Sheffield Mental Health Advocacy Service has been appointed to provide the new Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA) Service in Sheffield.
We have the following vacancies:
Independent Mental Health Advocate
35 hours per week (3 posts)
Scale 6 – £22,001 – £23,473
Advocates will help qualifying patients understand the legal provisions to which they are subject under the Mental Health Act 1983 and the rights and safeguards they are entitled to. The advocacy work will also include generic advocacy work for all adult mental health service users to voice their views in respect of their care and treatment, general well being and access information and other services.
You will need at least 2 years experience of working with people with mental health needs and have a good understanding of ‘advocacy’.
If you are interested in applying for any of these posts and would like to request an application pack please contact:
Tel: 0114 271 8689
Or write to:
Sheffield Mental Health CAB & Advocacy Service, Michael Carlisle Centre, Osborne Road, Sheffield S11 9BF .
Closing date: Monday, 15 June 2009 at 9am
Interviews: Monday/Tuesday, 22/23 June 2009
Posts are funded for 3 years and are subject to an Enhanced CRB Disclosure Check and contract compliance.