We are looking for bright, dynamic individuals who are committed to the principles of equalities and human rights to join our team.
The Advocacy Project has over 25 years’ experience in empowering individuals to know their rights and be involved in decisions that affect their lives. We have built a strong reputation advocating for people affected by the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. We have recently received additional funding to work with those navigating the Self Directed Support process and those affected by alcohol and drug misuse.
As a learning organisation, we are proud of the investment that we put into our staff and the opportunities provided to develop skills and talent within the workplace. We are now recruiting for the position of Trainee Advocacy Worker. The successful candidate will be offered a traineeship which includes a robust induction programme, and will receive work based learning and development to work towards completing the accredited Professional Practice Award in Independent Advocacy (SCQF rated level 7).
Please download the Job Description and Person Specification below to find out more about this post.
To support collective advocacy where groups of local people with learning disabilities meet together, discuss issues from their own lives and the lives of other people who have learning disabilities. Workers facilitate members’ support of each other and work with groups and members to consider and develop suggestions, solutions and demands. Ideas and issues are brought to those who control services, social policy and law to tackle the inequalities and discrimination that members face and to bring about improvements in the life experience of people with learning disabilities in Scotland.