Experienced Mental Health Worker

Purpose of the Job:

  • To develop services for people with Mental Health conditions.
  • The Health Team consists of a Mental Health & Well-being Coordinator, a Mental Health Support Worker and two Link Workers.
  • To promote existing programmes of Healthy Eating & Exercise in schools, social prescribing in conjunction with Health Centres, Peer Support Groups in the Centre/Community, the Dementia Support Group, the Programme of Exercise, Martial Arts and Yoga sessions

Main Duties:

  • To identify the range of Mental Health conditions experienced by members of the community served by the Centre and develop services to meet these needs.
  • To introduce to these services arts-based therapies.
  • To ensure that these services meet the needs of a diverse and multicultural community and actively combat the effects of poverty and disadvantage.
  • To develop positive, enabling and collaborative relationships with users of the centre and staff.
  • To develop support plans with users and monitor progress.
  • To assess levels of risk and agree risk management plans.
  • To liaise with the Advice Team to ensure users are getting benefit entitlements
  • To liaise with other services appropriate to user’s needs.
  • To keep records and produce reports required by the Centre Manager and Funders.
  • To provide training to colleagues aimed at increasing their awareness of mental health issues.
  • To attend team meetings and staff meetings and take part in supervision.
  • To attend training as appropriate.
  • To comply with the centre’s Policies including the Confidentiality Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Closing date: 19th October 2020 5:00pm
Hours: 18
Salary: £18,319 - £20,541 (Pro Rata)
Salary Frequency: Per annum
Further details available at:
This job is connected with: Girlington Community Centre
Girlington Community Centre
Girlington Road
BRADFORD
BD8 9NN


Phone Number: 01274 542454