Development Worker (Self-Advocacy)

Recruiter
VoiceAbility
Location
West Midlands Region
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Jun 2017
Expires
21 Jun 2017
Sector
Childcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Development Worker (Self-Advocacy)

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Providing advocacy and user involvement services across England, VoiceAbility is a growing organisation working with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected.

Position: Self-Advocacy Development Worker
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Job Type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Salary: GBP21,000 per annum (pro rata)

Closing date: 30th June 2017
Interview date: 10th July 2017

About the Role:

The Development Worker will be working in the Service which purpose is to support and promote the meaningful involvement and participation of people in the design, planning and review of learning disability, physical disability and sensory impairment services and mental health services and the development and review of policy across all service areas.

The Service will enable people with disabilities and long term conditions to meet together, discuss, form opinions and express shared or individual views. For people who need support to have their voice heard, the Service will help tailor opportunities for involvement to the person's individual needs. This position covers a range of activities which provide facilities, services and/or advice to staff/customers.

About You:

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an ability to help plan and deliver a range of activities, including inspections, quality checks, training and consultancy. You will also need to be able to work as part of a team and to lead on particular areas.

Additionally you must have a strong client focus, be innovative and able to develop and deliver to a high quality. You should have strong team skills, be able to communicate in a variety of ways with a wide range of people and have a collaborative approach.

Sound administrative and organisational skills are also important, as is the ability to represent the organisation externally and influence key stakeholders.

You may have experience of the following: Development Worker, Self-Advocacy, Advocate, Advocator, Vulnerable Adults, IAQ, Charity, Third Sector, Healthcare, Social Work, Volunteer Sector etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.