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Paid Relevant Person Representative (PRPR)/Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

West Wales Region (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, and Ceredigion)

Posted 12/05/2022

£23,579.00 - £25,081.00 (starting salary, pro rata for weekly hours)

Top Reasons to Apply
  1. Purpose of the Post is to provide a Paid relevant Person’s Representative Service for individuals who are subject to Deprivation of Liberties Safeguarding.
  2. 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.
  3. To keep up to date with policy and legal changes relating to the Paid Relevant Persons Representative role.
Job Description

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

Main Tasks

  • To undertake the role of Paid Relevant Persons Representative worker as set out in the Mental Capacity Act amendment Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding.
  • To assist in the continued development of the Paid Relevant Persons Representative service across the above areas.
  • To liaise, communicate and negotiate effectively with a range of health and social care personnel and managers.
  • To undertake joint working with a range of health and social care professionals and managers.
  • To ensure health and social care professionals and managers within registered home settings have an awareness and understanding of the role of the Paid relevant Persons representative and the rights of individuals requiring Paid Relevant Persons Representative support.
  • To signpost and refer on people for issues that fall outside the scope of the Act, to receive and respond to referrals as required by the Advocacy Coordinator within 2 working days from the initial date of receipt.
  • To prioritise work to meet the needs of individuals and decision makers as necessary.
  • To identify any conflicts of interests associated with Litigation Friend and IMCA cases including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding to help ensure they are appropriately managed and where necessary inform the Advocacy Coordinator.
  • To recognise and deal with potential risks and awareness of personal safety i.e. lone worker policy.
  • To attend the Court of Protection in the role of Litigation Friend as requested by the courts (support from specialised staff available).
  • To maintain client records in compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998).
  • To ensure case notes are completed accurately and factually and entered onto the organisations Advocacy Case Management Database in a timely manner.
  • Produce high quality reports on work undertaken as required in the role of Paid Relevant Persons Representative worker.
  • To ensure all cases are closed when the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard ends on a client.
  • o ensure the requirements for internal and external monitoring and evaluation are met.
  • Where necessary, undertake and provide presentations and training sessions to staff about the Depredation of Liberty Safeguarding and the role of the Paid Relevant Persons Representative in relation to the Act.
  • To keep up to date with policy and legal changes relating to the Paid Relevant Persons Representative role.

Company Information

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

Services

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.

Recruitment

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:

  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Marital Status
  • Race
  • Colour
  • Nationality
  • Hours of Work
  • Religious Beliefs
  • Political beliefs
  • Disability
  • Age

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.

Key Facts
  • Head Office:

    Union Offices

    Quarella Road

    Bridgend

    CF31 1JW

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