Support Worker / Mental Health Link Workers

  • Job Reference: AWDO-C6832
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2021
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Sittingbourne, Swale, Kent
  • Salary: £20,886 to £23,584
  • Bonus/Benefits: pro rata
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

 Mental Health Link Support Worker Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Sittingbourne, Swale, Kent Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Mental Health Link Support Worker with good communication and people skills who has the ability to develop supportive and trusted relationships with people as well as building strong working relationships with other professionals and organisations is required for a well-established charity that helps vulnerable people reach their full potential.

 

SALARY: £20,886 - £23,584 pro rata (based on experience)

LOCATION: We have positions available in Gravesend, Thanet, Swale and Dover

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Fixed-Time Contract (Until 31st March 2022)

WORKING HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will require a full driving licence and access to own vehicle for work purposes. 

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Mental Health Link Support Worker who will support people and communities most affected by the impact of Covid, particularly those on low incomes, and individuals facing higher risks to their mental health, including people with long-term conditions and existing mental health problems.

Working as the Mental Health Link Support Worker you will work as part of the Company’s mental health link team, you will support people with issues related to mental health, physical health, finance, housing, employment, as well as referring and signposting to other services in the community.

As the Mental Health Link Support Worker you will work with people on a one-to-one basis, assessing their needs, setting goals and helping them become more connected with others and their local community. The role involves working closely with other professionals and organisations, including district and borough councils, to make sure people are receiving the most appropriate support for their needs.

 

DUTIES 

Your duties as the Mental Health Link Support Worker will include:

  • Support people through different approaches, including one-to-one support as well as referring and signposting to other services and community provision
  • Provide a strength-based, personalised approach in supporting people to better manage their mental health and wellbeing
  • Co-produce a simple, personalised support plan
  • Effectively manage a caseload, with a good awareness and understanding of when to refer to other professionals/agencies
  • Identify, assess and effectively manage risk and safeguarding issues
  • Work independently in the community, proactively building up a network of professional relationships, including district and boroughs
  • Maintain timely, accurate and up to date records

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Essential

  • Experience of supporting vulnerable people and helping them to access resources in the community
  • Experience of supporting people with mental health needs
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the challenges and support needs of vulnerable people in the community
  • Understanding of supporting vulnerable people with mental health needs in the community
  • Knowledge of safeguarding practice for both adults and children
  • Good interpersonal, communication, literacy, numeracy and IT skills
  • An ability to organise own workload efficiently, balancing face-to-face work with paperwork
  • An ability to initiate and maintain constructive relations with people you support, colleagues and other professionals from a wide variety of cultural and social backgrounds
  • An ability to engage with people to support them to set goals and make position changes in their life
  • Car user with full driving licence and access to own vehicle

 

Desirable

  • Experience of working with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Experience of working with a person-centred approach to assist people to feel empowered and able to develop and implement their own solutions
  • Understanding of the impact of mental health problems on daily functioning, lifestyle and physical health
  • Knowledge and understanding of the roles of external agencies in supporting people with mental health needs
  • Understanding of person-centred, recovery-oriented approaches to assist people to feels empowered and able to develop and implement their own approaches
  • Understanding of health, housing and welfare benefit systems

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the DBS

 

BENEFITS

  • Free life insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days holiday per year (increasing to 30 days after 5 years service) pro rata
  • Company pension scheme (contributions matched up to 7%)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aider's

 

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-C6832

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