Befriending Support and Development Worker

Closing date 26 August 2019
Organisation Leeds Mind
Location Clarence House, Clarence Road, LS18 4LB and required regular travel across Leeds South & East
Hours Full time
37 hours per week
Salary £24,313 to £26,317 per annum
Telephone 0113 305 5800
Email recruitment@leedsmind.org.uk
Website www.leedsmind.org.uk/get-involved/vacancies/
Description
Befriending Support and Development Worker  

Leeds Mind is a progressive mental health organisation that supports people experiencing mental health difficulties to flourish.  We are committed to developing services that are sensitive to individual need and of measurable benefit to users.  

South & East Leeds Friends (S.E.L.F) is a Time to Shine funded social support service for people aged 50+ in South and East Leeds who are experiencing mental health difficulties and high levels of social isolation. S.E.L.F can offer one to one support to access social groups, one to one befriending partnerships with a likeminded volunteer and access to a group work programme.  

Essential Skills and Experience:  

· Motivated, confident and resilient
· Excellent administration, record keeping and IT skills
· Relevant experience of delivering 1.1 support
· Non-judgemental and person centred
· Experience of performance monitoring and evaluation
· Knowledge of safe systems of work and procedures to Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
· Experience of recruiting, training and supervising paid staff or volunteers/students
· Knowledge of the issues facing elderly people with mental health needs in the community    

Hours - Full Time (37 hours per week)
Scale - NJC Scale 6 points 18-22
Salary - £24,313 - £26,317 per annum
Contract –Fixed Term until April 2021  

The role is based at Clarence House, Clarence Road, LS18 4LB and required regular travel across Leeds South & East     

Application forms and further details can be obtained by going to our website at www.leedsmind.org.uk  

For an informal discussion about these posts prior to applying please Tel: 0113 3876380 and speak to Emily Jayes or Charlie Smart
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