DAD Vacancies

 

DAD Personal Assistant (EH - A2W)

Job Type: DAD

DAD are looking for Personal Assistant to support DAD employees, with mainly administration tasks, at Enterprise House.

The purpose of the post is to deliver high quality personal assistance service to a number of disabled people who work and are supported at Darlington Association on Disability based on set rota of tasks and work.  Each employee who will be supported, will direct their personal assistant in the tasks that need completing on a daily basis, based on individual needs.

Some duties may include:

  • Support disabled employee to fulfil their job role through providing personal assistance as required.
  • Provide personal assistance and support to people who we are supporting within project.
  • To undertake administration tasks as required. This will include note taking, filing, updating calendars, completing forms and paperwork, arranging appointments, database, and other systems.
  • Support with practical tasks, such as preparation of lunch and drinks throughout the day and support with mobility needs.

Grade:                          £9.50 per hour

Holiday entitlement:      25 days pro rata (additional day per year after 3 years service up to 30 days)

Hours:                          Full time/part time (please state on your application the number of hours you would prefer to work)                            

Mileage:                       Mileage allowance payable for mileage undertaken during work.

Benefits                       Company pension, Employee Assistance Programme, generous sick pay

The successful applicant will need to have a reasonable level of literacy and numeracy, experience of using Microsoft office and other systems, updating records, working within a team environment and working independently.  Skills required:  Ability to work accurately and follow instructions, proven ability to plan, prioritise and organise own work, to ensure tasks are completed; Ability to use information technology including email, Microsoft word, telephone, internet; Ability to work flexibly across a range of tasks; Ability to maintain confidentiality; Ability to manage competing demands.  Some employees may require assistance to travel to appointments etc so a driver with a clean driving licence would be preferable.

 

Apply online for DAD Personal Assistant (EH - A2W)


Disability Access and Information Officer

Job Type: DAD

DAD are looking to recruit a Disability Access and Information Officer to raise awareness and understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people when accessing the community, goods, services, and information and advice and influence change to improve access for disabled people. 

Grade/Salary:                       £19,484 to £20,420 depending on experience

Hours:                                  30 hours per week

Holidays:                              25 days per annum pro rata (increasing by one day after 3 years service to 30 days) plus bank holidays

Other:                                    Employee Assistance Programme, Sickness Scheme, Company Pension

Objective of the Post:          To raise awareness and understanding of the barriers faced by disabled people when accessing the community, goods, services, and information and advice and influence change to improve access for disabled people. 

The post would involve working with planners, developers, and decision makers to ensure developments / changes to physical environment are as accessible as possible for disabled people; other organisations and agencies to ensure that disabled people have equal access to information, advice, and support.  It would also include supporting disabled people to challenge decisions that affect their ability to access the community, goods, services, and information and advice, and working with the Towns Fund team at Darlington Borough Council on all relevant projects.

We are looking for someone with experience in working with and supporting disabled people to achieve personal goals, and has the knowledge of the Social Model of Disability and principles of equal opportunities.  Excellent communication skills on an individual and group basis and the ability to relate to a wide cross section of people is essential.

The following qualifications would be preferable: relevant qualification in a building discipline, rights-based qualification, and training qualifications as well as experience of design or audit of accessible environments.

Apply online for Disability Access and Information Officer


Independent Advocate

Job Type: DAD

DAD (Centre for Independent Living) is seeking to recruit an Independent Advocate who is passionate about advocacy and upholding and safeguarding the rights of people we support. 

All candidates must be committed to the values of equality, empowerment and supporting people to have their voice heard when decisions are being made about their lives.  If you think you have the right experience, values, drive and enthusiasm needed for this role, and in turn DAD will provide a team environment, with excellent support and conditions.

Experience and qualifications in advocacy is preferred. 

Salary: £11.38 – £12.71 per hour depending on Qualifications and Experience

Please note: The  Higher pay scales will be awarded to successful applicants who are in possession of a Diploma in advocacy including  IMCA and IMHA units. The starting rate will be based on existing advocacy experience and any advocacy qualification already achieved.

Hours: Full time/part time hours available

Location: Based at the offices of Darlington Association on Disability (travel is expected across the Borough of Darlington, Tees Valley and regular travel to other areas in the North East.) Home working is also  expected during COVID restrictions and will be considered as part of your role outside of restrictions.

Holidays: 25 days per annum (pro rata if less than 37.5), Bank Holidays, entitlement increases with length of service up to a maximum of 30 days plus bank holidays.

Travel: A travel allowance is payable for travel in connection with the post

Other: A competitive sick scheme is available after the necessary qualifying period. Employee Assistance Scheme

Please note:  Due to the nature of the role, all applicants should be fully vaccinated for Covid (ie double vaccinated and booster)

 

To provide a range of types of advocacy support (subject to current training), including:

  • Relevant Person’s Representative, for people who are subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy, for people subject to the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Care Act Advocacy
  • Independent Mental Capacity Act advocacy.
  • General advocacy
  • Specialist mental health advocacy
  • Self advocacy facilitation

The role will involve supporting people to speak for themselves, to be fully involved in the decisions and processes that affect their lives, to obtain information and to understand their options and rights.  The role will also involve non instructed advocacy for people who are not able to give their views.

* All advocates will be expected to complete National Advocacy Qualifications which will be funded by DAD and completed within agreed timescales, some home study is expected. Where an advocate is not in possession of the Diploma in advocacy the lower rate will apply.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications.

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

Apply online for Independent Advocate


Trainee Advocate

Job Type: DAD

DAD (Centre for Independent Living) is seeking to recruit an Trainee Advocate who is passionate about advocacy and upholding and safeguarding the rights of people we support. 

The role will involve supporting people to speak for themselves, to be fully involved in the decisions and processes that affect their lives, to obtain information and to understand their options and rights.  

This training post would provide an incredible opportunity for the right candidate and would include fully funded training to achieve a level 4 diploma National Advocacy Qualification and completed within agreed timescales, some home study is expected. As qualifications are achieved and experience gained, salary will increase accordingly to £12.71 per hour.

All candidates must show they value equality, empowerment and supporting people to have their voice heard when decisions are being made about their lives.  If you think you have the right experience, values, drive and enthusiasm needed for this role, and in turn DAD will provide a team environment, with excellent support and conditions.

Salary: £10.50 - £11.38 per hour depending on Qualifications and Experience

Please note: The  Higher pay scales will be awarded to successful applicants who are in possession of a Diploma in advocacy/experience in advocacy. The starting rate will be based on any existing advocacy experience and/or advocacy qualification already achieved.

Hours: Full time/part time hours available

Location: Based at the offices of Darlington Association on Disability (travel is expected across the Borough of Darlington, Tees Valley and regular travel to other areas in the North East.) 

Holidays: 25 days per annum (pro rata if less than 37.5), Bank Holidays, entitlement increases with length of service up to a maximum of 30 days plus bank holidays.

Travel: A travel allowance is payable for travel in connection with the post

Other: A competitive sick scheme is available after the necessary qualifying period. Employee Assistance Scheme

Please note:  Due to the nature of the role, all applicants should be fully vaccinated for Covid (ie double vaccinated and booster)

You will be trained to provide a range of types of advocacy support (subject to current training), including:

  • Relevant Person’s Representative, for people who are subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy, for people subject to the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Care Act Advocacy
  • Independent Mental Capacity Act advocacy.
  • General advocacy
  • Specialist mental health advocacy
  • Self advocacy facilitation

We reserve the right to close the vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications.

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

Apply online for Trainee Advocate


 
 

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