Islington, Greater London
£30,000 per year
Contract, Fixed for 12 months with a view to extending, Full-time
Job description

Community Mental Health Outreach Worker

To work within the Islington Central locality core community mental health multidisciplinary/multiagency core team, that integrates services across Health, Social Care and the Voluntary Community Sector.

The main aims of the role:

  • Improve patient experience and outcomes
  • Ensure people with mental illness have improved access to mental health support
  • That care and support is holistic and person-centred, truly orientated towards the promotion and maximisation of individuals’ health, wellbeing and independence
  • Health inequalities often faced by people with severe mental illness are reduced
  • The new community service approach is a true integration across secondary mental health services, the VCS, primary care, social care, community assets as well as other physical healthcare provision.

Key skills:

The post holder must be able to build effective relationships with people affected by mental health issues, be flexible in their method of support, ensure that a personalised approach is maintained. Be able to work as part of new multi-disciplinary team, develop partnerships with key organisations and play a key role in a test and learn approach to community mental health services.

About you

You will have previous experience of working in similar role or related setting and in working in a person-centred way.

You will have responsibility for managing a caseload, triaging referrals, case work management, connecting people to specialist services or community services to promote independent healthy living.

The role involves working with people who will be experiencing complex issues so you will need good listening and communication skills.

You will need excellent IT and organisational skills, be able to adapt to changing demands and priorities, be solution focussed, decisive whilst remaining service focussed.  For more information see the full job description and person specification.

Fixed term contract for 12 months with a view to extending. 

Posted on: 25 October 2021
Closed date: 24 November 2021
Job ref: CMHOW1021
Tags: Support Worker, Practitioner

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