Mental Health Directory
Information on mental health services in Croydon
We are very aware at Mind in Croydon that people really are our main asset. Attracting the right recruits and retaining them is of paramount importance and ensures that our clients get the best possible service. The benefits we can offer are a flexible and genuinely family-friendly environment – many of our staff work part time, some job share and there are opportunities to take time off in lieu in order to fit the requirements of the job around one’s home life. A lot is talked of ‘home life balance’ – at Mind in Croydon this is a reality.
We have a highly trained human resources department which believes that good people management is essential. All staff receive a full induction programme in line with the new ‘Care Standards Act’. This involves both internal induction to all our projects and external visits to related agencies so that staff are familiar with our ‘partners’ within the borough of Croydon, and understand how we work with them. There are regular supervisions, appraisals and staff are fully trained and encouraged to become experts in their field. For example, the head of our Welfare Benefits Service sits as a member of the Appeals Service Tribunal. Recently we have enabled individual members of staff to train for Diplomas in Social Work, Diplomas in Counselling and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development’s Diploma in Human Resource Management.
We have a number of policies to ensure we meet best practice guidelines generally. It is also our aim to actively encourage diversity in aspects such as ethnicity, age, and disability, to ensure that our staff complement our client group.
WELFARE BENEFITS ADVISER
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FIXED TERM CONTRACT FUNDED ONLY UNTIL 31 MARCH 2017 (there is a possibility it may be continued beyond this date if funding can be found)
Make a difference by working with this award-winning team to provide welfare benefits advice to the people of Croydon. Every year, our Welfare Benefits Advice team represents clients at tribunals and advises them in the community face to face and via our telephone advice line which has recently been awarded the AQS quality mark. We are looking for the fifth member of our team for this part time (21 hour) role which offers large amounts of client contact in an environment that is truly supportive of staff and responsive to their needs. Operating in a diverse borough, we welcome innovative ideas for expanding our services, and offer a family friendly and flexible environment. Mind in Croydon has established a reputation which is second to none as a local branch of this well respected mental health charity. Employing around 35 staff and with 100+ volunteers, there are many opportunities to advance your career and develop your knowledge of social security benefits and mental health. We provide many other services such as Advocacy, day care, counselling and employment services. You will be based at Orchard House our offices in South Croydon and benefit from a recently refurbished building with excellent transport links. Do take a look at the job description and if you have any queries, feel free to phone the Human Resources Manager for an informal chat.
Mind in Croydon Ltd is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups.Application Form
Closing date: Saturday 30th January 2016
Send application forms to HR Manager, Mind in Croydon, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2NE
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINER (SPORT & LEISURE)
Sport and Physical Activity aid recovery, stop isolation and improve wellbeing but often people with mental health problems can experience stigma or misunderstood when they want to participate.
We are aiming to help improve the situation in Croydon through the next phase of the Get Set to Go programme we are delivering. It entails providing training to local Sport’s providers on mental health awareness.
The idea is that if we can get more coaches, instructors, leisure centre staff and sports clubs to understand mental health then the easier it will be for people who have a mental health problems to feel understood and feel more comfortable participating.
So we are looking for candidates to ideally lead or support these training courses that we plan to run throughout 2016
If this sounds like something you might be interested in then please have a look at the attached role description.
If you are interested then please be aware that to be a recognised trainer you will need to attend a ‘train the trainer’ workshop on 28th January at our office in South Croydon.
To apply for this role please submit an up to date CV that clearly matches the points on the role description and email it to Alex Rolfe-Sanders before:
12:00 Midday on Thursday 21st January 2016
If you would like to discuss the role informally prior to making an application then please phone Alex Rolfe-Sanders on 0208 253 8205
Interviews will take place on:
Monday 25th January
Tuesday 26th January