Visiting Advocate / Independent Mental Health Advocates – Kyloe, Morpeth

Location Northumberland /Tyne and Wear
Contract type Permanent
Closing date Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Salary £23,708.00 per annum pro rata
Job Categories Advocacy 
Visiting Advocate / Independent Mental Health Advocates – Kyloe, Morpeth

Coram Voice is looking to recruit an Advocate to join our new service to provide Visiting Advocacy with IMHA services at a Kyloe House National Secure Children’s Home in Morepeth and an existing service to provide Visiting Advocacy services at a child and adolescent mental health hospital in Northumberland /Tyne and Wear.

This role will provide a regular visiting advocacy service to young people in this secure setting to support and empower them to have a say in the decisions made about their lives and their experience of living as a resident with psychiatric care.  As a visiting advocate you will also act as Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA) when necessary and support young people as qualifying patients within this role, as described under the Mental Health Act. Visiting Advocates aim to empower and inform young people to enable them to make informed choices, find effective solutions and to increase their self confidence in self-advocacy.

We require an advocate to join our new service to provide Visiting Advocacy with IMHA services at a Kyloe House National Secure Children’s Home in Morpeth and an existing service to provide Visiting Advocacy services at a child and adolescent mental health hospital in Northumberland /Tyne and Wear. This is a 20 hours per week contract (12 hrs. per week in Kyloe Secure Children’s Home, Morpeth and 8 hrs. per week in Newcastle Hospital, Ferndene).

You will be expected to visit on a regular basis (subject to contract stipulations).  Outside of your visits, you will need to respond flexibly to the needs of young people by attending meetings as required and completing follow up actions such as telephone calls, emails and completion of monitoring and records.

We are looking for candidates with a broad range of experience and backgrounds, evidence of an ability to effectively communicate with young people, a commitment to children’s rights and the ability to advocate constructively.

Candidates should have the ability to remain particularly non-judgmental at all times when delivering a service to young people within these settings and be committed to ensuring Coram Voice’s values are translated into direct service delivery

If you have the necessary experience, attitudes and skills and a commitment to protecting the rights of young people experiencing mental health problems, we would like to hear from you. 

Please note CV's will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.   

  • Closing date for applications: 13:00. Wednesday 22nd November, 2017
  • Interviews: Tuesday 28th November, 2017 (Newcastle)
  • Warner Interviews: TBC

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