£23,579.00 - £25,081.00 (starting salary, pro rata for weekly hours)
Title: Paid Relevant Persons Representative (PRPR)/Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) – West Wales
Contract: Fixed Term until the 31st of March 2023
Salary: £23,579.00 - £25,081.00 (starting salary, pro rata for weekly hours)
Hours: 37 Hours per Week
Pension: 9% employers pension contribution
Line manager: Advocacy Manager
Accountable to: MHM Wales Executive Board
Area: West Wales Region (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, and Ceredigion)
Purpose of Post
To provide a Paid relevant Person’s Representative Service for individuals who are subject to Deprivation of Liberties Safeguarding. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
To provide high quality, non-instructed advocacy for those assessed as lacking capacity within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act (and subsequent amendments) who are subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, ensuring an holistic approach to advocacy based on the assessment of the rights and needs of individuals
We are an independent, non-profit and non-political charity which works with people who have a mental health related issue, other voluntary organisations and statutory services to promote mental well-being. We aim to ensure there is a comprehensive range of mental health services throughout Wales.
Our objective is to support people to make long-lasting changes in the areas of their lives that are currently not working for them. We aim to provide the best support to people affected by mental health, their families and carers
Equal Opportunities and Diversity
Mental Health Matters Wales (MHM Wales) is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment, particularly within our strategic vision, working practices and employment policies.
Equally, we believe in the value and dignity of all people affected by mental health of all backgrounds, their right to self-determination and a good quality of life.
We are mindful having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to better represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by mental health. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.
As part of our commitment to the BME Mental Health Workplace Good Practice Certification Scheme (WGPCS) we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.
At MHM Wales, everyone can achieve their full potential and help reduce the stigma of Mental Health regardless of:
This just doesn’t stop with our recruitment process but extends throughout MHM Wales with our Training & Development, Supervision, and Equal Opportunities.
We work to achieve an equal working environment free from discrimination, harassment, and victimisation and have a range of policies to ensure this.