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Mental Health Recovery Coordinator

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Mental Health Recovery CoordinatorPost no: 420Start date: AsapJob title: Mental Health Recovery CoordinatorWorking base: LutonContract: PermanentSalary: £23,000 per annumContracted hours: 37.0 hrsWorking days: Monday - FridayChecks needed: Enhanced DBS and 2 satisfactory referencesAbout Mind BLMKMind BLMK works across our communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, we offer a number of activities from our wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, and our aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.Our vision and values are at the heart of all we do - Mind BLMK is part of the communities in which we work and it is important to us that we take this responsibility on board. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue each year, with 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week. The impact is felt even more widely - most people will know someone who has needed a hand at some point, be that a family member, friend, colleague, neighbour, student. Mental health is something we all have and Mind BLMK aim to ensure that everyone can get support when they need it.About the roleThis role offers opportunity to coordinate the daily operations of our Luton mental health recovery service based at our Luton Wellbeing Centre in Dumfries Street, Luton, where we offer activities and groups throughout the week enabling service users to manage their mental health and move through their recovery journeys. The successful candidate will coordinate referrals into the service, and lead on more complex referrals to assess suitability. They will also lead on the continuous development of our services to ensure that they meet the needs of the community, in line with our values, the promotion of our services to local communities and building strong links to other local services. This role will be responsible for the line management of the staff and volunteer team delivering our services and also for the Luton Wellbeing Centre facilities.About youMinimum of 2 years' experience working with people with mental health needs and supporting recoveryExperience of managing a small service within a wider organisation, including delivering a service against performance targetsExperience of managing a budgetExperience of managing a small team of staff and volunteersAbility to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with a wide range of peopleAbility to promote a serviceIT (MS Outlook, Word and Excel and internet) skillsAbility to conduct meetings, identify actions and generate notesGood literacy and numeracy skillsGood communication, motivational and negotiation skillsValid driving license and access to a car for workUnderstanding the wellbeing needs of and working with people with mental health needs, including those from culturally diverse communitiesLevel 3 Social Care or equivalent qualificationClosing date: Thursday 22 September 2021 @ 5pmTo Apply and for More Information:If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website. No agencies please.
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