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Mental Health Support Worker

Location: Leeds
Salary: £19,961 - £22,322 pro-rata per annum per annum (Salary dependent on experience)
Hours: 30 hours per week

As part of Live Well Leeds project, we are recruiting for a Mental Health Support Worker to join our team in Leeds to provide mental health support to our service users who are deaf, hard of hearing, sight impaired or deafblind (not applicable to all partners) within the Leeds area.

As a mental health support worker, you will have the understanding and commitment to recovery through co-production and asset based community development approach, which is achieved through a trusted assessor model.

As part of the role, you will be focusing on outcomes and recovery, building resilience and providing service users with the skills and tools they need to self-manage by delivering high quality support and interventions.

The main duties of the post (but not exhaustive) are:

  • Conducting assessments
  • Case management (including complex cases)
  • Developing/reviewing support plans together with the service user
  • To establish respectful, sensitive and professional relationships with service users
  • Collating information/reporting
  • Develop/maintain relationship with partner organisations and third parties

The successful candidate will have experience in working with individuals who suffer from mental health issues and also those who are deaf, visually and hearing impaired.

They will have a good understanding of relevant legislations, possessing good assessment and case management skills. High level of communication and IT skills are essential including British Sign Language (Level 3) as well as the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

Flexibility is a must as the post holder will be required to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis. This is an office based post in Central Leeds but you will be able to travel throughout the Leeds area.

This service is part of a wide and open access partnership.

Closing date: Monday 18 February 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 26 February (to be confirmed)

For an application pack, please download a copy from this website or contact jobs@bid.org.uk.

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