Health and Wellbeing Coach
We have an exciting opportunity at Rethink Mental Illness for a Health and Wellbeing Coach to join our service that provides a nursing service. We have opportunities available in Bovingdon and Stradishall, Newmarket. Working 37.5 hours per week, you will receive a competitive salary of £16,701 - £18,747 per annum. Rethink Mental Illness helps millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. We believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness. Our homes aim to help people move on to more independent accommodation by providing person - focused, flexible support. This means offering a stable home life, either for the long or short term, for all those that need our help. Challenging attitudes, changing lives. The Health and Wellbeing Coach Role You will work as part of an integrated primary care mental health team delivering IAPT Step 1 interventions, working alongside other professionals to support the mental health of the prison population. You will also assess and support people with a common mental health problem in the self-management of their recovery; building a professional relationship of trust in a non-judgmental manner with every client, as a basis for developing and enabling therapeutic relationships. This ranges from providing informal information, support and signposting during reception; facilitating group activities and forums; to developing and training Peer Mentors. Key responsibilities as our Health and Wellbeing Coach include: - Provide comprehensive induction pack and suite of self-help materials to support with early intervention and prevent inappropriate referrals. - Joint work to provide appropriate packages of care, e.g. joint activities with substance misuse services. - To work in a coaching manner, exploring ways of goal setting with people to help them achieve their ambitions. - Organise and facilitate group based workshops and activities, ensuring self-help and peer support groups cover a flexible timetable. - Ensure a collaborative approach with the multidisciplinary team, constructing and maintain professional and effective working relationships to gain the best person centred / recovery outcomes for the individual. - Co-facilitate or facilitate, teaching and training sessions for staff, professionals, people receiving services and carers on specialist subject areas. - Attendance at prisoner meetings to inform prisoners of services and support on offer for mild and moderate mental health needs and conditions. - Work closely with Prison Consultative Committees and Service User Forums to identify, recruit and train suitable patients to become Peer Mentors providing additional emotional/practical support. The successful Health and Wellbeing Coach will have the below skills and experience: - Experience of working with people with mental health needs (both 1-1 and in groups) in a coaching and goal setting way. - Experience of developing and co-ordinating projects and activities. - Excellent group facilitation skills, active listening and building rapport. - Completed training or qualification relevant to the post, e.g. Train the trainer, recovery training, Peer Support Worker or Coaching. - Working knowledge and understanding of mental health and ability to recognise the indicators of deteriorating mental health. - Experience of working in a recovery focused manner and delivering recovery education. - Ability to support, coach and encourage people to influence, speak out and lead within their own communities including those from marginalised communities. - Experience in managing a caseload of people with complex needs. If you feel you have the skills and experience to join our team as a Health and Wellbeing Coach then please click ‘Apply’ today! We’d love to hear from you! This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Home Office Prison Clearance.