Work with us Current vacancies Relevant Person’s Paid Representative vacancy Job title: Relevant Person’s Paid Representative Job reference: 60 Contract type: Permanent Hours: Full-time – 37 hours, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Location: Home Based – working across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Salary: £20,000 - £22,438.000 per annum + Benefits (dependent on experience) Closing date: 17:00 hrs, Wednesday 3rd August 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 Paid Relevant Person’s Representative to join our Leicester City, Leicestershire & Rutland team. About you: You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable people often with profound or complex needs, including people who have a learning disability, dementia, other mental health need or acquired brain injury in all matters relating to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). In the role of Paid Representative you will be maintaining contact with relevant persons in a range of settings across Leicester City & Leicestershire, supporting them to understand the DoLS as it affects them and representing their wishes, views and feelings and advocating for their rights effectively and professionally. Our ideal candidate will have worked in advocacy, information and advice or a similar role before and have either come from a health and social care background or have a strong understanding of the sector and will have a good working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the DoLS framework. Ideally you will have excellent experience supporting and promoting the rights of people who face significant challenges in being heard and have the skills to respond proactively to and engage with people with profound or complex needs, including responding appropriately to any communication needs or possible safeguarding concerns. Strong communication skills, time management skills and the ability to keep accurate and up to date records will be required and you will need to be computer literate The person we appoint to the role will be a confident, resourceful and motivated team player, able to work well alone as well as part of a wider team, in partnership with clients and professionals, understanding and acting on client views, wishes and feelings by listening and exploring options or doing so through non-instructed work. Those in the Paid Representative role will have a commitment to protecting the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in society through effective representation and so will have a strong commitment to their own professional development, keeping up to date with relevant legislation, case law and external and internal best practice as well as a commitment to the development of the service. Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within or very close to Leicestershire or Rutland, have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport. Full job description: Relevant Person’s Paid Representative full job description 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 email@example.com or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846023.