Recruitment Solutions are currently recruiting for a Mental Health Link Worker for our client based in Kent.
Locations available: Folkestone, Sittingbourne, Dartford & Gravesend.
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term until March 2022
Salary: £20,886 - £23,584 gross per annum
The role will support people and communities most affected by the impact of Covid, particularly those on low incomes, and individuals facing higher risks to their mental health, including people with long-term conditions, and existing mental health problems.
You’ll work with people on a one-to-one basis, assessing their needs, setting goals and helping them become more connected with others and their local community. The role involves working closely with other professionals and organisations, including district and borough councils, to make sure people are receiving the most appropriate support for their needs.
Support people through different approaches, including one-to-one support as well as referring and signposting to other services and community provision
Provide a strength-based, personalised approach in supporting people to better manage their mental health and wellbeing, working with them based on their priorities and needs
Co-produce a simple, personalised support plan which is goal focused and reviewed
Effectively manage a caseload, with a good awareness and understanding of when to refer to other professionals/agencies when the person’s needs are beyond the scope of the service
Identify, assess and effectively manage risk and safeguarding issues
Supports clients to access more specialist services as appropriate.
Work independently in the community, proactively building up a network of professional relationships, including district and boroughs, to ensure that you are able to support people with a range of needs
Maintain timely, accurate and up to date records relating to people and assist in the compilation of progress reports and other reports as required
Whilst experience isn’t required for the role, and interest or background in mental health, charities and support would be advantageous.
Due to the nature of the role, an enhanced DBS check will be required before you can start.
Please only apply if you fully match the skills and experience required. If you have not had contact from us within 72 hours of your application, due to receiving high volumes of applications, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
For further information on this opportunity please contact:
Tel: 01303 220844