We’re Recruiting: 1 x Community Connector (Mental Health)
Could you be the bridge between someone currently struggling with their mental health and a world of helpful people and life-enhancing activities?
We’re recruiting for a Community Connector to support people with mental health issues to connect with their communities through the development of a personalised programme of health and wellbeing activities.
You will support people with mental health issues to access appropriate mental health services and take part in community activities in their local area that meet their wider needs, such as finance, housing or employment; as well as to those that will provide them with meaningful engaging activities that suit their skills and interests.
You will also support them to volunteer in a local charity and, if they are interested, to develop their own activities or social action projects, such as leading their own walking group or coffee morning.
As a Community Connector, you will become a local expert, gathering and sharing information about local opportunities, activities, and support, bringing people together and supporting them to remain confident and independent in their everyday lives. You will be led by the individuals themselves, to develop a personalised programme of support, building on their own personal strengths and assets.
The programme is funded by East London NHS Foundation Trust, managed by Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, and you will be part of a multi-disciplinary neighbourhood team, working closely with mental health services and key health and social care services, as well as local community and voluntary sector partners.
£27,000 per year
To apply for this role, please email a completed application form (all sections – A, B and C) to firstname.lastname@example.org OR by post to Lauren Tobias, Volunteer Centre Hackney, 12-13 Springfield House, 5 Tyssen St, London, E8 2LY, by 9am Friday 24 September 2021.
We actively encourage people from all backgrounds including people with disabilities or support needs to apply for this opportunity as we really want applicants to reflect the diverse demographics of Hackney residents.
If submitting a written application is not the best way to tell us about your skills and experience, please let us know and we will discuss your needs with you.
If you have any questions about the role, please call Lauren on 020 7241 4443 ext 2001.