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Self-Employed Advocate (Mental Health) - East

Rate of pay £16 - £18 per hour
Location Norwich, Attleborough
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Are you passionate about the rights of people with mental health? Are you able to challenge others on their behalf? Do you want to make a difference to their lives?

NYAS deliver mental health advocacy to vulnerable adults and young people in locked secure hospitals and community-based settings.  Due to expansion and development of the service area we are recruiting self-employed advocates.  This role is most suited to professionals with a portfolio of self-employment work and may be combined with other regional/service work on behalf of NYAS.

To be considered you must hold a relevant qualification and have experience of direct work with vulnerable adults or children and young people. You must live within the geographical area and be able to conduct regular visits to the settings within that area.

For more information, please view the Contract Delivery Specification below. 

Note for candidates - when completing the application form, it is important that you refer to the person specification within the contract delivery specification and detail how you can evidence the criteria.

NYAS operates robust safe procedures to ensure the protection of the children, young people and adults at risk we work with. To comply with NYAS’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, references and a Digital Risk Assessment.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early once we receive a high number of applications.

As an established leading rights-based charity, NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) is well positioned to ensure that children, young people, and adults across England and Wales are fully respected, represented, and supported in expressing their views and having their rights upheld.

We work with care-experienced children, young people, and adults who are often reliant on statutory services suffering the negative impact of the cuts in public expenditure. Our combination of social care and legal services places us in a unique position to ensure that they receive the services they need and that their voices are heard.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment which means NYAS welcomes applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or belief, or any other protected characteristic.

NYAS is proud to share that we are a Disability Confident Employer and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.

Work with us to help change young lives.

At NYAS we listen to what children and young people want, care about what they say, and empower them to get their voice heard. We ensure their wishes and feelings are expressed and acted upon to improve their situation and help them build a better future.

We will never stop in our efforts to influence, lobby, and campaign to bring about positive changes and ensure children's and young people's rights are upheld.

  • Every child and young person has the right to be heard.
  • Every child has a right to feel safe.
  • Every child has the right to be involved in decisions made about them.

Collaborative 

We work closely with colleagues and partners to deliver an outstanding service to the children and young people who need us.

Accountable

We are open, transparent, and accountable, taking responsibility for what we do.

Respectful

We value and respect each other and the people we work with, embracing diversity and nurturing trust.

Empowering

We listen to children and young people when they are not being heard, inform them of their rights and empower them to change their lives for the better.

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