Work with us Current vacancies Independent Mental Capacity Advocate Support Worker Vacancy Job title: Independent Mental Capacity Advocate Support Worker Job reference: 83 Contract type: Permanent Hours: Part-time – 22.2 hours, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday. Location: Home Based – South Coast Salary: £22,500 - £25,623.000 per annum, + Benefits pro-rata (dependent on experience) Closing date: 9.00am, Monday 3rd October 2016 About us: 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. About the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Part-time IMCA Support Worker to join the South Coast team on a Permanent basis. The post will be home based although you will be expected to work across the South Coast areas and report to our Lewes office as and when required. 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 being able to carry a caseload as an IMCA working across the different IMCA decisions and a good working knowledge of public and voluntary organisations. About you: 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. 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. The role will hold responsibility for allocating cases across Sussex to the IMCA and Relevant Person’s Paid Representative, including triaging referrals, liaising with referrers and managing and prioritising the paid representative waiting list. Our ideal candidate will have worked in advocacy, information and advice or similar role before, ideally in a 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 South Coast area; have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Full job description: Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (pdf) How to apply: Fill in the application form. (Your application will only be considered if you submit a fully completed application form attached) Once completed, please send your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846023.