Empowering people with disabilities for over 25 years

Paid Representative (2 Posts)

Paid Representative (2 Posts)

£23,398 p.a. pro rata (NJC 6 SCP 26)

Hours to be agreed

Zero Hour Contract

Home Based

The Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) Service is part of the Devon Advocacy Consortium, commissioned by Devon County Council to provide a high quality advocacy service across Devon and Torbay.

The Paid Representative’s role is to support, represent and advocate for people who have been assessed as being deprived of their liberty, in situations where there are no family or friends who can undertake this role. Paid Representatives are required to work in accordance with the MCA Code of Practice and The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A good understanding of the principles of advocacy;
  • Experience of working with people who have a range of disabilities and communication problems; and
  • A good working knowledge in areas of Safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Mental Health or other relevant speciality

Training will be provided.

Closing date: 21st August 2018, 5pm

Interview dates:  30th August 2018

Living Options Devon exists to ensure people with physical, learning and/or sensory disabilities and Deaf people with sign language can make an active and equal contribution in society.

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For more information about the post please contact Keira Dodd, SMT Administrator:

Post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3 - 4 Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PW. 

Email: keira.dodd@livingoptions.org

Tel: 01392 459222

SMS: 07958 517919

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About Us

Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.

We are happy to provide all information about Living Options Devon and its projects in alternative formats by request. Please contact us using the details above.

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There are a number of ways you can contact us:

By telephone: 01392 459222

By email: info@livingoptions.org

By SMS: 07958 517919

By post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW

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