E3, London
£23,096 per annum
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Support Worker - LEAP Project (28 hours per week).

This project is funded until June 2022

The starting salary for 28 hours per week will be £18,477 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham (MITHN) is a charity providing a wide range of services for residents in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Redbridge and Havering including: Counselling, Mental Health support services, Advocacy and community engagement activities.

MITHN has been awarded 5-year funding by the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver the LEAP project, a new and exciting initiative. The LEAP project will offer people with lived experience of mental health the opportunity to become Community Peer Leaders who will be able to access a well-developed training programme and supported to facilitate and develop their own groups within their local community. This project is aimed at communities across the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge.

We are now seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about working with people and communities and able to motivate others. This role is for 28 hours and will require you to work across the 3 boroughs mentioned above to support project development and delivery.   

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good understanding of a recovery-based approach when working with people with mental health issues.
  • Skills to be a Self-starter who is enthusiastic, energetic and solution focused
  • Good experience of developing and supporting peer led groups and Peer Leaders, as well as some experience of supporting or delivering training programmes.
  • Excellent people skills as you will be required to establish, develop and maintain positive relationships with both professionals and participants to this programme.
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English and IT skills                          
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage deadlines and workloads

There are opportunities for training and benefits include: a company pension and 30 days annual leave, comprehensive E-Learning Programme and access to an Employment Assistance Programme (EAP).

Applications welcome from all sections of the community. CVs will not be accepted

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and proof of right to work in the UK

Closing date: 9.00am, Wednesday 29th January 2020

Interviews will be held on Friday 7th February 2020


Posted on: 13 January 2020
Closed date: 29 January 2020
Job ref: LSW
Tags: Support Worker

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