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Advocate (Somerset)

Hours: 37 hours  (part time considered)

Salary: £20,097.22 –  £23,997.13

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.

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

Advocates must hold 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 the position and how you fulfil the person specification in the job description to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Your application will not be considered unless you have included your personal statement.

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

Closing date: Monday 26th March. (We will close the advert earlier if we receive suitable applications)

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.

 

Casual Worker Independent Advocates

Hours: Variable

Salary: £10 per hour

Base: Hi Point, Taunton

We are currently seeking casual worker Advocates to work in all Advocacy disciplines in Frome and Yeovil, 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.

Advocates must hold 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 the position and how you fulfil the person specification in the job description to recruitment@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Your application will not be considered unless you have included your personal statement.

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

Closing date: Monday 5th April at 12 noon

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.