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Relevant Persons Representative

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Reference:
0876
Organisation:
Suffolk Family Carers
Place of work:
Ipswich
Salary details:
Job term:
Part Time
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Appointment:
Fixed Term
Closing date:
27 October 2020 05:00 PM
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£6,237 pa*

10 hpw, including occasional evening and weekend working.

Fixed term until 31 March 2021, initially.

Based in Claydon.

Suffolk Family Carers is an innovative and creative charity, recognised nationally as the overall GSK Impact Award winner 2019. We work in partnership with over 100 organisations to deliver a range of services that impact positively on the lives of adult, young adult and young carers.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with knowledge of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to join us as a Relevant Person Representative (RPR). The successful applicant will have experience of representing vulnerable people with a wide range of needs, including differing communication needs. Ideally you would have been already be working as an RPR, however this is not essential.  As an RPR you will be required to maintain contact with the people you support, helping them to understand the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), how it affects them and representing their wishes and advocating for them as appropriate.

You will have working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and DoLS framework. You will have experience and success of supporting and promoting the rights of vulnerable people and be able to use effective communication for a variety of complex communication needs.

You will have excellent time management skills, be able to build effective positive relationships and the ability to engage with a variety of people. You will also have excellent IT skills with the ability to maintain accurate records.

This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, which will be carried out following acceptance of any offer made to the successful candidate.

To apply, please read the job specification before downloading and completing the application form. Your supporting statement should clearly evidence how you meet the role requirements (set out in the person specification section of the job spec).

There is flexibility around working hours as well as attractive employee benefits available to all staff. We hold staff and volunteers in high regard, listen and enable them to flourish and see their good ideas through to fruition.

Suffolk Family Carers is located on a rural business park, easily accessible from the A14 and 4 miles from Ipswich.

*£23,080 pro rata.

Interested? We would like to hear from you.

Informal enquiries to Julie Ing, Adult Services Manager, on: Julie.ing@suffolkfamilycarers.org              

Please apply via our website: www.suffolkfamilycarers.org/work-with-us

Interview date: 4 November 2020, via Microsoft Teams.

 

  



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