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COMMUNITY ADVOCATE
Solent Mind
  • Salary No financial remuneration as a voluntary role although legitimate travel expenses may be claimed
  • Location Hampshire
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Social Care/Development , Advocacy
  • Sectors Mental Health
  • Job Reference : VCAAug19

Job Description

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting people living with mental health to access their Community Mental Health Team and to attend appointments regarding their mental health.
  • Lone working and working one to one with service users.
  • Writing letters, attending meetings, investigating rights and choices alongside service users and empowering them to feel confidence in themselves.
  • Accurate record keeping of any meetings and interactions with service users.
  • Recognising safeguarding concerns and passing these along to leaders.

What’s In It For You?

  • You will be supported by the Solent Mind Advocacy team to carry out your role and have access to specified training and ongoing supervision with the Volunteer Co-Ordinator.
  • You will have an opportunity to give back to a vulnerable community and support one of the UK’s leading mental health charities.
  • You will be given opportunities to gain understanding and empathy about mental health.

Why We Want You:

We want you to empower vulnerable people and to use your experience or understanding of living with mental health to help service users feel listened to. Although Solent Mind is based in Southampton our Community Advocacy Project covers the whole scope of Hampshire so we are looking for people who are based in North Hampshire and the New Forest to help us cover those further areas.

Additional Notes:

Training will be provided, including Introduction to Solent Mind, Mental Health Awareness and Understanding Advocacy. As you will be working with vulnerable people this role is subject to DBS checks and references.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE,

PLEASE SEE OUR 'GET INVOLVED' PAGE ON THE SOLENT MIND WEBSITE

CV’s will not be accepted nor do we accept applications from recruitment agencies

Posts may be subject to a relevant DBS check

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all the communities in which we work.

Appointments are made on merit.

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