Job title: Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Job reference: 123

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Home based, London

Hours: Part time – 22.2 hours, 3 days per week, Tuesday to Thursday, 9am-5pm

Salary: £13,500.00 - £15,374.00 (Full time equivalent - 22,500.00 - £25,623.00) per annum + Benefits

Closing date: 06-06-2016

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: To provide statutory Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service to people who fall within the eligibility criteria of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) inline with the code of practice and best practice guidance and performance standards.

About you: You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable people with sometimes profound and multiple needs, so ideally you will have experience of this type of work, along with a good working knowledge of voluntary organisations.

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, and in seeking support and supervision. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.

Due to the nature of the role it will involve travel across London and therefore travel expenses will be paid within the London Boundaries (Zones 1-8)

Full job description: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy 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 recruitment@pohwer.net or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846023.