Independent Mental Capacity Advocate Vacancy Job title: Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (Full time) Job reference: 78 Contract type: On a fixed term contract to the end of March 2017 Hours: Full-time – 37 hours, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday. Location: Home Based – Birmingham/Sandwell Salary: £20,000 - £22,438.00 per annum, + Benefits (dependent on experience). Closing date: 9.00am, Friday 8th September 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 full-time IMCA to join the West Midlands team on a fixed term basis. The post will be home based although you will be expected to work across the Birmingham and Sandwell areas and report to our local 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 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. 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 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.