Sage Advocacy is the National Advocacy Service for Older People and is publicly funded through the HSE. It also supports vulnerable adults and healthcare patients in certain situations where no other service is able to assist.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: ADVICE, POLICY & PRACTICE Ensuring that the voice of older people who may be vulnerable is heard in any situations in which use of the ADM legislation is being considered. Promoting least restrictive approaches and minimising unnecessary engagement with the courts system, Providing legal advice to staff and volunteers of Sage Advocacy in relation to more complex case work which has, or might have, the potential to develop a legal dimension. The Regional Advocate (Legal) will, when appropriate and necessary, meet directly with clients and / or their families in support of other Sage Advocacy Regional Advocates, etc
Skills, Competencies, Attributes and Knowledge: The Regional Advocate (Legal) should have A degree in law and experience as a lawyer or advocate. A practising certificate with the Law Society or be in a position to provide such a certificate within a reasonable period of time. Detailed knowledge of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Acts and the Guiding Principles and a mature understanding of the challenges arising from the implementation of the legislation.
Terms and Conditions of Employment: This appointment is for an initial two year period. A six months probationary period will apply with performance reviews every two months within the probation period. Support and mentoring will be provided thereafter to complement ongoing performance reviews. The salary range is €55,000 - €65,000 p.a. with a 5% contribution to a PRSA scheme following successful completion of probation. Annual leave is 25 days. Sage Advocacy will pay the annual costs of a practising certificate with the Law Society .
For full job details and details on how to apply see attached employment pack