Home Based – Birmingham
Job reference: 89
House: Full Time – 37 hours, 5 days per week Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Salary: £22,500 – 25,623.000 per annum, + Benefits (dependent on experience)
Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high-quality information, advice and advocacy services. POhWER is a registered charity that provides a range of services across England.
We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Independent Advocate to join our Birmingham team. The post will be home-based working across Birmingham 5 days per week.
You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable adults often with profound and multiple needs, so you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations.
Ideally, you will have an excellent working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards; strong experience working with vulnerable adults who are affected by significant health and social care issues and unable to speak up for themselves; and experience providing persuasive verbal and written representations.
This role will cover statutory services including the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Advocacy, Care Act Advocacy, NHS Complaints Advocacy and non-statutory Advocacy.
You will be a confident positive team player, able to work in partnership with clients and professionals, gaining an understanding of their issues by listening, exploring options and taking action as directed by them. Our ideal candidate will have worked in advocacy, information and advice or similar role before, ideally, in health, social care or voluntary setting and will have experience of working with vulnerable adults.
You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information whilst able to work well independently and confidently on behalf of others. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.
Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the Birmingham border.
Completed application forms will only be considered for this role. For further information or for an application form please email recruitment[at]pohwer[dot]net or call 01438 846023
Closing date: Thursday 12 September 2019
Interviews: Date to be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Abdul Raheem, Community Manager.
We apologise in advance, that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date then please presume that you have been unsuccessful.
A DBS check will be required for this post.
POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.