CAPS Independent Advocacy
CAPS Independent Advocacy

Charity registered in Scotland SC021772

CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation.

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Collective Advocacy worker – experience led projects

  • Part time
  • £24,657 pro-rata
  • Lothian
  • Closing 5th April 2021

CAPS is looking for a new worker to facilitate two collective advocacy projects:

– Much More Than a Label for people with experiences of personality disorder

– Experiences of Psychosis

You will facilitate both these groups to take forward their identified actions, being led by them and working to make sure their views and wishes are expressed. Both groups will offer online video sessions based on their own experiences. These are open to workers from statutory and community organisations as well as to anyone with similar experiences. The Much More Than a Label group are producing a booklet about experiences of living with a personality disorder.

Working autonomously, as part of a team of Collective Advocacy workers, you should be friendly and approachable, with the ability to form trusting relationships with the group members and colleagues.

You can find out more about CAPS on our website capsadvocacy.org

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Collective Advocacy worker (LGBTQI+ project)

  • Part time
  • £24,657 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th April 2021

CAPS is offering an exciting opportunity for someone to join us to facilitate a new collective advocacy project for people from the LGBTQI+ community with mental health experiences.

This role involves promoting the new project and encouraging people to participate, and then assisting the group to take forward the actions they identify as important to bring about changes to services and or policy. Having direct experience of the issues faced by this community group is essential.

Working autonomously, alongside other Collective Advocacy workers, you should be friendly, enthusiastic and approachable, with the ability to form trusting relationships with the group members and colleagues.

There will be a 6-month probationary period attached to this permanent post. This post will be subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate check. Currently all our staff are working from home and carrying out their work remotely.

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Peer Volunteer Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,657 pro-rata
  • Lothian
  • Closing 12th July 2021

CAPS has a new role for someone with their own lived experience of mental health issues to work with the people who volunteer with us in our collective advocacy projects.

The role includes recruiting new volunteers, matching people with relevant volunteer opportunities in CAPS and providing learning and development opportunities to enhance people’s experience of being involved in Collective Advocacy.

This post will facilitate the Peer Forum which is a new collective advocacy group for people who work or volunteer in peer roles in Edinburgh. You will assist people in the group to take forward ideas and initiatives that are important to them.

Working autonomously, as part of a team of Collective Advocacy workers, you should be friendly and approachable, with the ability to form trusting relationships with the group members, volunteers and colleagues.

There will be a 6-month probationary period attached to this permanent post. This post will be subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate check. Currently all our staff are working from home and carrying out their work remotely.

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Collective Advocacy worker – Eating Disorder project

  • Part time
  • £24,657 pro-rata
  • Lothian
  • Closing 26th July 2021

CAPS is looking for a new worker to facilitate the successful “Seen But Not Heard” collective advocacy project for people with experience of eating disorders.

You will facilitate the collective advocacy group to take forward their identified actions, being led by them and working to make sure their views and wishes are expressed. Current tasks the group are involved in are experience led research; delivering the Understanding Eating Disorders learning session via video conferencing and providing bespoke input to students at local universities to inform their future work roles in mental health services.

Working autonomously, as part of a team of Collective Advocacy workers, you should be friendly and approachable, with the ability to form trusting relationships with the group members and colleagues. Applications are welcomed from people with their own lived experience of an eating disorder.

There will be a 6-month probationary period attached to this 12 month post. This post will be subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate check. Currently all our staff are working from home and carrying out their work remotely.

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Children and Young People’s Individual Advocacy worker

  • Part time
  • £24,657 pro-rata
  • East Lothian and Midlothian with occasional work in Edinburgh and Scottish Borders
  • Closing 8th October 2021

This post is an exciting opportunity to join CAPS’ Children and Young People’s Team which provides individual advocacy to children and young people who are going through the Children’s Hearings system. CAPS is the main provider of advocacy for this issue to children and young people aged 5-18 in East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS is also the alternate provider for this work in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders, so some work in these areas will also be expected.

The focus of the work is the provision of independent advocacy to support children and young people to express their views and wishes when going through the Children’s Hearings process. Experience of working with children and young people is required as well as excellent skills in communicating with them.

This post is fixed term for 12 months and will continue thereafter subject to continued funding by Scottish Government.

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