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Peer Support Worker (Enablement Service)
Full and Part Time roles available – willing to consider various hours, shift patterns will include some evening and weekend work.
£18,637 per annum, pro rata
Based: Solihull City Centre
Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a national charity with over 35 years of experience in delivering high-quality mental health and social care services. We have a positive impact on the lives of people living with mental health needs in our local communities. We provide services across England, from Northumberland to Plymouth, led by a highly motivated and enthusiastic workforce who are committed to delivering the best quality services to those in need of support.
Everything about MHM is people focused, our people are central to delivering the highest quality of service and care to our clients and service users. Working in partnership with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, our new service, Mental Health Community Enablement Services, will provide early intervention for people living with co-existing Mental Health needs and Autism to support people to be as independent as possible. This is an exciting and innovative new service and is one of the first to be delivered in England and therefore having the right staff who are enthusiastic, motivated and experienced in place is crucial.
About the role
As a Peer Support Worker within our Enablement service, you will work to support adults with co-existing Mental Health conditions and autistic traits and/or autistic diagnosis. You will work alongside our Recovery Workers and other staff, drawing directly from your own experience of autism, mental health difficulties or caring for someone who experiences autism or mental health difficulties.
You will work with our experienced team to provide practical and emotional support, allowing you to connect with people and enabling them to build self-confidence, a sense of personal wellbeing, build their own networks and engage with their family, friends and communities. Your work will include supporting people to achieve their own recovery goals in a personalised non-judgement way.
Responsibilities will include:
- To support clients and Recovery Workers to create collaborative plans which identify the client’s goals and steps they wish to take to achieve them.
- To work alongside the client through their journey to achieve their personal goals
- To work with people in a face to face, virtual and telephone-based way to offer responsive support
- To support clients to access statutory support including psychological interventions.
- To develop and maintain a good working knowledge of community resources and partner organisations to signpost clients and to promote social inclusion.
- To encourage clients to engage positively in the wider community and to signpost to partner agencies as required.
Experience or knowledge of community mental health services is essential whether through lived experience or work. You will have experience of comminating with people with autism or mental health in a supportive and beneficial way and be able to demonstrate a proactive and positive attitude.
You will be able to demonstrate careful listening and a non-judgemental attitude working with people to understand their needs and aspirations.
You will be able to support people’s self-management (that is, the actions people can do to take care of themselves and gain control over their own lives) and be able to place the person at the heart of their own support, working alongside them to achieve their goals.
What we offer
At MHM not only can you expect a competitive salary, generous annual leave and pension entitlement, you can also expect to be supported in your ongoing personal and professional development. In addition, you will work with people who are passionate about supporting individuals in their day to day lives.
In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, 25 days annual leave per annum, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.
Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in event of a successful application.
All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview.
MHM is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Mental Health Support / Recovery Navigator
£18,639 per annum
2 x 37.5 hours per week (part time roles will be considered)
Our client is a leading provider of mental health services in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
They are looking for Recovery Navigators to work in partnership with people experiencing mental health difficulties who are currently residing in non-acute in-patient care. You will deliver a person centred recovery approach, in groups or on an individual basis, that focuses on developing, maintaining and strengthening their skills and abilities. Ultimately you will support service users to attain independence in daily living skills in agreement with their individual needs and personal plans, achieving successful outcomes and promoting moving on.
They are looking for mental health professionals with experience of assessing and constructing care plans that support people to be in control of their lives. Ideally you will be QCF / NVQ level 3 qualified or have a willingness to work towards this qualification. It is essential that you have an empathy for people experiencing mental health issues and are committed to service user involvement and empowerment. You will have a good understanding of equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding and health & safety.
You will need to be flexible due to the shift patterns which include evenings and weekends. Shift patterns include 7am to 3pm and 1pm to 9pm
Benefits include an attractive defined contribution pension scheme, Paycare which offers employees affordable cover for a range of healthcare treatments, an Employee Assistance Programme which includes free counselling and a comprehensive training programme.
Their people are key to the success of the organisation and they are recognised as both a Mindful Employer as well as achieving Gold standard success in Investors in People. They welcome applications from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.
Closing date for applications is 24th January 2022
Interviews will take place on 7th and 8th February 2022 via Zoom
Home based in Leeds (serving mainly wider West Yorkshire areas)
Plus frequent local and regional travel, occasional UK-wide travel and overnight stays.
Anne Frank Workers are the front-line delivery posts for all the education programmes of the Anne Frank Trust UK, leading our workshops, training our peer educators and mentoring our ambassadors in schools and communities across the country. This is a varied, exciting and demanding role for highly organised professionals with a deeply held commitment to equality and the skills to engage 10 to 15-year-olds in a structured, creative journey of learning and empowerment. If appointed, you will joining a dedicated team of people who are inspired by Anne Frank, passionate about young people and committed to empowering them to challenge prejudice.
- Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
- Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification below (up to 4 pages).
Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022 at 5pm
Tasks and Responsibilities
- To be outcome-focused and highly organised in planning and carrying out a varied portfolio of educational work, aimed at empowering young people (usually aged 10 to 15) with the knowledge, skills and commitment to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
- To be pro-active, methodical and determined in booking Anne Frank Trust programmes into schools and community settings, and to maintain close working links with key schools and partner organisations.
- To lead inspirational classes and workshops in schools, in community venues and online – teaching about Anne Frank, the Holocaust and all forms of prejudice today; challenging stereotypes; building anti-discriminatory values; and developing skills in recognising and responding to prejudice.
- To train young people as peer educators so that they share their knowledge and values with their schools and communities, e.g. as guides to Anne Frank exhibitions or by running activities based on Anne Frank’s Diary.
- To train small groups of peer educators as Anne Frank Ambassadors, drawing on their personal views and experiences of prejudice to produce creative responses to Anne Frank, and empowering them to disseminate their anti-prejudice messages as effectively as possible.
- To provide mentoring to a caseload of Anne Frank Ambassadors, usually out of school hours, supporting them through a journey of learning and empowerment from induction to alumni support when they turn 16.
- To be imaginative, collaborative and practical in organising and supporting events and projects with Anne Frank Ambassadors and their communities, including local Anne Frank exhibitions, regional multi-school training days, and an annual national conference.
- To plan, deliver and monitor all work to meet the targets set by the Trust’s funders and operational plans, and to implement the Trust’s curriculum, quality standards, values and policies.
- To achieve excellent practice in working with young people, notably by focusing on ambitious but realistic learning objectives, by maintaining a balance of warm engagement and clear boundaries, by identifying any safeguarding or welfare needs, and by making appropriate referrals to other agencies.
- In all aspects of the role to give a high priority to equality and diversity, notably in the reach, content and impact of educational activities.
- To keep thorough records of all activity on the Trust’s databases, and to be proficient in gathering data for evaluation, e.g. by encouraging young people to complete questionnaires
- To use manual handling skills when necessary, e.g. to carry, set up and dismantle educational exhibitions made of pop-up banners.
- To assist occasionally with fundraising, e.g. by contributing ideas to grant applications or by supporting young people to speak at donor events.
- To undertake a continuous process of professional development and self-reflection, participating in training, and keeping up to date with best practice especially in education about prejudice and in youth empowerment.
- To be managed through close two-way communication with line manager, including monthly one to one Support & Supervision sessions and an Annual Appraisal.
- To be a collaborative team member with the Anne Frank Workers and other colleagues, participating in staff meetings and contributing to the development, cohesion, productivity and team fun of the organisation as a whole.
- To undertake other tasks commensurate with Anne Frank Worker role, especially as led by the empowered Anne Frank Ambassadors.
All applications to the posts will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Educated to at least degree level, ideally with a relevant professional qualification, e.g. teaching or youth work.
- Full driving licence.
- Substantial experience of running learning activities with groups of young people, including aged 10 to 15.
- Experience of engaging with and meeting the needs of disadvantaged young people and/or those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
- Experience of providing pastoral or emotional support.
- Experience of working successfully as part of a team.
- Experience of keeping records and writing reports.
- Knowledge of best practice in teaching and/or youth empowerment.
- Familiarity with the needs and issues experienced by young people, their families and communities.
- Sound understanding of safeguarding.
- Understanding and ideas about how to challenge prejudice and discrimination.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Highly developed organisational skills, able to meet deadlines and manage a varied workload.
- Ability to identify, initiate and sustain effective relationships with other professionals and organisations.
- Ability to use initiative and develop new projects or ways of working.
- Strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
- Manual handling skills, e.g. for carrying and using pop-up banners.
- Excellent presentation skills – able to present clearly and inspire an audience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrate a balance of warmth and boundaries.
VALUES AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
- Enthusiasm for Anne Frank and the work of the Trust, including a commitment to the Trust’s strategic direction to greater youth empowerment and creativity.
- A deeply held belief in equality and diversity.
- Passionate commitment to the wellbeing and empowerment of young people.
- Creativity, energy, a can-do attitude to solving problems, with a willingness to learn.
- Willingness to travel regionally and across the UK, and to work evenings and weekends when required.
- Access to a car
- Enhanced DBS check on appointment
- If working from home, an appropriate working space
At the Anne Frank Trust UK we are strongly committed to equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We aim for a diverse workforce and inclusive work practices. As an anti-prejudice education charity, we positively value the insights of staff who have lived experience of prejudice or discrimination.
If you would need adjustments or specific support to carry out any of the tasks or responsibilities in the job description – e.g. because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this during the recruitment process. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will respond.
