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Working for Age UK Cheshire

Age UK Cheshire is a local independent charity with 122 staff members and more than 250 volunteers. We help over 1500 local older people every year, offering activities, events, befriending and information. It's a great place to work if you really want to make a difference in people's lives. 

Statutory Advocate

Hours – 21.75 hours per week

Salary - £13,741.65 per year

Location – Ellesmere Port 

Primary Purpose:

Age UK Cheshire leads the Cheshire Advocacy hub and has been delivering an Advocacy Service for older people across East and West Cheshire since 1999.  The Cheshire Advocacy Hub service seeks to ensure that people are able to express their views and concerns, access information and services, have their rights and responsibilities upheld and have choice and control, in so far as is possible, over decisions in their lives.

Main Duties: 

  1. To work with people to identify the advocacy issues which they wish to resolve and to agree with the client and with those involved in their care the likely outcomes of the advocacy intervention and the time-scales.
  2. To represent the views, needs and rights of clients on a formal and informal basis to others involved in their life and care.
  3. To support clients in making decisions about their future housing, health, care and daily living needs.
  4. To provide clients with accurate, up-to-date information taking due consideration of relevant legislation including the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Care Act and associated statutory guidance and Code of Practices, as well as issues such as confidentiality, data protection and client consent.
  5. To undertake training required to deliver statutory Advocacy. This will include the completion of portfolios to
    fully achieve advocacy qualifications, this may require completion in your own time. 

All relevant on the job training and support will be provided. 

The hours of work for the position are 21.75 hours per week to be worked Monday to Wednesday, 9am – 5pm. 

A full job description and application form is available below. Please be aware that you will be required to complete an application form to progress with this vacancy.

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APPLICATION FORM

Closing Date for Applications: No later than 5pm on Friday 8th March 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 21st March 2019

 

Independent Living Advisor – Ellesmere Port

Hours – 30 hours per week (Monday to Thursday)

Salary - £14,617.20 per year 

The Independent Living Service is provided for people aged 65 and over in Cheshire.  The role of Independent Living Advisor will be part of a team responsible for delivering this service and the job holder will provide information, advice and technical assistance to individuals wishing to receive a personalised budget; develop support plans; support service users to make choices about the support they require within their budget and if required arrange the care on their behalf. 

  1. To be responsible for providing detailed advice and assistance to individuals wishing to receive a personalised budget; whether paid to them as a Direct Payment or funded personally by themselves.
  2. To support individuals in developing a person-centred support plan.
  3. To support individuals to make choices about the support they require within the budget available to them
  4. To facilitate setting up the chosen care as required
  5. To help individuals set up systems to manage their direct payments, personal budgets or care package including financial procedures and contingency arrangements 

All relevant on the job training and support will be provided. 

The hours of work for the position are 30 hours per week and would normally be worked Monday to Thursday. 

A full job description and application form is available below. Please be aware that you will be required to complete an application form to progress with this vacancy. 

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APPLICATION FORM

Closing Date for Applications: No later than 5pm on Tuesday 5th March 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 14th March 2019

 

Triage Officer

Hours – 21.75 per week

Salary - £10,597.47 per year

Location – CCIL Offices, Denton Drive, Northwich 

Age UK Cheshire provides advocacy services to people in Cheshire.  This includes statutory advocacy (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and Care Act advocacy as well as associated roles. 

We are currently looking to recruit a Triage Officer to provide an efficient and effective system to support referrals and enquiries into the Advocacy team. The role also involves operating the central Cheshire advocacy hub referral point and assessing the eligibility of referrals and enquiries received into the advocacy service according to statutory and agreed criteria.

Main Duties: 

  1. To handle advocacy enquiries for all types of advocacy for all client groups and clients of all ages.
  2. To allocate case work to Age UK Cheshire or CCIL advocates as appropriate in accordance with agreed criteria and time limits required under advocacy contracts.
  3. To develop and maintain effective working relationships and referral systems, as appropriate to identified need, with a broad range of service providers both internally and externally who deliver services to clients.
  4. To liaise with out of area advocacy providers or professionals as required if advocacy is required outside of Cheshire
  5. To refer or signpost enquirers to other internal services or external services/projects as required.
  6. To provide some general administrative and clerical assistance to the Age UK Cheshire Advocacy team and advocacy partnership in liaison with Advocacy Support Officer and Senior Advocate. 

The hours of work for the position are 21.75 hours per week and these would normally be worked on a Wednesday to Friday. 

A full job description and application form is below. Please be aware that you will be required to complete an application form to progress with this vacancy.

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APPLICATION FORM

Closing Date for Applications: No later than 5pm on Friday 8th March 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st March 2019

 

How to apply for a job 

 Unless otherwise indicated, download the generic job application form, which is available as a PDF or Word document, at the bottom of this page.   Completed applications should be emailed to hr@ageukcheshire.org.uk or posted to:

HR Department
Age UK Cheshire
314 Chester Road
Hartford
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2AB
 
Applications to be received by 5pm on the closing date. 


Due to the high cost of postage and available resources, we regret we shall not be able to write personally to applicants who are not short listed and if you have not heard from us, within 2 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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