Mental Health Outreach Worker Complex Needs Housing

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St Albans/Welwyn Garden City
Fixed Term
Annual salary £22,500-£23,500 plus discretionary retention bonus of up to £4,212 over two years
Closing date: 15/02/2023
Disability Confident Employer

Mind in Mid Herts

We are looking for a Mental Health Outreach Worker to work as part of a Multidisciplinary Team with housing teams and drug and alcohol services, supporting individuals who are presenting as homeless and have a number of complex needs.  This is a new, 2-year pilot project.  This role covers St Albans and Welwyn Garden City/Hatfield – we also have another vacancy covering East Herts and Broxbourne.

The role is 37.5 hours per week (full time, Monday-Friday 9-5pm). The salary will be £22,500-£23,500 per annum and in addition there will be a discretionary retention bonus of up to £4,212 over two years, with the first payment allocated at the end of the 6 month probationary period, subject to conditions.

The jobholder will provide independent advice, information, onward referral and holistic support to clients experiencing mental ill health or needing support with their mental wellbeing. A person-centred recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approach will be essential in all aspects of the role.  By encouraging early access and providing a pathway to appropriate services, the MDT aims to reduce the use of crisis services by people experiencing mental ill health and reduce their engagement with police, anti-social behaviour, tenancy enforcement, housing needs and environmental health services.

This role would suit a candidate with an understanding of mental health conditions, experience of working with vulnerable individuals including those affected by housing difficulties, and experience of managing a caseload.  It requires excellent communication skills, the ability to work on own initiative whilst retaining teamwork responsibility, and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations in a calm manner.  An understanding of, and ability to work within the principles of equal opportunities and diversity is essential, as is the ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to data protection requirements.

The role requires a car-driver with access to own vehicle.

For more details and the full person specification, please refer to the application pack which can be downloaded from the Mind in Mid Herts website.