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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

 

Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space Support Worker & Carers Support Worker

Mind in Croydon is  a  highly regarded registered charity operating in the Borough for over 50 years. Mind in Croydon and Croydon BME Forum have formed an exciting new partnership to deliver on an innovative new project, the Croydon Health & WellBeing Space (CHWS), based in the Whitgift Centre, Central Croydon .

We are looking for 2 x Mental Health Support Workers for these interesting and varied roles. One will work directly with Croydon residents referred with mental health issues and the other role will focus on the carers of residents with mental health issues.

CHWS Support Workers will provide advice, information, mental health support and representation to Croydon residents who are referred to the Health and Wellbeing Space through the local Integrated Care Network Plus (ICN+) multi-disciplinary clinical and community mental health support teams (MDTs). Over the next two years, we will be launching other Health and Wellbeing Spaces based in North and/or South Croydon.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver 1 to 1 support to Space service users and manage a caseload of individuals as agreed with the service manager.
  • Provide advice and information relating to all welfare benefits, basic housing advice, general money and debt management, employment opportunities and training etc.
  • Refer or signpost to other relevant services where appropriate
  • Keep up to date about current best practice and legislation within mental health and the field of Information & Advice more generally
  • Maintain accurate and up to date service user records using online triage and

If you have experience of working directly with people to support their mental health, are resilient, and enjoy working in partnerships in local communities, we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week/ Full time
           (This will include weekend work, approximately one in three weekends)

Salary: £26,491 per annum + benefits

Contract: 2 years fixed term contract with some weekend working

Location: Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space (Whitgift Centre) 

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: 15th October 2021.

To apply complete the forms below, sign and return to us at admin@mindincroydon.org.uk or post to Head of HR, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2NE.

Support Worker

CHWS Mental Health Support Worker Application Form Sep 2021

CHWS Mental Health Support Worker Job Description And Person Specification Sep 2021

Carers Support Worker

CHWS Mental Health Carers Support Worker Application Form Sep 2021

CHWS Mental Health Carers Support Worker Job Description Sep 2021

For any queries, call the Head of Human Resources on 020 8668 2210 or e-mail admin@mindincroydon.org.uk.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

 

Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space Senior Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator – (Ref-MMSAC.2021.M)

Mind in Croydon is  a  highly regarded registered charity operating in the Borough for over 50 years. Mind in Croydon and Croydon BME Forum have formed an exciting new partnership to deliver on an innovative new project, the Croydon Health & WellBeing Space (CHWS), based in the Whitgift Centre, Central Croydon .

The  CHWS Senior Administrator and Volunteer Co-ordinator will support the CHWS Team Manager in the operational administration of the non-clinical, client-facing aspects of the service provided by the Mind in Croydon/Croydon BME Forum Partnership. This includes the recruitment and day to day management of a team of 10 volunteers who will provide welcome and initial triage support to service users at Hub locations; the management of volunteer rotas to enable 7 day a week service provision; the management of data gathering, reporting and onward referral to co-located clinical and non-clinical support through bespoke IT systems; and the day-to-day management and utilisation of CHWS buildings.

The CHWS Senior Administrator and Volunteer Co-ordinator will work alongside a  team of clinical mental health and social care professionals, as well as the Mental Health  Support Workers, Mental Health Personal Independence Co-ordinators, Social Prescribing and Community Link Workers, to facilitate access to one to one, specialist casework for Croydon residents living with mental health problems, including working age people, older people, people who are socially isolated, and people who cannot speak English as a first language.

The role-holder should have some line management experience, strong IT skills (Microsoft Office packages and some bespoke IT systems) and experience of working as a senior administrator. Good communication skills, both written and verbal are necessary as are excellent organisational skills, ability to work independently and attention to detail.

This post requires someone with knowledge and experience of working in a busy and varied environment and feels at ease working with clinical staff, children, parents and visitors attending the CHWS. Being adaptable and unflappable is essential

The role is an integral part of the ICN+ which brings together clinical and community-based support and services in co-located teams based in the Health and Wellbeing Spaces. If you have the experience and skills outlined above and enjoy working in partnerships in local communities, we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Hours:   27 hours per week/part-time
(This will include some weekend working)

Salary:   £24,015, (per annum/ part time, pro rata – 27hrs)

Contract:   2 years fixed term 

Location:   Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space (Whitgift Centre) 

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: 15th October 2021.

To apply complete the forms below, sign and return to us at admin@mindincroydon.org.uk or post to Head of HR, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2NE.

CHWS Administrator And Volunteer Coordinator Application Form Sep 2021

CHWS Administrator And Volunteer Coordinator (Ref MMSAC.2021M) Sep 2021

For any queries, call the Head of Human Resources on 020 8668 2210 or e-mail admin@mindincroydon.org.uk.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

 

Mental Health Personal Independence Co-Ordinator

Mind in Croydon and the Croydon BME Forum have formed an exciting new partnership, the PIC Partnership to deliver this innovative, explorative project.

We are looking for 1 x Mental Health Personal Independence Co-ordinator (MHPIC) to join the team of 5 MHPICs. The role involves working directly within the new Integrated Care Network Plus areas right across the Borough of Croydon and with clinical partners, including local GPs, in multi-disciplinary teams. As one of our enthusiastic  MHPICs you will be the direct named key worker for a set number of people within the newly formed Croydon Health & Well Being Space. You will enable people to develop their own Personal Recovery Plans and support them directly to find and access the support and services available to them in their local community. You will ensure that people are enabled to identify their own goals, needs and wishes and are empowered to achieve them.

To help us deliver this ground breaking project, our MHPICs will be skilled, knowledgeable and empathetic. You will enjoy working with people in a person-centred way. You must be flexible and adaptable in approach and be comfortable working in an integrated, whole-team way with people and professionals across the statutory and community health and social care system. The role involves some home visits (risk assessments are carried out first) and some weekend working.

Mind in Croydon is a highly regarded registered charity operating for over 50 years, with approximately 40 employees. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all groups. Details of employment benefits for each organisation can be found by downloading the Terms of Employment documents in the application pack. 

Hours:   Full-time (This will include some weekend working and home visits)

Salary:   £26,491, (per annum/full-time) + benefits

Contract:   2 years fixed term 

Location:   Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space (Whitgift Centre) and in the community

Closing Date for Applications: 16th October 2021.

To apply complete the forms below, sign and return to us at admin@mindincroydon.org.uk or post to Head of HR, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2NE.

MHPIC Co Ordinator Application Form

MHPIC Co Ordinator Mind In Croydon Term Of Employment

MHPIC Job Description & Person Specification (Updated 17th August 2021)For any queries, call the Head of Human Resources on 020 8668 2210 or e-mail admin@mindincroydon.org.uk.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

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