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Mental Wellbeing Practitioner

Employer
Fulham Football Club
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

We are seeking two motivated and inspiring Mental Wellbeing Practitioners to join the Fulham Football Club Foundation team. The Mental Wellbeing Practitioners will form part of a new team with responsibility for developing our existing programmes and creating new initiatives that aim to improve the mental wellbeing of our participants, our staff, Fulham FC fans and the wider Fulham family.

With the passionate pursuit of building better lives through sport, we bring Fulham FC to the community. Since 2002, the Foundation has built a community of supporters and a dedicated team with years of experience delivering sustainable impact. We tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our community today such as social isolation and health inequalities. The Foundation works with over 12,000 young people and adults across South West London every year.

The Mental Wellbeing Practitioners will be responsible for developing evidence-based interventions that support the mental wellbeing of our existing participants, with a specific focus on supporting our young participants aged 11 to 19, our disabled participants and our adult participants who may be at risk of social isolation. You will also assess and deliver programmes aimed at supporting young people and adults in the community who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

You will work with local partners, including NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Mental Health charities to develop an understanding of the local offer and how we can work in partnership to support the mental wellbeing of the community. Through your work we will signpost those who need additional support to appropriate services and we will receive incoming referrals from health partners to support those who would benefit from community support.

Successful applicants will have excellent interpersonal skills and have experience of working with people who have ill mental health. We are also looking for someone who has enthusiasm, confidence and the ability to work flexibly and autonomously within a team. Experience and knowledge of working within a football or sports environment is not essential.

Applicants should have completed and passed the Children's Wellbeing Practitioner or Education Mental Health Practitioner training. We are interested in hearing from candidates who are registered health care practitioners with interest and training in mental health. Previous experience should include working with young people and adults with mental ill health. Previous work in allied health roles such as a Mental Health Nurse; Psychologist, Social Worker; Occupational Therapist will be beneficial.

Fulham Football Club is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

Both positions are 40 hours per week, fixed term until 31st August 2023.

The Salary is circa £26,000 per annum.

The posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If you think you can add value to our Team, please complete the FFC application form and return along with a copy of your CV to recruitment@fulhamfc.com.
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