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Location: Wimbledon, London
Salary: Up to £34000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Specialist Health and Wellbeing

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest providers of supported accommodation services various clients such as young people, clients with a history of homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues. They aim to help vulnerable people find opportunities to change their lives and futures.

Position Available: Specialist Health and Wellbeing - Wimbledon. With some travel to other areas in South London, £34kpa, fixed term contract until 31.08.2021

Role Purpose:

Lead a team of peer advisors to deliver flexible services to participants with complex needs to improve their employability skills and to move into sustainable employment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee the Psychological Wellbeing Programme within the Health and Wellbeing Team

Undertake management supervision of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Volunteer Peer Coordinator including managing caseloads, monitoring performance and development.

Organise and deliver SMART recovery meetings.

Promote the service to external agencies.

Liaise with Clinical Supervisors to provide clinical supervision of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.

Coordinate and deliver a programme of health and wellbeing workshops aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting strategies for self-management.

Develop relationships with key statutory and other mental health providers, along with other providers to support the recovery of our customers.

Design a monitoring framework for the Specialist Health + Wellbeing programme.

Work with customers to develop the service and respond to feedback.

Work in partnership with services across all boroughs Evolve Housing + Support supports its customers. Provide support and guidance to team mangers, team leaders and support staff in promotion, referral pathways and identifying customers for the programme.

Provide training to other services, through the development of both subject and team specific training on a range of issues that support our customers.

Provide oversight of the Volunteer Wellbeing Peer Advisors programme

Oversight of recruitment of volunteers with Volunteering Peer Coordinator, including interviewing and inducting volunteers.

Manage referral process and create robust systems to enable tight management of the project. Manage database of customers and track progress and outcomes.

Work with colleagues in Community and Central Services team and wider organisation to embed the work of the programme both internally and externally to key stakeholders.

Work with colleagues across the organisation and central office to develop future fundraising and continuation funding applications.

Support events that reward or recognise volunteers for their contribution to the project.

Organise events that celebrate volunteers and customers commitment to the process, providing activities to keep them engaged, and provide new opportunities to be stretched and developed.

Manage budgets and work with Area Manager and finance to develop future budgets.

Work with Area Manager to develop work plan that incorporates corporate and operational work plan

Develop reporting mechanisms and have oversight of monitoring framework in line with organisational recommendations.

Attend all staff meetings, supervision and training as required and work at other locations as and when required. Flexible working may be required including evenings and weekends where required

Experience required:

  • Relevant professional qualification (Counselling, Therapeutic, or other relevant area of work)
  • Experience of managing a service for people with complex needs
  • Experience of managing others working with people with mental health issues and additions
  • Experience in managing, or delivering programmes using psychological or therapeutic frameworks
  • Experience of delivering supervision
  • Experience of working with addictions
  • Experience of working with funders and reporting schedules
  • Membership of professional body (desirable)
  • Experience in managing volunteers
  • Experience in co-production and developing programmes that respond to change and need
  • Experience in delivering training, workshops to a range of staff and customers
  • Knowledge of the issues facing homeless people.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, diagnosis and treatment options, as well as referral pathways
  • Detailed knowledge of child, adolescent and adult stages of development and their attendance issues
  • Detailed understanding of safeguarding practices for children and adults
  • Knowledge of psychological and therapeutic approaches and frameworks

How to apply:

  • If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration.
  • *Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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