Job title: Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Job reference: 12

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 5 day a week Monday to Friday 

Location: Home based, East Sussex

Salary: £22,500 – 25,623.000 per annum, + Benefits (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 09.00am - Monday 26th February 2018

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.

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.

About the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time IMCA to join the South Coast. The post will be home based working across East Sussex.

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. Travel expenses will only be paid once in the East Sussex area.

There are also possible volunteering opportunities available within POhWER across the whole of England, to get more information on these opportunities please visit http://www.pohwer.net/get-involved/volunteering-for-pohwer.

Full job description: IMCA_Job_Description_-_January_2017.pdf

How to apply: Fill in the application form. (Your application will only be considered if you submit a fully completed application form attached)

For an application form please email [email protected] or, if you are having difficulties downloading the application form, please call 01438 846015.

Closing date: 09.00am, Monday 26th February 2018

Interview date: Friday 2nd March 2018

For an informal discussion please call 0300 456 2370 and leave your contact details for Danny Connelly to call you back.

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 and Stonewall Diversity Champions. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.