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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.

Training and Development

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.

Current Vacancies

Employment Support Worker (part-time)

We are also recruiting a full time role below.

This role is an exciting opportunity to work in the Welfare Benefits and Employment Support Team based in South Croydon. The role is part time and contracted to September 2022 with a strong likelihood to be extended and possibly made permanent.

The successful post holder will motivate and enable people experiencing poor mental health to take the opportunity to move towards the world of work. The post holder will carry a large and diverse caseload. The caseload will include an element of supporting people to sustain employment. Mind in Croydon is a voluntary organisation which is concerned with the welfare of people experiencing mental health, living in the London Borough of Croydon.

Key tasks include:

  • Creating person centred action plans for clients and conducting reviews to set objectives and measure achievements.  Assisting the caseload with searching and applying for jobs, with a focus on finding jobs that match skills and abilities.
  • Using an understanding of Disability Discrimination to support clients with employability goals.
  • Collecting quantitative and qualitative data with the aim of demonstrating services impact and performance. 
  • Develop links with employers to arrange work experience, work placements, in-house experience or work/job shadowing.
  • Developing and delivering workshops to clients and wider stakeholders
  • Maintaining accurate statistics and utilising a file management system.
  • Undertaking a wide range of administrative tasks including keeping detailed case notes, quarterly stats for the commissioners, case studies for monitoring purposes etc.

If you have some experience in mental health advice work, are empathetic, have strong communication skills and a strong work ethic, we look forward to hearing from you.

Salary: £21,078 pa (FTE £26,347 pa) plus excellent benefits including 28 days holiday pro rata leading to 33 days pro rata after 5 years service

Contract: Contracted to September 2022 with a strong likelihood to be extended and possibly made permanent

Reports to: Welfare and Employability Pathway Service Manager

Location: Orchard House, 15a Purley Road, South Croydon, CR2 6EZ

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

MIND in Croydon is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups. To maintain the diversity of our team we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community, including men who are under-represented in our teams.

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm on 17th December 2021. To apply send a CV and a covering letter explaining why you are a good fit for the role to hr@mindincroydon.org.uk.

 

Employment Support Worker (full-time)

We are also recruiting a part time role above.

This role is an exciting opportunity to work in the Welfare Benefits and Employment Support Team based in South Croydon. The role is contracted to September 2022 with a strong likelihood to be extended and possibly made permanent.

The successful post holder will motivate and enable people experiencing poor mental health to take the opportunity to move towards the world of work. The post holder will carry a large and diverse caseload. The caseload will include an element of supporting people to sustain employment. Mind in Croydon is a voluntary organisation which is concerned with the welfare of people experiencing mental health, living in the London Borough of Croydon.

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Key tasks include:

  • Creating person centred action plans for clients and conducting reviews to set objectives and measure achievements.  Assisting the caseload with searching and applying for jobs, with a focus on finding jobs that match skills and abilities.
  • Using an understanding of Disability Discrimination to support clients with employability goals.
  • Collecting quantitative and qualitative data with the aim of demonstrating services impact and performance. 
  • Develop links with employers to arrange work experience, work placements, in-house experience or work/job shadowing.
  • Developing and delivering workshops to clients and wider stakeholders
  • Maintaining accurate statistics and utilising a file management system.
  • Undertaking a wide range of administrative tasks including keeping detailed case notes, quarterly stats for the commissioners, case studies for monitoring purposes etc.

If you have some experience in mental health advice work, are empathetic, have strong communication skills and a strong work ethic, we look forward to hearing from you.

Salary: £26,347 pa plus excellent benefits including 28 days holiday pro rata leading to 33 days pro rata after 5 years service

Contract: Contracted to September 2022 with a strong likelihood to be extended and possibly made permanent

Reports to: Welfare and Employability Pathway Service Manager

Location: Orchard House, 15a Purley Road, South Croydon, CR2 6EZ

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

MIND in Croydon is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups. To maintain the diversity of our team we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community, including men who are under-represented in our teams.

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm on 17th December 2021. To apply send a CV and a covering letter explaining why you are a good fit for the role to hr@mindincroydon.org.uk.

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