Mental Health Family & Carer Advocate (part-time)
CAUSE is a vibrant regional charity which provides practical and emotional support to empower families, partners and friends caring for a loved one with serious mental illness. CAUSE is unique in that we are a peer-led carers’ organisation.
About this role …
The post of Mental Health Family & Carer Advocate for the Belfast area is a key addition to CAUSE’s advocacy service supporting families, parents, carers and friends of those receiving mental health services in the Belfast Trust area.
The successful applicant will be working on site at CAUSE offices in Belfast and in the community with CAUSE colleagues, Health and Social Care staff and a range of other key stakeholders to deliver and develop advocacy and support services for families and carers.
About the person…
The successful candidate will have personal experience of caring for loved one who has experienced serious mental illness. As this role involves interfacing with community and/or acute mental health service, it is likely that the successful candidate can demonstrate work experience within a social or healthcare environment. An interest in developments in mental health approaches, broader advocacy work and themes and trends in the field of mental health recovery will be an advantage.
The appointee will be a self-starter who enjoys variety in work, is prepared to work flexibly and preferably have a post-secondary level of education, and/or recognised mental health professional development courses or qualifications. This post is for 21 hours, offered for a one-year period in the first instance, with the possibility of extension, subject to ongoing funding. Salary £23,342 pro rata (per annum based on a 35-hour week).
In addition to this post, CAUSE is seeking to build a register of suitably qualified individuals who may be available for short term assignments and therefore more than one person may be appointed. Individuals will be invited to indicate their interest in short term assignments on the application form.
Application forms and further details may be downloaded from this site and returned by email [email protected] or by post at CAUSE, Unit 2 Lesley Office Park, 393 Holywood Rd, Belfast BT4 2LS.
Applications close on 4 pm, Wednesday 23rd October 2019.