understanding or engaging with Social Care processes and

have no appropriate person to support them. This is such a rewarding job role,

being able to help individuals be heard and listened too.

You will require or hold a relevant Advocacy Qualification or be willing to study for and obtain within 12 months of commencing employment.

A full clean driving licence and vehicle owner with business insurance is required with the occasional weekend or evening work.

If you are interested, or require any further information please contact Tara Goacher - . or visit our website for a full job description, personal specification & terms & condtions and application form

You will require :

Excellent communication skills

The ability to develop good working relationships.
Excellent communication skills with a range of people.
The ability to research information and people's rights.
Ability to stand up and challenge decisions.
Excellent English skills to understand complex policies and procedures.
Work under pressure with challenging cases
Work within professional boundaries
Good IT Skills
Administrative tasks, compile and produce reports, assessments, deliver presentations
Team player
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent listening skills with a non-judgemental approach

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: Region of GBP25,000 per annum

Base: Lansdowne House 113 Princess Road East Leicester LE2 7LA
Closing date: 03/02/2021

Interview date: 8th & 10th February 2022

Reference No. RC

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