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Community Link Worker
  • Employer: Richmond Fellowship
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  • Published: Thu 05/09/2019, 11:15 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/10/2019, 11:18 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £19,943 pa (with progression to £20,480)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hammersmith , Hammersmith & Fulham

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Community Link Worker

You have experience of working within mental health services or transferable skills from a related environment, plus a real commitment to service user development. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Community Link Worker.

We need someone like you to join the team at Richford Gate Medical Practice. Here, you’ll work with people with mental health issues accessing the Employment, Recovery and Wellbeing Service in Hammersmith on a 1-2-1 basis to develop a sense of independence, purpose and fulfilment and gain the skills they need to return to work or training.  This will involve providing community based groups/sessions and promoting access to a range of activities within the wider community.

A great listener, with a flexible approach and a flair for planning and prioritising a busy workload, you love motivating and engaging people in a range of developmental and rehabilitative activities. What’s more, you have a good understanding of mental health issues and how they affect people. Experience of identifying and coordinating a range of services to meet an individual’s needs and to enable them to engage with community activities is also essential.

As well as having an understanding of mental illness, we’ll be looking for the ability to prioritise a busy workload and work well within a team. You ‘ll also need the communication skills it takes to and motivate and inspire others and liaise effectively with a wide range of organisations and individuals. Proficient using office IT and willing to work some weekends and evenings would also be an advantage. And, if you have experience of running Workshops session, even better, although this is not essential, as training will be provided.

Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £20,480.00 per annum will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.

This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits, including a smartphone? Apply now via our website.

Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.