Collective Advocacy Worker – BAME mental health
Collective Advocacy Worker – LGBT+ mental health
CAPS is looking for two Collective Advocacy workers for two new collective advocacy projects to ensure the voices of BAME people and LGBT+ people can influence mental health services in Edinburgh.
Direct experience of the issues faced by these community groups is essential and applications are welcomed by people from these communities. Each post is 16 hours a week - setting up and facilitating these projects: engaging and communicating with people from these communities. Contributing to current experience-led training and awareness raising sessions offered by CAPS through our Education as Advocacy project – LEARN, is another aspect of each of these posts.
You can read more about CAPS on our website: capsadvocacy.org
These posts will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and appropriate check.
This is an exciting new opportunity to join CAPS as we are creating a new Children and Young People’s Individual Advocacy team to provide advocacy for children and young people (5 -18 years) in the Children’s Hearings process.
Each part time worker would focus on one local authority area but provide cover and support to each other as required. Additional hours would be available when required to provide Children’s Hearings advocacy in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders as an alternative to the mainstream provision in these areas.
The focus of the work will be 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 will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for regulated work.
CAPS is looking for a new Collective Advocacy worker for two of our experience-led collective advocacy projects: Experiences of Psychosis and Much More Than a Label (Personality Disorder).
You would be working 16 hours a week facilitating these projects: engaging and communicating with people who have experience of these conditions, to take forward the views of the groups. Both projects offer experience led training through LEARN, as well as awareness raising sessions to students and community groups. You can read more on our website: capsadvocacy.org
This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and appropriate check.
CAPS is looking for a new Individual Advocacy worker to take the lead in a pilot project providing independent advocacy assistance for people who use drugs or alcohol.
You would be working 21 hours a week alongside the current adult team of Individual Advocacy workers and providing advocacy to people from Midlothian and East Lothian. Experience of the issues affecting people who use drugs or alcohol is necessary. Applications are welcomed from people who have their own lived experience.