Mental Health Resilience Worker

Mental Health Resilience Worker

Working in partnership with local NHS provider, East London Foundation Trust, this mental health charity pleased to announce that they are recruiting for Community Connector roles in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton.

Start date: asap
Job title: Mental Health Resilience Worker (Community Connector)
Working Base/Area: Based in either Bedford, Central Bedfordshire or Luton
Reports to: Project Support Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £19,800 per annum
Contracted hours: 37 hours per week
Working days/hours: Monday to Friday, 7.4 hours per day.
Checks needed: Enhanced DBS and 2 satisfactory references.

This role will involve working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with statutory, third sector and NHS colleagues to support clients who are suffering from moderate to severe mental health difficulties. You will need to have experience working with those suffering with mental health illness as well as being able to demonstrate in depth knowledge of the services, support networks and local resources that may assist in improved outcomes for those dealing with complex and enduring mental health issues.

Job purpose:

To work as part of an integrated mental health offer to support people with emotional, social and practical needs to access a range of local, non-medical and non-clinical services, to improve confidence, social inclusion and independence.

· To support individuals accessing the service by utilising in-depth knowledge of the local voluntary and community services and networks in your respective area.

· Enable people to turn their assessed and co-produced plans and goals into actions by facilitating access and connecting them with the appropriate services.

· Enable people to access community resources which may include accompanying them.

· Offer support, guidance and help where possible to people to gain confidence, overcome initial fears and seek solutions to any barriers inhibiting attendance.

· Take a holistic approach, based on the individuals’ priorities and wider determinants of health that impact on their health and wellbeing, such as debt, poor housing, being unemployed, loneliness and caring responsibilities.

· To work as part of an integrated team to ensure the best outcomes for each person accessing the service.

· Identify and build good working relationships with the community groups, relevant services and activities for partnership work and signposting as well as keep updated information about them.

If you have a passion for working in mental health and possess the required skills, please see below for details of how to apply.

Closing date: 1 August 2021

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