Darlington Association on Disability Logo showing the letters D.A.D. breaking through a wallDarlington Association
on Disability
Centre for Independent Living



Advocate - Casual basis

Temporary Casual Advocate to work in Darlington and surrounding local authorities.

DAD requires advocates who are able to provide high quality, person centred advocacy to ensure people have their voice heard and rights upheld.

Must possess the required qualification for IMHA and /or IMCA.

To provide a range of types of advocacy support (depending on experience and qualifications), including:

• General Independent Advocacy

• 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, amended 2007

• Care Act Advocacy

• Independent Mental Capacity Act advocacy.

The role will involve supporting people to speak for themselves, to obtain information and to understand their options and rights. The role will also involve non instructed advocacy.

The post holder will work in conjunction with other staff of the organisation.

Salary: £12.10 per hour

To apply please email Judith Gledhill

DASH Playschemes Recruitment

Volunteers needed please!

Do you have spare time in the holidays?
Do you have a sense of fun?
Would you like to gain experience working with children?

If the answer is yes, you may be ideal to join a team of volunteers on DAD’s DASH Play Scheme.

Previous experience is not needed. Training is provided. You must be aged 16 or over.

For more details or an information pack, contact:

Phone: (01325) 360524
Email: directpayments@darlingtondisability.org
Text: 07624818780

Contact us as soon as possible as pre-checks are needed before you can start!

Volunteer Vacancies

A new page highlighting the opportunities available to become a part of DAD through volunteering is now online here and can be also accessed through the Volunteer Project section.

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