Advocate Full-time Permanent - Australian Capital Territory

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Location: Australian Capital Territory, Australia
The Public Advocate ildren ung People Commissioner PACYPC is seeking highly motivated ssionate people with demonstrated expertise in the fields of mental health/ forensic mental health disability/complex needs to join a dynamic team of committed professionals focused on protecting omoting the rights terests of people in the ACT who are experiencing vulnerability.

Advocates support the PACYPC?s advocacy, oversight gagement responsibilities in respect of children, young people ults experiencing vulnerability.

These positions are underpinned by a commitment to ensuring that the supports, services stems that exist to ensure the wellbeing of consumers/clients do so in a way that is appropriately cognisant of their rights, including the right of consumers/clients to make their own decisions have their views considered in decision-making about their own lives.

Duties of the Advocate include advocating for the rights of children, young people ults whose condition or situation gives rise to the need for protection from abuse or exploitation, including by liaising with n- agencies, tervening in the ACAT Court.

Advocates are also responsible for contributing to the objective

dependent oversight of services stems, including by providing policy advice vice about client matters to the Senior Advocate, Deputy Public Advocate PACYPC as appropriate.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Tertiary qualifications in relevant disciplines e.g., Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Law, Mental Health, Disability etc. are highly desirable.
Experience in mental health/forensic mental health disability is highly desirable.

There are two positions available:

a permanent position in the Mental Health/Forensic Mental Health portfolio, >a temporary position for up to six months with the possibility of extension/permanency in the Disability/Complex Needs portfolio.

Please see the Position Description for a list of duties/responsibilities, e capabilities for the role. An order of merit will be established from this selection process e used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.

Work Day: Full Time
Employment type: Permanent Job
Salary: Negotiable

Minimal experience: No experience

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