Home-based
Ealing, Greater London
£24,525 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

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Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind provides mental health services in the boroughs. We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and hardworking individual to joining our Adult Services Team.

The Role

An opportunity has arisen within with the Ealing Advice Service (EAS) to provide advice, information, and guidance to adults living with a mental health problem.  

We’re looking for an experienced Mental Health Advice Caseworker to provide advice and guidance to adults living with mental health problems in the borough of Ealing on practical issues such as welfare benefits, housing, financial issues (including debt), and employment, as well as supporting clients in accessing numerous community services.  

The successful candidate will support colleagues on the Ealing Advice Service (EAS) team with enquiries relating to mental health. The Ealing Advice Service (EAS) is a consortium of charity sector organisations, working in partnership to provide advice and guidance to a range of clients with various support needs.

The Mental Health Advice Caseworker will be working from home during the pandemic. However once the pandemic is over, the candidate will be based at the HFEH Mind office in Ealing for approximately three days per week. For the remainder of their time, they will be based across the borough of Ealing at different sites within the community. 

You should have excellent negotiation skills, as well as knowledge of the local area and its population (or a willingness to learn). You must be able to empathise with service users, whilst giving impartial advice in a non-judgmental way. You must be able to demonstrate your effectiveness as an adviser and be comfortable dealing with complex cases with minimum supervision. As the role is focused on providing advice to clients with mental health needs, you should be confident, patient and able to deliver supportive advice in a manner that is easily understood. 

This is a rare opportunity to join a growing and lively charity, where your ideas and contributions will be highly valued and your professional development supported. It is an extremely exciting time to join an organisation with big ambitions to further support those living with mental health problems in West London.  
 

This is a fixed term contract for 35 hours per week until 31st March 2023  (contract renewal dependent on performance and funding).

Post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Please apply by sending your completed application form. 

 

Posted on: 08 January 2021
Closed date: 06 February 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy

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