Powys Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service
Independent Mental Health Advocate
We are looking for a person that has experience of working in mental health and is looking to support people with having a voice in their care and treatment. We will provide training in advocacy with a recognised qualification.
Responsible to: Senior IMHA Advocate, who is responsible to the Director of Services
Working with: Staff and clients of Powys IMHA Service
Location: Home base – Powys
Hours of Work: This post is 22.5 hours per week
Area of work: Primarily in Bronllys and Brecon Hospital but required to work throughout the County to provide cover when required
Aims of the post: To work as a statutory Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) in line with the definition of the role under the Mental Health Act 2005
Remuneration: The starting salary for the post is £21850 pro rata per annum, moving to £23150 when the Diploma in Independent Advocacy is achieved. We will contribute, once probation period has been completed, the equivalent of 3% of the salary towards the Government Pension Scheme. Travel expenses and subsistence will be paid in line with our agreed rates.
Hours: The working week is 37 hours pro rata (excluding lunch hour). Overtime is not payable but time off in lieu may be taken at a mutually convenient time. Very occasional evening and weekend work may be necessary
Annual Leave: Holiday entitlement is 37 days per annum pro rata, inclusive of all Bank Holidays.
There will be a probation period of 3 months commencing from the first day of employment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
Independent Mental Health Advocate - Main duties:
To work as an Independent Mental Health Advocate in Powys. Work will be carried out from a variety of locations as identified by the Senior (IMHA) Advocate. This will include:
- Providing an advocacy service, which is free, independent and confidential.
- Ensuring service users are aware of their rights under the Mental Health Act.
- Providing representation for clients in a wide variety of settings.
- Supporting clients who wish to represent their own interests.
- Collecting data and relevant information for the monitoring of the service.
- Providing balanced information about relevant issues.
The duties outlined above serve as a guide to the major responsibilities of the post. They may need to be reviewed during the lifetime of the post. Any changes will be in consultation with the post holder.
Please contact us for an application form, unaccompanied CV’s will not be accepted.
Email: admin(at)cadmhas.co.uk or call 01745 813 999 and ask for Diana.