Intensive Community Navigator
Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West offering housing, support and hope to thousands of people with mental health and other problems. Our goal is to inspire hope and deliver change for everybody and every community we work with.
Open Mental Health is a Somerset alliance of local voluntary organisations and the NHS. We are working in partnership to ensure that residents of Somerset get the support they need, when they need it. Our shared ambition is to ensure that people living with mental health problems get the right support at the right time.
Working together, we support people to live a full life, by enabling access to specialist mental health services, housing support, debt and employment advice, volunteering opportunities, community activities and physical exercise, to help support and improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
Intensive Community Navigators x 2 roles
Hours per week: 37
Contract: Fixed-term 6 months
Salary: £21,718 – £23,053
Location: Somerset (traveling will be essential)
Hours: Monday-Friday with the expectation that evening & weekend work will be required.
We are establishing a new team in Somerset in partnership with Mind and other VCSE organisations. It is an Intensive Transition Team to support timely and safe hospital discharges for people with mental health needs. The key elements of the role are:
- To support safe discharges by building strong and trusting relationships with clients.
- To in-reach into hospitals and worth with statutory colleagues to complete & implement recovery plans
- To navigate services around the client to ensuring agencies are coordinated around the individual. You will do this through engaging in multi-agency discharge meetings.
- To deliver trauma and psychology informed support and using person-centred support plans and tools including: wellness recovery action plans.
- To maximise opportunities and access to accommodation, community networks, volunteering & employment.
We are looking for people who have experience of working with people with long term mental health and complex needs and who have excellent communication skills. We offer excellent training and support, and we acknowledge the commitment and dedication of our employees, which is the foundation of our success.
Closing date: 8th March 2021
Interview date: Rolling interviews
For any queries related to the job, please contact Mark Brown, Service and Transformation Manager Mark.Brown@second-step.co.uk
This recruitment is of time sensitive nature and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier, should successful candidates be appointed. The shortlisting will be happening concurrently whilst the role is open, if you are interested in this vacancy please apply today.
For further details please see role profile “1 document attached” right hand side at the top of the screen, after clicking apply now.
What we can offer you;
- Flexi-time working
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- 26 days holiday
- An extra days holiday for each year of service up to 5 years
- Holiday purchase scheme
Second Step is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community and from people who have personal experience of living with long term mental health needs and using mental health services.
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