Role: Advocate / Facilitator
Contract type: 1 years fixed contract
1 x Part-time post – 22.5 hours per week
Salary: £11.28 per hour (full time equivalent £22,000 per annum)
Closing date 1 February 2021
About us: SUMMIT (Tendring Mental Health Support) is an independent mental health charity with over 40 years standing, supporting people to have their voice heard whilst empowering them to communicate their needs and make informed choices. We are a small, but dynamic and a well-regarded charity, well-known for establishing new innovative projects. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and highly motivated individual to fulfil the role of an Advocate / facilitator who will provide an independent voice for vulnerable adults within our community. Our ideal candidate will have worked in advocacy or a similar role.
About you: The person we appoint to the role will be a confident, resourceful, and motivated team player, able to work alone as well as part of a wider team, in partnership with clients and professionals. You must have a commitment to protecting the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in society. Successful applicants must have the skills to respond proactively to and engage with people with complex needs. Strong communication skills, time management skills and the ability to keep accurate and up to date records and you will need to be computer literate. Applicants must have a good knowledge of the use of social media and good knowledge of local community resources. Applicants must have a good working knowledge of key legislation and an advocacy qualification (or other relevant qualification) is desirable but not essential.
We apologise in advance that if you do not hear back with us from within two weeks of the closing date then please presume that you have been unsuccessful.
How to apply: for further information, or to apply for the post, please email your CV and your Expressions of Interest to; [email protected]
Deadline for interested applicants by 1 February 2021.