Mental Health Worker

Family Action
13 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Mental Health Worker A great opportunity to work for an innovative and well respected national charity Family Action has been building stronger families since 1869, and today works with over 45,000 families and children through 120 community based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes. Position: Mental Health Worker Location: Lewisham Contract type: Part Time, Permanent Hours: 30 hours per week Salary: GBP22,852 pro rate (FTE) per annum inc. ILW Closing Date: 9am on Thursday 28 September 2017 Interview date: Monday 9 October 2017 About the Role: We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active individual to join our service. You will have the opportunity to manage your own caseload with support and supervision and to work as part of a team. The successful candidate will utilise the Recovery Star tools and a strength based model to promote independence and plan resettlement into the community. You will ensure action Plans are formulated with clear objectives and SMART outcomes, agreed jointly with service users and reviewed regularly in liaison with relatives, care co-ordinators and relevant others. We are committed to the principles of Co-Production and there is an expectation to encourage and support service users to be fully involved in all aspects of service delivery. You will be expected to carry out full risk assessments of service users, incorporating the views of any other agencies involved and of the service users themselves. We have a successful volunteer programme to support delivery of action plans and you will have the opportunity to supervise a volunteer for which full training and support will be given. As part of our commitment to developing the skills of service users we deliver a comprehensive workshop programme which all staff are given training and support to co-deliver. About You: The successful candidate will be qualified to at least NVQ level 3 Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification and have experience in mental health work, either as a member of staff or as a volunteer. You will also have knowledge of the recovery model and principles of co-production. The ability to work weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis is also essential. Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable. You may have experience of the following: Mental Health Worker, Support Worker, Mental Health, Social Care, Mental Health Services, Social Worker, Care Worker, Voluntary, Healthcare Assistant, Caseworker, Case Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc. This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.