Community Mental Health Link Worker
1 x Part time position, 30 hours a week (including Monday and Tuesday) covering East Herefordshire and Herefordshire City £17, 980 per annum (pro rata £14, 579)
Want a job with meaning? Join Herefordshire Mind as a Community Mental Health Link Worker with our Transformation Team!
Closing Date for applications Monday 18th October 2021
Herefordshire Mind is excited to be a key partner in the Community Mental Health Transformation Project that aims to fundamentally remodel the way community mental health services operate. We want to break down barriers and be able to create a smooth journey for people travelling through the mental health system.
We are looking for a Link Worker to work 30 hours per week covering East Herefordshire and Herefordshire City (Herefordshire City, Ledbury and Bromyard) and a Link Worker to work 22.5 hours per week to cover the North of Herefordshire (Leominster, Kington and surrounding areas).
Our Link Workers will not be just about signposting. We will sit alongside those we work with and deliver a flexible service suited to them. This is a new project and you will be part of a new team making essential changes to the way services are delivered and a link between NHS Mental Health Services, Primary Care Networks and the voluntary sector in Herefordshire. Primary Care Networks are groups of GP practices and they work to enable services to be delivered in a more joined up way. They link GPs with others in the local health and social care system including community Pharmacies. This role will be about working with the PCN team to ensure those with Mental Health issues are supported and linked in with appropriate statutory and voluntary services.
You will support people at all stages of their recovery journey and enable opportunities for peer support. We are looking for someone who has experience of working positively with individuals with mental health issues and with an understanding of the impact poor mental health can have on a person’s life and the complex social and emotional challenges they may face.
Your positive approach and the ability to really connect and engage with people, will motivate people to reach their goals and enable you to develop excellent relationships with health professionals within the PCN’s, wider NHS health teams and the voluntary sector. We are looking for excellent communicators with strong planning and organisational skills who have a flexible and positive approach to their work.
These roles will be based within the local communities and aligned to one of the five Herefordshire PCN teams.
If this sounds like an opportunity that excites you, we would love to hear from you. Please see application form above.