Independent Mental Health Advocate – Together UK
Annual Salary: £25,755 pro rata
Hours per week: 22.2
Together is an amazing place to work and it’s not just because we’re one of the UK’s oldest and most respected mental health charities. It’s because we put the people who use our services at the heart of everything we do – supporting and enabling them to take control of their lives and make a positive contribution to the community.
We are currently recruiting for an Independent Mental Health Advocates for our new service within St Andrew’s Healthcare. The post is based within a medium and low secure hospital for men and women with Mental illness, Learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neuropsychiatry & CAMHS.
This post is a specialist post working with the deaf patients within the hospital. You will also be working on other mental health wards with hearing patients. For this reason the requirement will be for a deaf person with an interpreter or to be trained to BSL Level 6.
1 post 22.2 Hours per week (Wednesday & Thursday’s are essential, plus 1 other day)
- Experience of working within Advocacy or a care setting and understanding of the issues involved in providing independent Advocacy.
- To provide Independent Mental Health Advocacy and generic advocacy to qualifying patients including people detained under specific sections of the Mental Health Act ’83.
- To work with individual patients to provide information, support, and representation in order to assist them in any decision-making process affecting their care, treatment, legal status or other aspects of their daily lives.
- To raise awareness of Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Advocacy and the service to other professionals, individuals, and other agencies.
- To work with groups of patients on the wards, to assist them in developing and expressing a collective point of view.
- The successful candidate should hold National Advocacy Qualification level 3 or be willing to work towards this within the first year of practice.
- A DBS is required for this post.
- To maintain detailed cases notes and accurate statistical data.
Together invests heavily in workforce development, so come be a part of this great organisation!
The Government has now made it a legal requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in CQC registered care homes, unless you have a medical exemption.
As an organisation, we support the vaccination programme and would encourage everyone to follow the government advice and to become vaccinated. In the case of our CQC registered services, which this role is part of, the new Government legislation means you will have to declare your vaccination status and only people who have received this will be considered for the role.
We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity and inclusion in our work force and we welcome applications from everyone including those with disabilities, BAME backgrounds and different ages. As an employer, we are also willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.