Case Worker - Mental Health
37.5hrs per week
Our client's vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
Their service The Sanctuary is part of Bristol Mental Health and it is a developing service, providing a safe place for men and women over 16 who are experiencing emotional and mental distress as a result of their mental health. It is open four evenings a week (Friday - Monday) from 7pm to 2am and is based in a central Bristol location. The Sanctuary works alongside service users to help them identify their strengths and strategies, in order to manage their mental health in the short term.
This is an emotionally demanding post where you work as part of a team to manage who comes in each night, helping the client to find some equilibrium and supporting them to identify what strengths and abilities will help them to maintain short term stability. It is a developing post and they are planning to start group work and increase the range of complementary therapies on offer.
They are looking for an individual with knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, who has enthusiasm and passion for supporting people in, or at risk of crisis and who is committed to client involvement both in their own lives and in the ongoing development of the service.
In return, they offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. They are also committed to providing their staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
They welcome and encourage those with lived experience of mental health issues and/or services to apply. Due to the unsocial nature of the hours to be worked they would also welcome applications from those who do not wish to work full time but are interested in covering any number of sessions.
Closing date: 10.00am, 26th March 2018
Interview and assessments on: 11th April 2018
With our client, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work. They are in the top 100 of Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2018 and a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of their clients as well as the communities that they live and work within, they encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.