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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

IMHA Advocacy Worker

  • Full time 36 hours per week. Grade 4 scale point S7 on the Mind Salary Scale £27,816 per annum

  • Permanent

  • Based in Purley and in the community

We are looking for an IMHA Advocacy Worker for this interesting and varied post in our award winning mental health charity. This is an exciting time for us as we look to develop an already successful service. Our two Advocates and the Advocacy Manager operate in the community. Our well established and successful team also work in the Bethlem Hospital and on other hospital sites, with inpatients including some highly complex cases, carrying out general advocacy and Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA). Applicants must have completed and gained the full qualification, the Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy (4 core modules) and the additional specialist module of Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA). The reason for this is that our service holds the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and all Advocates within our service have to hold the qualification for our service to remain compliant. Details of the qualification can be found here: https://www.blackbeltadvocacy.com/certificate-in-advocacy.

You must be able to travel to and from different sites in the borough where clients are seen, including the Bethlem Hospital. We very much look forward to welcoming a new advocate to our team.

Mind in Croydon runs projects to help people with mental health problems. A registered charity operating for over 50 years, we have approximately 40 employees. Benefits include an auto-enrolment pension scheme, 28 days holiday pa (33 after 5 years) and the opportunity to work for a genuinely flexible and ‘family friendly’ organisation. Staff are given every opportunity to train and are encouraged to develop. Mind in Croydon is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups.

MIC Advocate Application Letter

MIC Advocate IMHA And Generic Advocate Job Description

MIC Advocate IMHA Person Specification

MIC Advocate Terms Of Employment

MIC Advocate Application Form

MIC Advocate Equal Opportunities Monitoring Sheet

Closing date for return of completed application forms to: admin@mindincroydon.org.uk (if sending by e-mail) or, by post to The Head of HR, Mind in Croydon Ltd, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2NE is Monday 1 February 2021 by 9am. For any queries, e-mail: michael@mindincroydon.org.uk.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

Mind in Croydon Ltd is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups.

 

 

PIC Partnership

Mental Health Wellbeing Hub Team Manager

  • £36,427 per annum FTE
  • Fixed term contract until 31 March 2023 (with potential to extend)
  • Full time
  • 36 hours per week (worked standard office hours, five days a week Monday to Friday but including some evenings and weekends as required for which time off in lieu will be given)
  • Based at the Mental Health Wellbeing Hub in Central Croydon and out and about in the community
  • Opportunities to work flexibly from home where agreed

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

We are looking for a Manager for this interesting and varied post. You will be responsible for 6 x Mental Health Personal Independence Co-ordinators (MHPICs). Three will be employed by Mind in Croydon and three by the Croydon BME Forum. The Manager (who will be employed by Mind in Croydon) will have the opportunity to shape the role and the team. Your team will consist of the 6 MHPICs we are recruiting now and there will be the opportunity for up to a further 5 Mental Health Support Workers/volunteers to come on board as the project develops. The role involves working directly within the new Integrated Care Network Plus areas (map below) right across the Borough and with clinical partners, including local GPs, in multi-disciplinary teams. You will have a refreshing and enthusiastic approach to operational design for this ground breaking, explorative work. You and your team will support people to identify mental health and wellbeing goals, and empower them to develop an action plan/Personal Recovery Plan within set targets and performance parameters. The individuals you work with will have a range of mental health and wellbeing issues, including some complex and/or enduring issues.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled, knowledgeable and empathetic person, who enjoys working with people in a person-centred way. They must have substantive previous operational and/or project management experience, excellent communication skills, be resilient, flexible and adaptable in approach and be effective working in an integrated, whole-team way with people and professionals across the statutory and community health and social care system. Ideally they will have previous experience of managing and developing new teams using innovative systems to achieve challenging goals.

Mind in Croydon is a registered charity operating for over 50 years, we have approximately 40 employees. Benefits include an auto-enrolment pension scheme, 28 days holiday pa (33 after 5 years) and the opportunity to work for a genuinely flexible and ‘family friendly’ organisation. Staff are given every opportunity to train and are encouraged to develop. Mind in Croydon is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups.

Interviews will be online and are likely to take place on Monday 22, Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 February.

MHPIC Manager Application Letter

MHPIC Manager Application Form

MHPIC Manager Job Description

MHPIC Manager Terms Of Employment

MHPIC Manager Map

Closing date for return of completed application forms to: admin@mindincroydon.org.uk (if sending by e-mail) or, by post to The Head of HR, Mind in Croydon Ltd, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2NE is Monday 8 February 2021 by 9am. 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-Ordinators

  • £26,491 per annum FTE
  • Fixed term contract until 31 March 2023
  • Full time
  • 36 hours per week (worked standard office hours, five days a week Monday to Friday but including some evenings and weekends as required for which time off in lieu will be given)
  • Based at the Mental Health Wellbeing Hub in Central Croydon and out and about in the community
  • Opportunities to work flexibly from home where agreed

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 6 x Mental Health Personal Independence Co-ordinators (MHPICs). Three will be employed by Mind in Croydon and three by the Croydon BME Forum. These roles involve working directly within the new Integrated Care Network Plus areas (map below) right across the Borough and with clinical partners, including local GPs, in multi-disciplinary teams. As one of our enthusiastic new MHPICs you will be the direct named key worker for a set number of people within the newly formed Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub. 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. They will enjoy working with people in a person-centred way. They 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.

Mind in Croydon is a registered charity operating for over 50 years, with approximately 40 employees. Croydon BME Forum is the umbrella organisation for Croydon’s Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector; engaging people, building capacity, and promoting equality and cohesion. Both the BME Forum and Mind in Croydon are equal opportunities employers 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 below. 

Interviews will be online and are likely to take place on Monday 22, Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 February.

MHPIC Co Ordinator Application Letter

MHPIC Co Ordinator Application Form

MHPIC Co Ordinator Job Description

MHPIC Co Ordinator BME Forum Terms Of Employment

MHPIC Co Ordinator Mind In Croydon Term Of Employment

MHPIC Co Ordinator Map

Closing date for return of completed application forms to: admin@mindincroydon.org.uk (if sending by e-mail) or, by post to The Head of HR, Mind in Croydon Ltd, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2NE is Monday 8 February 2021 by 9am. 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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