Advocate RPR / IMCA / Care Act

Recruiter
Easy Web Recruitment
Location
Chelmsford
Salary
21000.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Advocate (RPR / IMCA / Care Act)

Our client supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Providing advocacy and user involvement services across England, our client is a growing organisation working with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected.

Position: Advocate (RPR / IMCA / Care Act)
Location: Home based, Essex
Job Type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 18.75 hours per week
Salary: £21,000 - £25,700 fte

Closing date: 23rd May 2017

About the role:

The Advocate will support and represent clients who are deemed to lack mental capacity in matters related to the mental capacity act and their deprivation of liberty to ensure that their interests are represented in accordance with the MCA Code of Practice and The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice, the Care Act and relevant case law.

Responsibilities:
- Advocate for clients ensuring their best interests are safeguarded by providing independent support and where necessary to support the client to get their cases to the Court of Protection in line with their relevant statutory advocacy duties.
- Build a relationship of trust with the client and help them to communicate their views, on both their care, decisions that are being made and the restrictions being placed on them, to the relevant managing authority as well as to other professionals, family members or friends as appropriate
- Request and attend any meetings that are relevant to your role, such as best interest meetings or reviews
-Ensure that you put forward any concerns in writing regarding the decision, process or that the client’s care where it does not meet their needs and to question those involved in the client’s care if it could be improved in their best interests or made less restrictive
-To write and submit reports as part of advocacy best practice and in line with the relevant legislative requirements of the role
- Maintain and build good working relationships with clients, their key worker and the relevant managing authorities, other professionals involved in their care, family members and friends being careful of professional boundaries
- Ensure all contacts with the client, and other people, are accurately recorded on MAAVIS and information and reports are provided to authorities in accordance with the code of practice
- Seek guidance and advice and make a professional judgement as to whether to seek to resolve issues concerning the deprivation of liberty firstly informally, or through the relevant Supervisory Body’s or Managing Authority’s complaints procedure, rather than through the Court of Protection
- Understand, promote and adhere to their values through your own behaviour and by inspiring / guiding others in the way they work with people
- Understand and contribute to the delivery of the team plan that is underpinned by the organisation’s business plan

About you:

- Previous experience of working with a diverse range of vulnerable people with a wide variety of communication needs
- Previous experience of working as an advocate desirable
- Previous Experience of working with people who lack capacity desirable
- Previous experience of acting as an RPR is desirable
- Previous experience of working as an IMCA is desirable
- An understanding of Mental Health is desirable
- Clear communication skills both written and verbal
- IT skills - a working knowledge of Word, Excel and using databases
- Good relationship building skills
- Strong commitment to support people to have their voice heard
- To travel to various locations as needed

You may have experience of the following: Advocate, Advocator, Vulnerable Adults, Social Worker, Healthcare, Policy, Legislation, Support Worker, Charity, Third Sector, RPR, IMCA, Care Act etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.