Community Development Mentor

London (Greater)
09 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in a career that makes a difference? At Certitude, we are proud of our history of supporting people with complex mental health needs and learning disabilities. We support more than 1500 people in a diverse range of services across London. We employ more than 1000 staff and are committed to their development. With Certitude you have the opportunity to work with incredible people, develop your career and support others to have a good life. Certitude are excited about a new opportunity on a part time, one year contract within our Connect and Do services for a Community Development Mentor to lead on empowering and assisting individuals who have learning disability or mental health support needs as they develop as peer facilitators and artists. The Community Development Mentor will have the opportunity to work closely with the teams at the Connect and Do space as well as peer facilitators to develop a range of accessible community activities and to market their activities to engage with the people we support as well as their families and community. Working alongside the Community Connecting team, you will be responsible for identifying people who receive support from us who are interested in becoming peer facilitators. You will also work with them to assess their professional and personal aims and interests in order to develop structured development plans and motivate them as they develop their skills and run a range of exciting community activities. You will have experience in supporting people to realise their creative potential as well as providing mentoring and supervision and you will be comfortable building great relationships which promote inclusion for people with learning disabilities or mental health support needs. You will be able to advocate for the people we support to have their voices heard. It would be beneficial if you could also bring to the role experience of delivering arts projects and exhibitions, running and hosting public events and collaboration on funding applications with other art practitioners. If you are interested in enriching the lives of the people we support, please take a look at the job description and person specification for further information and apply now! Benefits: A competitive salary A stimulating work environment full of opportunities to learn and develop An attractive package of 25 days annual leave, pension scheme, childcare vouchers, access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling We will pay for your Enhanced DBS. Eye care vouchers Travel season ticket loan Cycle to work Scheme All our posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as a need for full employment history from time of leaving compulsory education and up to date employment references. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.