Bank Advocate
Rethink Mental Illness
Tooting, London
6d ago

Bank Advocate

Location : Tooting, London

Salary (pro rata) : £21,703 to £23,906

Hours per week : Bank Work (as required)

Type of engagement : Bank Worker

Permanent / Temporary : Not applicable

Closing date : Wednesday 14 November 2018

We are looking for enthusiastic people with an interest in people and experience in health and social care to join our Bank Register.

Our Advocates work in accordance with relevant legislation and statutory guidelines to provide specialist advocacy services as appropriate across a range of disciplines including, IMCA, DOLS, RPR, IMHA, Care Act and Independent Health complaints.

You will provide a range of statutory (instructed or non-instructed) support in secure units, hospitals, care settings or in the community :

  • To ensure that individual’s views are listened to and their concerns and issues are resolved as far as reasonably possible;
  • To ensure that individuals and their families know their rights and entitlements and that these are fully accessed and upheld;
  • To empower individuals and their families to make informed choices about their care and treatment and to take greater control over their lives;
  • To make sure that individuals have greater knowledge and information on which to base their decisions.
  • About You :

  • You will have experience of working in Advocacy roles and managing your own case load or be able to demonstrate transferable skills
  • You will have the ability to write clear, factually accurate information for report writing to professionals and an awareness of quality standards and the Advocacy Charter
  • You will ideally have completed the National Qualification in Independent Advocacy (Level 3)
  • You will ideally also have completed additional specialist units : IMCA (305), DoLS (310), IMHA (306) or ICAA (313)
  • Experience of working in one or more of the following specialist areas : learning disabilities; mental health / capacity;
  • older people; physical disabilities; sensory impairment; children & young people; substance misuse; health complaints.

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