Mental Health Liaison Worker
Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?
HARP is a Southend-on-Sea charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 1200 lives every year.
Job Title: Mental Health Liaison Worker (Day Services)
Salary: Starting at Point 26 to 28 £23,398 to £24,964 (pro rata)
Contract Type: Permanent, 21 hours per week
Ref No: MHL1
We are looking to recruit an experienced person with substantial knowledge of mental health service provision for our Lottery Funded ‘Transitions' accommodation services in Southend. Reporting to a Team Leader, you will be part of an integrated team of front-line staff based at The Bradbury Centre working to improve long term rough sleeper's mental health, physical wellbeing to aid the move off the streets into ‘Transitions' supported housing providing stability and support.
Developing, creating and maintaining partnerships with the voluntary and statutory mental health agencies is a vital component of the role to deliver maximum impact to helping service users sustain their accommodation and achieve a better quality of life.
You will work to ensure that a recovery focussed service is provided to service users and that the service is operated in line with HARP values, procedures and legal requirements and that it meets the funder's and service user' needs.
To be considered for this role, you will need the demonstrable ability to deliver real impact for service users with multiple and complex needs that include cessation of alcohol and substance use and improvements to mental health. This experience must include the holistic assessment of need, support and risk, and multi-agency casework planning.
Organised, adaptable, and an excellent communicator, you will be enthusiastic about working in a psychologically informed environment, and creative in your approach to service delivery. You are resilient in, and motivated by, a constantly changing and busy environment, and able to motivate and lead others. A good understanding of the clinical and regulatory environment within which mental health based support operates is essential.
HARP operates a workplace pension through The People's Pension. You will automatically be enrolled into the pension scheme if you qualify. In this case, HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will also be required to make a contribution (which will be made via a deduction from your pay).
Further information is provided separately which includes details of contributions and how to contact the pension provider. HARP reserves the right to change pension provider at its absolute discretion.
Closing date: 5th October 2017 (midday)
Shortlisting: 9th October 2017
Interview date: 16th October 2017
If you are interested in this position the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional Know How required and an application form can be found at our website via the button below.
To apply for this position, download an application from our website, clicking on the “Get Involved” tab and then Careers - click apply to be directed.
Charity No: 1098126 Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742
HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer