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.
This is a fantastic opportunity to run our successful Advocacy service which is proud to hold the Quality Performance Mark (QPM). Dealing with a wide range of interesting issues, the service operates in the community, and with patients in hospital. We deal with some highly complex cases in this diverse London Borough, carrying out general advocacy in the community and Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA). You will be IMHA qualified and will require excellent leadership skills to devise strategy to move the service forward, to respond to funding needs and meet the requirements of service users and commissioners. You will be the third member of an enthusiastic expert team. Mind in Croydon runs many projects over different sites in the borough, helping people with mental health problems and their carers. A registered charity founded in 1967, we are multi-award winning with 35 staff and around 150 volunteers. We pride ourselves as an organisation in responding to our employees' needs, and provide a genuinely flexible and family friendly working environment with a committed and vibrant staff team.
You must be able to travel to and from different sites in the borough where clients are seen, including from our office at the Bethlem Hospital (at present this is on an upper floor with no lift). Application packs can be downloaded from our website. If you would like an informal chat with our HR Manager, feel free to phone.
Completed application forms to be sent please to: The Human Resources Manager, Mind in Croydon Ltd, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley CR8 2NE, no later than the closing date of midnight on Saturday 5 March 2016.
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