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Community Wellbeing Worker

Rethink Mental Illness
Closing date
13 Jun 2022

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Community Wellbeing Worker
Wiltshire, UK

This is a temporary/fixed term contract, 35hrs per week vacancy.

Your role

Would you like to work for a leading mental health charity in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference?  Join our talented team and become part of an inspiring organisation that improves the lives of people severely affected by mental illness.

About our team:

The Access Mental Health team sits alongside and compliment those provided by primary and secondary care. This is all about GP surgeries, hospitals and the third sector working together so anybody who needs a service sees the right person at the right time, through a single point of entry.

Together, we’re making sure we’re walking alongside people who need support every step of the way, making sure they are ok, making sure they’re accessing relevant support and then thinking about their next steps.

How will you make a difference?

As a Community Wellbeing Worker, you will be the first point of contact for people coming into the service. You will be part of a collaborative team supporting people and walking with them through the journey of accessing the services that they need. You will walk with people from journeys beginning to journey end, this includes providing assessments, information and develop individual plans alongside holding a caseload. You will provide Management to Wellbeing Peer Workers and will work collaboratively with the team and have regular communication with the Service Manager. 

You will also promote the service by linking in with external agencies to build relationships and promote the service offer, coordinate referrals into the service, and liaising and network with relevant statutory and third sector organisations. You will also engage with community events, meetings and forums to promote the service and Rethink Mental Illness whilst encouraging community to find out about local services and facilities and enable access to alternative services where specific needs are identified.

Your role will be a field-based position where you will work flexibly whilst covering the geographical area of Wiltshire and working from home on average one day a week.

You will work full time, 35 hours per week on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2024 with a salary of £26,871pa. The role includes some evening and weekend working. You can read more about the rewards you will receive on the full advert on our website.

What we are looking for:

You’ll have the essentials covered:

- Ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs; to develop, implement and review risk management plans and devise support plans and activities to meet these needs.
- Have experience of supporting people experiencing mental health crisis and those with complex emotional needs who are at risk of crisis.
- Have experience of partnership working, negotiation and liaison work with other agencies
- Have experience of staff supervision and coaching
- Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, tailored to a variety of audiences
- Be proficient, adaptable, trauma-informed
- Have ability to work flexibly and proactively with partners

Who are we?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ ), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this.

Closing date for applications: 19th June 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

So, if can make a change in the community as a Community Wellbeing Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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