Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Cloverleaf Advocacy

We work with people who need support to speak up and have their voices heard.

Cloverleaf Advocacy is a highly successful charity providing independent advocacy to vulnerable adults, across the Yorkshire and Humberside area and has an exciting opportunity for an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate to join our team working on a part time for 22.5 hours per week on a fixed term basis initially for 6 months.

A professional, customer focused attitude is essential.   This post provides statutory advocacy services  to  the  public  in  relation to  people  who  lack capacity  as  described  in the  Mental Capacity Act 2005, its Regulations and Codes of Practice.

The key functions of the IMCA role will include:

  • Representing the person who lacks capacity to make the decision covered in the Act and subsequent regulation
  • Obtaining and evaluating information.
  • Ascertaining the person’s wishes and feelings, as far as possible, and any values or beliefs likely to influence the decision if the person had capacit
  • Ascertaining alternative courses of action, for example, looking at medical treatment decisions, different types of care arrangements or different accommodation.
  • Obtaining a further medical opinion, if n
  • Challenging the decision maker, where appropriate

The   role   will   involve   supporting   individuals   to   speak   for   themselves,   or   to   provide representation where this is not possible.

The specifics:

Post: Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Hours: 22.5 per week

Location: North and North East Lincolnshire / Home Based, although the role  will require flexible working.

Accountable to: Service Manager

Pay: £21,500 p.a. pro rata pre-qualification –  £22,000 p.a. pro rata fully qualified

Other: Fixed term (6 months in the first instance) and monthly performance review.

Training will be provided for the role. If you do not currently hold the IMCA &
National Advocacy qualification you will be required to complete this and personal
development support will be provided.

If this role interests you, please contact recruitment@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk for an application pack.

OR

Visit their website for more information –  https://www.cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk/jobs 

Closing date for applications is: 7th June 2017
Interviews will be held week commencing: 20th June 2017

 Please note: Candidates not contacted within 2 weeks of the closing should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.  ** Strictly, no agencies **

 

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk

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