News Archive February 2018
CLOSED – Job – Social Networking Caseworker
- £22,917 to £25,463 (between Grade 4, Scale point S1 and S5 on the Mind salary scale) per annum for full time, 36 hours per week. Salary on appointment will depend on skills and abilities.
- Hours to be worked – 36 hours per week, any time including if necessary, early mornings, late evenings, weekends and bank holidays. You need to be flexible and may be required to work your hours to meet the needs of service users (for example, if a service user needs to be taken to hospital emergency department towards the end of a shift or they wish to undertake a regular early morning activity) and this may be required at short notice.
Main purpose of job: To promote recovery and social inclusion in service users by facilitating their participation in mainstream activities. The aim is to achieve the following outcomes: assisting in maintaining and improving recovery; build self-confidence; improve physical well-being; improve social networks beyond mental health services; improve personal skills including educational attainment and reduce dependence on mental health services where appropriate.
The role is based mainly at Mind’s Social Networking Centre (which is just across the road from East Croydon Station), Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, Croydon CRO 5LA and the work takes place there and at other locations out and about in the community.
Staff benefits include an auto-enrolment pension scheme, 28 days holiday per annum (rising to 33 after 5 years) pro-rated downwards to reflect that this is a part-time role, and the opportunity to work for a ‘family friendly’ organisation.
All posts may be subject to enhanced DBS checks. Application packs are available below and should be returned completed to The Human Resources Manager, Mind in Croydon Ltd, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2NE or firstname.lastname@example.org – Closing date Friday 16th March at 5pm.
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Author: Cat Ayres
Posted on: 16th February 2018
Welfare Benefits Advice Line Closed for February
The Mind in Croydon Welfare benefits Advice Line will be closed for general advice enquiries throughout February, due to oversubscribed appeal representation requests on our waiting lists and shortage of staff resources.
We ask that people continue to leave their details on the advice line voicemail for form filling or appeal assistance enquiries and we will return calls on these issues.
For general benefits advice please contact either Citizens Advice Bureau Advice Line on 020 8684 2236 or the Councils Welfare Rights Advice Hotline on 0800 731 5920.
We hope to reopen the advice line in March but will continue to keep you informed on this.
Author: Cat Ayres
Posted on: 1st February 2018