STAMP Revisited © Registered Charity Number: 1048991
Post Title: Mental Health Advocate (Crisis Intervention Project)
Salary: £19,817 pro rata
Flexible from 8:30 am -
STAMP Revisited is a Registered Charity with over 20 years experience in providing
a high quality advocacy service for people affected by mental health issues across
Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-
Following a successful funding application to the Ballinger Charitable Trust an exciting opportunity has arisen for a further Mental Health Advocate to join our team.
We are seeking an organised and motivated individual with the ability to ensure our
clients are empowered and supported to express their views and concerns, access information
and services crucial to their well-
You will carry a diverse and challenging case-
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate will be experienced in general advocacy and our preference is for a person who holds or is working towards a recognised and accredited advocacy qualification such as the Certificate/Diploma in Independent Advocacy (Level 2 or 3). Applicants who hold a Graduate Level Qualification or Level 3 Qualification, in a relevant area, will also be considered. Direct experience of working with vulnerable adults and individuals with a mental health condition is an essential requirement.
You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information, and in seeking support and supervision. Strong communication skills and time management skills will also be required and you will need to be computer literate.
Experience of working within the Advocacy Code of Practice and knowledge of the Mental Health Act alongside local and national safeguarding policies and practice would be an advantage.
Because of the nature and location of the role, applicants must live within the area and have a full driver’s licence and access to their own transport.
The post is currently funded until 30 June 2018 and is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 22 June 2016.
Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 27 June 2016.