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Individual Advocacy Worker (Eating Disorders)

36.25 hours per week (full-time).

Salary: £25,027 per annum

Location: Lothian-wide.

This post is an exciting opportunity to join CAPS’ Individual Advocacy team, which provides independent individual advocacy to adults in East Lothian or Midlothian who are experiencing a mental health issue or who are affected by their drug or alcohol use.

You will be taking the lead in a new project, specialising in the provision of independent advocacy for adults across Lothian who are experiencing an eating disorder. You will provide independent individual advocacy to people in the community across Lothian as well as those being treated in the Regional Eating Disorders Unit in St John’s Hospital. The post will also involve promotion and development of this new area of CAPS’ work.

Our role is to assist our advocacy partners to have a stronger voice and ensure their views and wishes are taken into account in the decisions that affect them. You will need excellent communication skills as well as a good understanding of the issues people with eating disorders face and a commitment to Independent Advocacy Principles & Standards.

This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the appropriate check.

There will be a 6-month probationary period attached to this post which is initially fixed term until 31 March 2024. Extension of the post thereafter will be subject to continued funding from NHS Lothian.

Closing date for applications is 13th June 2022 at 12 noon. Interview date still to be confirmed.

Download the information you will need and the application form at the links below.

Individual Advocacy Worker Person Specification

Individual Advocacy Worker Job Description

Individual Advocacy Worker Application Form

Individual Advocacy Worker Equalities Form

If you have any questions about the application process please contact catherine@capsadvocacy.org or 07971 951 502

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