If you believe that you may be unfairly disadvantaged in meeting any of the points of the person specification or if you need any specific help during the recruitment process – e.g., again, because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this in your application. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will take it into account or what support we can offer.
• Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
• Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification (up to 4 pages).
• Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Please complete a RMC job application via our Refugee and Migrant Centre website
Job Description: Housing Support Officer
Reporting to: Casework Team Managers
Responsible for: Volunteers Salary: £22.5k - £24.5k approx.– (dependent on length & breadth of experience)
Hours: 35 (full time)
Contract: 12 months with the possibility of extension.
Probation period: 4 months
Location: RMC’s Walsall & Wolverhampton office – working across one or more branches may be a requirement.
The Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC) is an established, multi award winning charity that provides a safe, welcoming environment to thousands of refugees and migrants living in the Black Country and Birmingham.
Our highly skilled and diverse staff team provide a broad range of services including advice and support on immigration (OISC regulated level 1 & 2), employment, welfare, education, ESOL, housing, homelessness, destitution, citizenship, health and wellbeing.
RMC have been assisting beneficiaries to access and sustain appropriate accommodation and improve their housing and living conditions for nearly two decades. RMC also deals with many aspects of homelessness, destitution, rough sleeping, exploitation etc.
Purpose of the Job:
As the housing officer, with your insight and knowledge of the housing related issues and regulations, you will work alongside the main casework teams on the delivery and development of our housing and homelessness related provision.
- Providing expert advice to clients on their housing rights, responsibilities and entitlements.
- Delivering training and support to colleagues on housing related processes, law, legislation and changes linked to the Homelessness Reduction Act.
- To create and engage with a portfolio of private sector landlords negotiating on behalf of our clients; securing accommodation, addressing quality concerns and supporting the local authority in raising housing standards.
- Engaging with hard to reach individuals and communities to provide housing related options;
- Working in collaboration with key partners and providers to address homelessness and tackle rouge landlords.
- Developing and delivering housing and welfare related workshops to clients to enable them to sustain and manage in their accommodation as part of a wider community.
- To safeguard vulnerable clients and those who are at risk of exploitation due to their status or circumstances, inclusive of those with no recourse to public funds
- You will support managers, leading on delivering and evidencing LAASLO (Local authority asylum and refugee liaison Officer), housing, homeless prevention and rough sleeper outcomes based on funder targets.
- To offer holistic support and intervention to clients who have received notice from the Home office on their asylum application.
- To ensure that clients are supported to access the full extent of resources and provisions that they are entitled to; immigration, welfare, health, housing, employment and schools etc. especially clients who are with no recourse to public funds.
- To positively influence clients to access private rented sector housing solutions.
- To negotiate and work collaboratively with landlords and housing providers to secure quality and long term housing for our clients.
- To mediate between landlords, housing providers, LA and our clients to offer remedial action and assistance to prevent evictions
- To work proactively, analysis data to provide adequate intervention; with an ability to coordinate support across all services to meet need.
- To negotiate and work collaboratively with the team and agencies to support our vulnerable rough sleeping clients and those at risk of homelessness.
- To provide outreach surgeries providing expert housing advice and realistic housing related solution to vulnerable individuals and the local community.
- To provide accurate options to clients based on their status and home office decisions; inclusive of assisting with voluntary returns where feasible and safe option.
- To work with our core client group to empower and enable them to sustain their housing inclusive of income maximisation and community integration.
- To develop and deliver training sessions to colleagues on supporting clients sustain their tenancies, sharing your expert insight on the housing rights and responsibilities that are relevant to our clients and their housing circumstances.
- In order to deliver the stated aims of this post, a degree of flexibility is needed and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above. Such duties will fall within the scope of the job within the appropriate pay grade. The job description will therefore be subject to periodic review with the post holder to ensure it accurately reflects the duties that are being performed
- In-depth knowledge of the private sector housing – law, legislation and client’s rights, responsibilities and entitlements.
- Ability to create and deliver workshops to enable individuals sustain tenancies
- Experience of delivering presentation and workshops tailored to key audiences.
- Excellent record keeping and reporting skills with the ability to work on own initiative to meet KPI’s and project outcomes.
- Confident in advocating for clients with external partners and agencies
- Up to date knowledge and delivery experience of the benefit and welfare system- especially Universal Credit.
- Knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act and ability to safeguard vulnerable individuals from homelessness.
- Demonstrable experience of providing outreach support for individuals within community settings, maintaining professional boundaries at all times.
- Experience of working with vulnerable client groups and supporting them to access realistic options.
- Ability to work in partnership with different teams and funders; having a collaborative approach to working.
- Ability to work flexibly across several projects in a high pace environment.
- Commitment to equality and diversity.
- Experience of working in a multicultural environment and sensitivity towards other cultures.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.