Charity / Voluntary
This role is an exciting opportunity to play a key part in the promotion and awareness raising of the local IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) offer, as well as services offered by this Mental Health Charity.
Job title: Wellbeing Access Worker
Post no: 421
Working base: Flitwick, Bedfordshire
Area covered: Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes
Reports to: Project Support Manager
Contract type: Fixed term until 31st May 2022
Salary: £20,000 FTE (Actual salary £9,189.19 per annum)
Contracted hours: 17.0 hrs per week
Working days: Monday – Friday days to be agreed
Working hours: To be agreed
Checks needed: Enhanced DBS and 2 satisfactory references
Start date: ASAP
About the Charity
Our client works across communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, they offer a number of activities from their wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, and their aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Their vision and values are at the heart of all they do – this charity is part of the communities in which they work and it is important to them that they 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 this charity aims to ensure that everyone can get support when they need it.
About the role
Working closely with the marketing team the successful candidate will seek to build new relationships with external organisations whilst continuing to maintain existing networks with key partners and stakeholders. You will work proactively to spread awareness of local IAPT services and strive to ensure ease of access for individuals, working closely with IAPT teams to breakdown any identified barriers to access.
- Experience of working with internal and external colleagues to achieve shared outcomes
- Experience of service promotion and development
- Knowledge of mild to moderate mental health conditions and how these might present in primary care
- Understanding the wellbeing needs of and working with people with mental health needs, including those from culturally diverse communities.
- Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with a wide range of people
- Advanced interpersonal and presentation skills
- IT (MS Outlook, Word and Excel and internet).
- Good literacy and numeracy skills.
- Good communication, motivational and negotiation skills.
- Valid driving licence and access to a car for work
If you have a passion for working in mental health and an interest in PR, we would love to hear from you.
Closing date: Wednesday 22 September 2021 @ 5pmTo Apply and for more information
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No agencies please.
Reference ID: 157836
Part-time hours: 17 per week
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Salary: Up to £20,000.00 per year