Professional Zone

Visiting Advocate / Independent Mental Health Advocates – Aycliffe

Salary:                        £23,708.00 per annum pro rata

Responsible to:         Advocacy Co-ordinator

Hours:                        21 hours per week

Contract:                   Part-time

Coram Voice is looking to recruit an Advocate to join our new service to provide Visiting Advocacy with IMHA services at Aycliffe Secure Children’s Home in Durham.

This role will provide a regular visiting advocacy service to young people in this secure setting to support and empower them to have a say in the decisions made about their lives and their experience of living as a resident with psychiatric care.  As a visiting advocate you will also act as Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA) when necessary and support young people as qualifying patients within this role, as described under the Mental Health Act. Visiting Advocates aim to empower and inform young people to enable them to make informed choices, find effective solutions and to increase their self confidence in self-advocacy.

Outside of your regular visit to Aycliffe, you will need to respond flexibly to the needs of young people by attending meetings as required and completing follow up actions such as telephone calls, emails and completion of monitoring and records.

We are looking for candidates with a broad range of experience and backgrounds, evidence of an ability to effectively communicate with young people, a commitment to children’s rights and the ability to advocate constructively.

Candidates should have the ability to remain particularly non-judgmental at all times when delivering a service to young people within these settings and be committed to ensuring Coram Voice’s values are translated into direct service delivery.

If you have the necessary experience, attitudes and skills and a commitment to protecting the rights of young people experiencing mental health problems, we would like to hear from you. 

Please note CVs will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.   

Closing date for applications: Monday, 13th August, 2018

Interviews: Wednesday, 29th August, 2018

Warner Interviews: TBC

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All posts are subjected to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and successful candidates will not be able to work unsupervised with children or young people until the completion of this process.

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