4 x Temporary Advocate Posts

37 Hours, Salary: £17,333 - £21,734

Contract Length: six months

Office Base (negotiable): Blackpool, Leyland or Accrington

As an advocate you will provide Advocacy support to clients with matters relating to Health and Social Care in a range of settings such as the community, hospital or care home. In particular working with clients that have been detained (subject to the Mental Health Act) and those that lack capacity (subject to the Mental Capacity Act). Your role will be to work in a person centred way to enable vulnerable people to have their rights upheld and voices heard.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the Advocacy role and principles and the issues faced by people accessing Health and Social Care. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. We are looking for someone that is able to display empathy and deal with conflict situations. Someone with knowledge of relevant legislation and excellent organisational skills to be able to manage a client caseload.

This is an excellent training and development opportunity for the right candidate with potential to  complete a national advocacy qualification, 5% employer contribution pension scheme and opportunities for further career development.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Benefits of working for Advocacy Focus: opportunities for gaining accredited qualifications, 5% employer contribution pension scheme and opportunities for career development.

CVs will not be accepted.

Application packs can be downloaded from our website: www.advocacyfocus.org.uk

CLOSING DATE for applications:  9am Monday 16th March 2015

Advocacy Focus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.