Information and Options Worker
(Fixed Term – 3 months, possibility to be extended or made permanent)
Part Time Hours – 25 hours per week
Salary – £22,500 per annum (pro rata)
Location – High Wycombe
Do you have the passion and drive to make a difference in mental health? Are you looking for a new opportunity which is varied, challenging but very rewarding? With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem at some point in their lives, people need our services more than ever.
Buckinghamshire Mind shares national Mind’s vision: “We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.”
Purpose of the Role
The Information and Options Worker will help to raise patient awareness of alternative mental health services appropriate to personal need and circumstances and encourage their use to improve longer term mental health and well-being.
Working closely with the Adult Mental Health Team the post holder will take referrals (post assessment or during treatment) and signpost patients aged 18-65 to appropriate community support services – both within Bucks Mind and with other service providers.
The post holder will produce monitoring reports and collate printed publicity material and information. Close liaison with the Buckinghamshire Mind community teams will also be required to ensure referrals into Buckinghamshire Mind services are well supported and that information and publications are up to date and available.
For further information relating to the role, please read the job description and person specification: IOW South (Feb 2019)
VERY IMPORTANT: Applicants should send a copy of their CV along with a ‘Supporting Statement’ which responds to each of the points listed in the Person Specification / Selection Criteria. For example, a) An understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of people living with mental and emotional problems – please let us know what skills and experience you have to match this criteria. The short-listing panel make their decisions based on this information and no assumptions about your skills or experience will be made.
Please send all applications to [email protected] The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd February 2019. Interviews will take place week commencing 4th March 2019.
We would also be grateful if you could fill out the equal opportunities monitoring form (available here).
Buckinghamshire Mind is an Equal Opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Any offer made relating to this post will be subject to satisfactory references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
NOTE: The post holder will be an employee of Buckinghamshire Mind but will also be given an honorary Oxford Health contract in order to access premises and interrogate and upload patient notes.