Caseworker – Mental Health Services
£21,589 - £25,295 pa
Full time (37.5 hours per week)
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
The Sanctuary is part of the Bristol Mental Health Service, and provides a safe, welcoming and comfortable place for people aged 16 and over who are experiencing acute emotional distress, which may be associated with their mental health and for those seeking to prevent the onset of a crisis. The Sanctuary also provides services to people with a relationship to someone in crisis.
In the role of Caseworker, you will be supporting individuals to recognize and develop their own strategies for crisis prevention and management, and to help them to utilize their own experience through sharing of problems and looking at alternatives and solutions to support their own recovery; and the recovery of others accessing the service. The Sanctuary is predominant an evening/night service and our shift pattern is Friday to Monday with s between 3 pm until 1 am.
We are looking for someone with knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, who has enthusiasm and passion for supporting people in, or at risk of crisis and who is committed to client involvement both in their own lives and in the ongoing development of the service. We welcome and encourage applications from those with lived experience of mental health issues and/or accessing services to apply.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development. For this role staff can claim an additional 20% pay premium for unsocial hours worked as part of a day shift after 8pm or before 8am Monday to Friday as well as for all hours during day shifts worked on Saturday and Sunday.
If you believe that you have what we are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity which makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, we encourage you to apply.
Please ensure that you read the comprehensive job description and person specification for the role. When applying please address the person specification, clearly setting out how you meet the requirements for the role.
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Closing Date: 10.00am, 11 December 2019
Interview and Assessments: 18 December 2019
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check, will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.