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JOB OPPORTUNITY – ADVOCACY WORKER (MENTAL HEALTH ACT)

To provide an independent advocacy service to East Ayrshire residents who are subject to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act.

JOB TITLE: ADVOCACY WORKER (MENTAL HEALTH ACT)

LOCATION: EAST AYRSHIRE

HOURS: 35 HOURS PER WEEK

SALARY: £21,330 P.A.

TERM: POST INITIALLY FUNDED FOR 1 YEAR

  • Do you have experience of supporting people who have been subject to the Mental Health Act?
  • Do you have an understanding of people’s rights under the Mental Health Act?
  • Could you be a voice for people subject to this legislation?

If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITES:

  • To deliver individual advocacy for people who are subject to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act.
  • To sensitively provide clear information to clients about their rights.
  • To assist clients to put their views across at reviews/CPA meetings/mental health tribunals/medical appointments.
  • To assist clients in linking with appropriate community services and resources.
  • To provide support and guidance to individuals to encourage them to advocate on their own behalf.
  • To facilitate advocacy groups within Woodland View Hospital and the community.
  • To collect regular data to evidence the outcomes of the service and provide regular reports to the Manager.
  • To participate in ongoing training as required by the organisation.
  • To retain confidentiality and follow key procedures including GDPR.

We welcome applications from people who are great listeners, clear communicators and who care about their community.

TO APPLY:
Download Application Form
Closing Date: 18th March 2022

GET IN TOUCH:
If you have any queries or problems downloading the application form or job specification, please contact:

In writing: EAAS, 20 Lindsay Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BB
By telephone: 01563 574442
By email: Julia@eaas.org.uk