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Independent Mental Capacity Advocate - Cardiff

South Wales

Posted 10/05/2022

£23,548 - £27,811 per year

Top Reasons to Apply
  1. The post holder will provide support to clients who lack capacity and to implement the safeguards of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 or the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  2. The successful candidate will travel efficiently and effectively within the Advocacy Support Cymru area of operation.
  3. Occasional Saturday working on a rota basis will be required.
Job Description

Are you passionate about promoting empowerment and self-determination?

Can you uphold equal opportunities, equality and diversity?

Do you have experience with supporting people to access their rights?

About Us

Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a registered charity with offices in Cardiff and Swansea. We provide Independent Mental Health and Mental Capacity Advocacy Services across most of South Wales, employing 46 employees.

About the role

Part Time Hours Per Week : 32

The post holder will provide support to clients who lack capacity and to implement the safeguards of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 or the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. They will provide non-instructed advocacy (NIA) support to people who lack capacity to make specific decisions and who have no-one else to support them. The successful candidate will travel efficiently and effectively within the Advocacy Support Cymru area of operation. Occasional Saturday working on a rota basis will be required.

About you

You will have significant experience working with vulnerable adults and/or children, either within health or social care setting, or indirectly, for example as a carer. You will understand and have experience of working effectively in an intra-agency context with Health and Social Care Professionals. Knowledge of the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate as defined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is essential.

Previous direct experience in the role would be preferred but training will be provided.

Essential Information

The salary band for the role is £23,548 to £27,811, based on a 37 hour week.

This post is for 37 hours a week and is based in our Cardiff office in St Mellons.

All successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check.

You must be able to drive and have access to a car during the working week.

The post holder is required to travel around South Wales covering Cardiff, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan, Cwm Taff and Gwent as and when needed.

Closing Date: - 5pm, 25th May 2022.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be conducted in English.

No Agencies Please.

Company Information

Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a registered charity that specialises in the provision of professional, confidential and independent advocacy for those eligible in secondary care and community mental health settings.

Our Advocates can support in relation to treatment, medication, services, rights and options and will enable you to have your say in your treatment and care.

Advocates will not give advice, offer counselling, provide mediation or befriend. They will not judge the wishes of those they support or look to seek to persuade a client into a particular course of action.

Advocates provide information to people to help them understand what options might be available, but do not decide or advise which one to take.

Key Facts
  • Head Office:

    Charterhouse 1, Links Business Park,

    Fortran Road St Mellons,

    Cardiff CF3 0LT

Location
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