Male Advocate

Recruiter
Circles Network
Location
Fife, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Jul 2019
Closes
27 Jul 2019
Ref
1207076954
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Vickers Neal Recruitment Solutions Ltd are currently working with Circles Network at their site in Fife, Scotland.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Male Advocate (Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act applies to this position) to work 37.5 hours a week on a permanent basis

About Circles Network:

Circles Network is a UK wide voluntary organisation, renowned for building inclusive communities on the foundations of justice, advocacy, empowerment and friendships. Working with people of any age who are isolated or at risk of isolation, this organisation has ground breaking expertise in the development of Circles of Support, Independent and Collective Advocacy, Person Centred Planning and Inclusion into the mainstream of life.

The main responsibilities of the post:

* To provide independent advocacy to individuals, in compliance with the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and other relevant legislation and guidelines including the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

* To maintain and operate within professional advocacy standards in accordance with advocacy guidelines and to ensure that all individuals are supported to advocate in their own right, included the safeguarding of rights related to those individuals defined as not having capacity/insight.

* To promote the awareness of statutory rights and resources available to individuals using Circles Network support.

* To adopt flexible, person-centred approaches to advocacy which meet the needs of each individual.

* To actively seek and identify ways in which to engage particularly vulnerable and isolated individuals.

* To maintain accurate and up to date records in a clear and concise manner with strict adherence to confidentiality and data protection policy.

* To source and provide relevant information on a range of services that the individual may wish to access.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications required include:

* A degree or equivalent.

* An in-depth understanding of disability equality issues.

* Direct experience of providing advocacy.

* Experience in the field of working in a human service discipline - such as nursing, teaching, social work, care, etc.

* Experience in and knowledge of how to deal with conflict and perceived challenging behaviour.

If you have experience in ALL the above please submit your CV with a supporting covering letter at your earliest convenience. Upon application your CV will be sent to Vickers Neal Recruitment Solutions and Circles Network ONLY, we do not pass CVs to third parties,

Schedule 9, part 1 on the Equality Act 2010 is applicable to this post

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