West Berkshire
Wokingham, Wokingham
Reading, Reading
£31,371 per year NJC SP (NHS band 6)
Contract, 1 year, renewable subject to funding, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Mental Health Care Coordinator

Refugee Mental Health Care Coordinator (MHCC)

This is an exciting opportunity for a mental health professional to help set up a new post and partnership between RRSG and Berks West CCGBerkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.  You will support the mental health needs of refugees, asylum seekers and dispersed asylum seekers living within or arriving in the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group area by;

  1. Work closely with refugees, asylum seekers, and their case workers, to coordinate early intervention supporting their mental health and well being in a culturally sensitive and inclusive approach, taking into account barriers such as language, religion, and potential stigma.
  2. Promoting awareness and increased understanding within NHS partners of the mental health support need of refugees and asylum seekers and how services are meeting those needs.
  3. Working with NHS partners to reduce the inequalities in access to mental health support experienced by the refugee community through some direct casework, increasing coordination, effective and informed signposting and referrals and reducing strain on statutory services.

Full time or part-time,  NJC SP £31,371 (NHS band 6) (FTE)  working across Reading Wokingham and West Berkshire.

Application Instructions

Both the application form and the equal opportunities forms must be returned

You can also find all the documents and supporting information on the RRSG website under JOBS.

Incremental salary scale (subject to annual review) and Pension 6% employee contribution.
25 days leave plus Bank Holidays (plus 1 day p/a up to 30)
Government Bike scheme, staff welfare days, counselling support.

Reading Refugee Support Group is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our staff, volunteers and clients, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

Make sure you demonstrate in your application how you meet the criteria in the Job Specification. This is how we will shortlist applications and score you in your interview.

No CVs.

Posted on: 20 October 2021
Closed date: 19 November 2021
Job ref: MHCC21
Tags: Advice, Information, Practitioner