18 hours per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Salary Grade AP4: £25,778 – £28,533 per annum FTE
Starting salary £12,800 pro rata.
Location: East Lothian and Midlothian with occasional work in Edinburgh
This is a great opportunity to join CAPS’ friendly, supportive Individual Advocacy team to provide Individual Advocacy to adults in East Lothian and Midlothian who are experiencing mental health issues. This service sits alongside our adult service of Individual Advocacy for people who are affected by drugs or alcohol, and our new area of work providing individual advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community in Midlothian.
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 who have mental health issues to redress power imbalances in their lives and in their interactions with services. Individual 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. This post is fixed term for 12 months initially and will continue thereafter subject to funding. There will be a 4 month probationary period attached to this post. A mix of home and office working is possible but face to face working will be required.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 16th November 2023 at 12 noon. Interview date tbc.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Judith Stirling on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 273 5116.
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