Multi Specialist Advocate (St Helens)

St Helens, Merseyside
£18,760 per annum
24 Jul 2018
13 Aug 2018
Multi Specialist Advocate (St Helens)
Contract Type
Part Time

n-compass are looking to recruit a Multi Specialist Advocate based in St Helens to provide independent one to one statutory and non-statutory advocacy in accordance with the agreed individualised approach and legislative requirements.

Multi Specialist Advocate

Based in St Helens

29 hours per week

£18,760 per annum pro rata (FTE £23,935)

If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the application form and key criteria form found on our website and return to our jobs email address.

Key Tasks

  • Provide Independent Mental Capacity, Independent Mental Health and Care Act Advocacy to a caseload of clients in line with the applicable legislative requirements
  • Provide short term strength based generic advocacy support to a caseload of clients in line with their instructions including; listening to /establishing clients views and wishes and the way that they wish to be supported, helping them to find and understand information relevant to their issue, exploring their options and helping them to make their own decisions
  • Undertake initial assessments of new referrals and assess risk when arranging meeting venues/home visits
  • Deliver Independent Mental Health drop in’s on mental health inpatient wards in St Helens
  • Record case activity and case notes onto the case management system
  • Keep abreast of advocacy best practice and emerging case law and legislation
  • Signpost clients to alternative sources of support as appropriate
  • Support the exit of clients from the service including gathering monitoring information
  • Support the recruitment and induction of new staff, students and volunteers as requested
  • Support and supervise students and volunteers as requested
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of professionals/organisations, including other advocacy providers
  • Promote the service and organisation in a variety of settings
  • Work towards and achieve the IAQ diploma
  • To take personal responsibility for the achievement of allocated KPIs
  • To carry out day to day administration relevant to the role
  • To provide contingency support throughout the service as required
  • To undertake such duties as may be assigned by the Senior Advocate

Personal Support

  • Attendance of regular n-compass staff team meetings.
  • Develop and attend a regular informal peer support mechanism with others throughout the organisation.
  • Attendance of regular operational meetings, supervision and annual appraisal
  • Complete a personal development plan in conjunction with your Line Manager and take responsibility for achieving its actions
  • Work within organisational policy at all times
  • Work within the organisations Safeguarding Policy, including completing safeguarding training to ensure a good understanding of safeguarding concerns, including potential abuse/neglect of adults/children and young people
  • Work within the organisations Quality and Information Governance Policy. This will include following processes in line with the ISO Quality Management System and the Information Governance Tool Kit in addition to GDPR.

If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the application form and key criteria form found on our website and return to our jobs email address.

The closing date is Monday 13th August 2018 at 12 noon. Please note interviews are to be held on Thursday 16th August. This date can be rearranged subject to candidate’s availability.

n-compass is an equal opportunities employer

Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (formally CRB)

Registered Charity Number: 1128809

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