Mental Health Support Worker

Employer
Not For Profit People
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Sep 2020

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Mental Health Support Worker

We are looking for a Mental Health Support Worker to provide flexible, practical, holistic and accessible support to Gypsies and Travellers in Leeds to improve and promote mental wellbeing.

Position: Mental Health Support Worker

Location: Cross Green, Leeds

Hours: 28 hours per week

Salary: £23369 - £25295 per annum pro rata

Contract: Initial 3-year contract

Benefits: Generous Annual Leave, 14 Bank Holidays Annually, Special Leave and Flexible Working Policies, Employee Assistance Scheme with Health Assured, Up to 5% match pension contributions, Free Parking, Bike Parking and 15-minute walk from city centre

Closing Date: 15th October

Interviews: 19th October

The Role

The Mental Health Support Worker forms part of the delivery network for Live Well Leeds - a city wide partnership delivering community based mental health support commissioned by Leeds City Council.

You will be part of a small and dedicated services team, contributing to its effective running through outreach, advocacy and good communication with colleagues and members.

You will:

  • Develop an understanding of the delivery across the partnership and in Leeds and make sure people have access to the support that they want in as few steps as possible.
  • Be a trusted assessor for the service
  • Be working in partnership with other agencies in the field of mental health, the Mental Health Support Worker will work to ensure increased accessibility to mental health support services, reflecting on and implementing best practice.
  • Work within an agreed monitoring framework for the service and for the organisation.


If you believe that everyone is equal and should be safe and included and you are you welcoming, respectful, open and honest... we would love to hear from you!

Please note due to current circumstances you will be required to do some work from home, with desk space at the office on a booking basis and outreach appointments being risk assessed.

About You

As Mental Health Support Worker, you will be able to encourage, inspire and help people to build on their own strengths. You will be solution focussed, creative, brave and ready to make an impact within the community.

You will bring you knowledge and experience of:

  • Safeguarding
  • Mental health assessment skills including risk assessment and support planning
  • Case management, including managing referrals and case load
  • Working with people experiencing enduring and severe mental health issues, mental distress and complex needs
  • The impact of living with a mental health condition on individuals and their families
  • Effective interventions to support mental wellbeing
  • Working with groups and individuals experiencing exclusion
  • Working in a safeguarding framework including supporting vulnerable adults at risk
  • Recording, monitoring and evaluation


You will be:

  • Committed to person centred working and able to build trusting and effective relationships.
  • Able to develop partnerships based on shared goals and values.
  • Resilient with an awareness of self-care.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage own workload independently.
  • Commitment to personal development, learning and reflective practice


In return...

Work for the 2018 Winner of the GSK Impact Award that has an internal aim of excellence and sustainability to ensure all staff are cared for and valued. The charity is proud to be a Mindful Employer, Living Wage Employer and reflective organisation with an ongoing commitment to learning and development. With annual pay reviews, development, regular full staff training away days, team building day and a great benefits package, this truly is a great place to work and grow.

About the Organisation

The organisation runs a number of community facing and strategic projects to achieve aims including advocacy, community development and youth work. Recognised as being innovative, brave and creative, the overall aim is to improve quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers through addressing inequalities in homes, health, education, and employment, financial and social inclusion.

You may also have experience in areas such as Gypsy, Traveller, Gypsy and Traveller, Advocacy, Advocate, Advocacy Community, Human Rights, Welfare, Social Welfare, Community, Housing, Social Housing, Families, Safeguarding, Safeguarding Adult, Safeguarding Children, Youth, Children, Child, Adult, Mental Health, Vulnerable Adult, Support Worker, BME, Inclusion Health, Crisis Support, Project, Voluntary Sector, Charity, Welfare Rights, Advice, Accommodation, Outreach.
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