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.
Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space Support Worker
Mind in Croydon is a 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. We are looking for two Mental Health Support Workers for these interesting and varied roles.
Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space Support Workers will provide advice, information, mental health support and representation to Croydon residents who are referred to the Health and Wellbeing Space at the Whitgift Centre in Central/East Croydon 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.
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 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
Contract: 2 years fixed term until 31st August 2023
Location: Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space (Whitgift Centre) and Mind in Croydon, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon, CR0 5LA
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 Friday July 30, 2021. To apply visit: https://uk.indeed.com/job/health-and-wellbeing-space-support-worker-8f11924811b41114