Join our small, dedicated team working to support people in the care system to have their voices heard.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in health and social care, ensuring that clients’ rights are protected, and their personal choices are respected.
Matrix SDT is a local advocacy provider operating for over 20 years in Surrey and Slough. We are a small and supportive team, committed to ensuring that people who use local health and social care services - regardless of their physical or mental capacity - are able to direct those services to meet their specific needs.
A Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) works across a varied client group in Surrey, achieving positive changes for individuals over time.
This crucial role safeguards vulnerable people who lack capacity around their care and support needs, and who are deprived of their liberty in their best interests.
You will have a fixed caseload of clients in Surrey, visiting them on a six- week rotation. You will need to be able to attend appointments across the county.
Fixed, flexible hours (15 to 30 per week) to fit around other commitments.
Working from home to complete administrative tasks - maintaining accurate records and writing reports.
Working with a wide range of vulnerable people often with complex needs.
Working within the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act, maintaining regular contact with your clients (Relevant Persons) who are deprived of their liberty.
Representing the wishes, views and feelings of your clients, helping them understand the DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) Authorisation, and challenging authorisations where appropriate.
Generous salary and annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, travel expenses.
The role would suit someone with a passion to support people who may have communication challenges due to their impairments, and need help to ensure their views are listened to. Full training will be given.
Previous advocacy experience or working with those who lack capacity is desirable though not essential, as is some experience or knowledge of health and social care.
Good written English and ability to communicate at all levels is essential.
Closing date 19th February 2023
Interviews: week commencing 27th February 2023
(location to be confirmed or via MS Teams)
Download the Job Pack and Application form here.
Further details available from:
Ian Grimwood, Director, Matrix SDT
via email only: firstname.lastname@example.org