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Individual Advocacy Worker (maternity cover)

24 hours per week (worked over 4 days).

Starting salary: £25,027 per annum FTE. (£17,260 pro rata)

Location: East Lothian and Midlothian with occasional work in Edinburgh.

This maternity cover post is a great opportunity to join CAPS’ friendly, supportive Individual Advocacy team to provide individual advocacy to adults with mental health issues in East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS also provides advocacy to people who use drugs or alcohol in these areas.

The focus of the work is the provision of independent advocacy – making sure that people’s views and wishes are heard. You will make sure people are informed about their options and their rights and assist people with mental health issues to redress power imbalances in their lives. Advocacy is very rewarding work that makes a real difference. Full training will be provided.

This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. There will be a 4 month probationary period attached to this post. A mix of home and office working is possible.

This post is fixed term for 12 months initially to cover maternity leave and may continue thereafter subject to funding constraints.

Download everything you will need to apply from the links below.

Individual Advocacy Worker (maternity cover) Person Specification

Individual Advocacy Worker (maternity cover) Job Description

Individual Advocacy Worker (maternity cover) Application Form

Individual Advocacy Worker (maternity cover) Equalities Form

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Catherine Street on or 07971 951 502

Closing date for applications is 7 July 2022 at 12 noon. Interview date 22 July 2022.

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