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Mental Health Peer Advocacy Coach – Somerset

Hours: No fixed hours.

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Base: Hi Point, Taunton

We are currently seeking a Peer Advocacy Coach who has lived experience of experiencing mental health issues.

The role will involve co-designing and co-delivering a Self-Advocacy Course for adults who have experienced mental health issues.

The Peer Advocacy Coach will help to deliver the Self Advocacy course for a 6 week period at multiple times a year at different locations across Somerset. The course would require you to work with us for 1 afternoon a week when the course is running, plus any time taken to prepare for each session.

The Peer Advocacy Coach will work with our supervising advocate to prepare all materials for the course and will also help with promoting the course.

If you are interested in helping people who have experienced similar things to yourself please get in touch.

The post is subject to 2 references including previous employer, evidence of right to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check

To apply please review the Job Description and send us your CV and a personal statement which explains why you would like to apply for the position to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

If you don’t have a CV please contact us and we can talk through the position and what your experience is.

Applicants with a BME background and people with disabilities are encouraged.

Closing date: Thursday 15th July 2021 at 9am.

Interviews will take place on the Tuesday 20th July 2021.

If you would like to know more about the role and the Self Advocacy Course please get in touch by emailing somerset@swanadvocacy.org.uk

 

Independent Advocate (Casual Worker) – Somerset

(Applicants from support workers are welcomed)

Hours: No fixed hours

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Base: Hi Point, Taunton

We are currently seeking advocates to work in all Advocacy disciplines in Somerset.

Advocates take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, pursue their interests and obtain the services they need.  They work in partnership with people and take their side, promoting social inclusion, equality and social justice.

Advocates work directly with clients both in institutional settings and the community.

Having no fixed hours means you can work which hours you would like to and can have flexibility within the role.

We are looking for candidates who have experience of supporting people with dementia, mental health diagnosis, learning disabilities or autism.

All of our advocates are trained by us in the Diploma in Independent Advocacy Qualification (City & Guilds level 3 or 4). People without this qualification will be appointed as Trainee Advocates and expected to undertake the Diploma (provided by the company training scheme) within 12 months of appointment. Additional specialist units to support delivery in line with the Care Act 2014 will be required.

The post is subject to 2 references including previous employer, evidence of right to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check

To apply please review the Job Description and Person Specification and send your CV and a personal statement which explains why you would like to apply for the position to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Applicants with a BME background and people with disabilities are encouraged.

Closing date: Monday 1st August. (We will close the advert earlier if we receive suitable applications)

Interviews will be arranged as soon as we have enough suitable candidates.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions interviews will be completed virtually via Microsoft Teams.  When making your application please state if you would need any technology support for this.

Be Heard in South Glos Peer Advocacy Coach (Casual Worker)

Base: Kingswood

Pay: £10.50 per hour

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