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Mental Health Support Worker (Creative and Well People Support) - Inspired Neighbourhood

Job Description:
We are looking for two motivated individuals who have experience of, supporting people with mental distress. You will have proven record of accomplishment, skills and enthusiasm to engage diverse communities in Bradford. Experience in art therapy and supporting BAME communities will be an advantage.

Main Tasks
1. Support engagement of service users referred through INCIC and other partner organisations
2. Support co-ordinator to develop and deliver various workshops for people in distress to explore their issues and develop strategies to cope and raise awareness of mental health issues.
3. Ensure that at least 130 people are engaged in the program
4. Engage with clients to participate and curate their own exhibitions across Bradford. This involves communicating and working a range of clinicians and front line staff both internally and externally.
5. Develop effective and collaborative working with the Adult Mental Health staff and duties will include identifying clients, establishing therapy groups, workshops, events and exhibitions of curated items. You will support and manage sessional workers and volunteers
6. Supporting those who attend the Drop-In Service through group work and activities tailored to meet peoples assessed needs.
7. Promoting the inclusion of those people experiencing mental health issues and to provide opportunities for their involvement and engagement.
8. Ensuring that the rights of those people experiencing mental health issues are respected and promoted through the work of the organisation.
9. Support to service users and ensure the service is run in a safe and appropriate manner
10. To support service users in difficulty/crisis and to give practical help in overcoming problems when appropriate. Take responsibility for assets and materials used adhering to health safety of self and clients. Attention must be paid to ensuring safeguarding of clients etc.
11. Undertaking general organisational duties and responsibilities as a INCIC staff member
12. To liaise, and where appropriate, work in partnership with other statutory and voluntary agencies in order to provide accessible and effective support for people experiencing poor mental health.
13. To motivate, lead and encourage service user participation at all levels.
14. To make sure INCIC service Guidelines are adhered to at all times.
15. To provide practical support to volunteers to enable them to carry out their duties effectively.
16. To ensure the facilities and equipment provided are used safely and effectively.

Cleanliness and Stock
1. Maintain the general cleanliness of the Drop-In and other associated areas (kitchen, cupboards etc.) as required.
2. Replenish day-to-day stock required in Drop-In.

Reporting and Organisational Tasks
1. To participate in supervision, staff development and training (internal and external)
2. To participate in providing a safe environment for staff, volunteers, visitors and students, including maintenance of security and safety of the premises
3. To ensure understanding of, and compliance with, INCIC’s policies and procedures
4. To promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the workplace
5. To work within the aims and objectives and key values of INCIC
6. To work flexibly and as a member of the team and to contribute to the smooth running of the organisation, sharing relevant information and expertise
7. To undertake any other duties deemed commensurate with this post as directed by the Service Manager or other senior staff.

Weekly Wage
£21000 Per Annum
Employer Name & Location:
Inspired Neighbourhoods, Bradford City Centre
Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time:
37.5 hours per week
Number of vacancies & closing date for applications
2 Vacancies, Closing date is 27th May 2022
Duration – Perm / temp
18 months fixed
Essential Skills:

  • Experience of developing and delivering with service users group activities using different art mediums to support adults with mental health challenges to self-care within a community setting more effectively
  • Ability and experience to develop good therapeutic relationships with service users
  • Ability to deliver digital mental health interventions which support clients’ social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • To set up a project/s service and implement good practice within health framework
  • To work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • To lead and offer non clinical supervision to a small volunteer team delivering clinical work
  • To manage a services within all INCIC’s policy frameworks, particularly its equality and diversity and safeguarding/risk management and confidentiality frameworks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Ability to write progress and evaluation/ impact reports
  • Commitment to partnership working
  • To proficiently use Microsoft applications for digital health
  • 2 years evidence of supporting individuals within a community setting to improve their mental health using self-care strategies using a range of visual arts, drama, photography etc.
  • Experience and successful track record of setting up a new project/ service including systems, policies and procedures, recruitment and marketing/promotion
  • Experience of communicating with people from a wide range of backgrounds including delivery partners and referral bodies from statutory and voluntary sector agencies
  • In-depth knowledge of mental health challenges people face, particularly clients living in deprived and disadvantaged family settings
  • An understanding of addressing anxiety and depression through group work
  • Knowledge of how to motivate and support volunteers
  • An understanding of the Theory of Change and how to demonstrate outcomes and impact
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and equality and diversity compatible
    with the role and legislative requirements
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Pragmatic approach to problem resolution
  • Ability to priorities competing demands
  • Willing to work flexibly in order to meet service requirements, includes occasional evening and weekend sessions
  • Personal commitment to equality and diversity
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post (with reasonable adjustments if necessary)
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to liaise and engage with organisations in the third, private and public sector and our target neighbourhoods.
  • Ability to relate and provide a personable service to our target community
  • Demonstrate commitment to an understanding of equal opportunities.

Desirable Skills:

  • Post graduate diploma in low intensity interventions
  • Improved Access to Psychological Therapies specific training

Training Provided:
On the job training is provided in this role



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