Mind in Bradford is looking for a Wellbeing practitioner who will support the development and delivery of a district wide programme of recovery and maintenance focussed activities and groups to a broad range of clients.
The role will play a key function in developing strong community links across the district, to ensure that we are well positioned to connect our work with other organisations to both promote services and expand our reach into the community, leading to better support to our clients.
The role will appeal to those who have:
- A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grades A-C – must include English and Maths)
- Evidence of ongoing professional development
- Experience of working with adults who have or have had mental health challenges.
- Experience of planning, organising, and facilitating groups or training events
- Experience of working with and supporting volunteers
- Good IT Skills, including the ability to use Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
- Good, proven communication skills
- Good organisational skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to create a work plan and use own initiative
- A non-judgemental attitude in relation to mental illness and its manifestation in behaviour
- Ability to encourage, engage and involve people in ways that promote their involvement, independence, resilience and achieve positive changes in their lives
- An understanding of current issues and debates in mental health and how they might affect our clients
- Knowledge of other community organisations and charities in the area that can help Mind in Bradford clients
- An understanding of the effectiveness of group support and peer group support.
- Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity.
- Self-motivated and enthusiastic approach.
- Commitment to providing person centred services.
- Understanding that mental health difficulties are a natural part of life.
- Ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels.
- Motivate and inspire volunteers to achieve their full potential.
- Healthy and secure personal boundaries
- Understanding of and commitment to the Mind in Bradford values of Partnership, Inclusivity, Empowerment, Excellence and Responsibility.
Salary scale: £11.75 per hour
Hours: 12 hours for 12 weeks (temporary) then 10 hours until 31st March 2021 (both roles to include occasional evening and weekend work)
Base: Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, Bradford, BD1 4QU with requirement to travel between service locations
Responsible to: Philip Woodward
Annual Leave: 25 days pro-rata
Pension: We operate a contributory pension scheme which you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).
Probationary period: 6 months
Closing Date: 10am on 5th October 2020 and Interview Date: 9th October 2020
In the first instance any enquiries to be emailed to Recruitment@mindinbradford.org.uk
Please take a look at the job description, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.