Mental Health and Wellbeing Outreach Worker
(Mental Health & Wellbeing AT Beacon Ambassador)
Base: Working across Lambeth
Reports to: AT Beacon Senior Management Team
Contract: 12 month fixed-term contract
Hours of work: 37 hours per week full time position
About the Ascension Trust (AT) Beacon Project
AT Beacon Project is an initiative that seeks to engage and empower communities and vulnerable groups to lead healthier lives. By working alongside communities, their families, and peers, as well as the places where they live, frequent, and spend their time, we aim to create safe spaces (Beacon Hubs) and access to trusted voices on matters concerning their health and wellbeing not just for some – but for everyone.
About the post-holder
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated mental health and wellbeing outreach worker to work with the Lambeth Public Health Team.
The postholder will engage in conversations with residents and communities to provide mental health prevention and wellbeing advice to local communities using evidence based motivational interviewing techniques. A proactive approach is required with the postholder going to where communities are particularly those that are at greater risk of poor mental health and wellbeing.
Approaches could include being part of the Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Bus outreach team, participation in existing community events or collaborating with different stakeholders including the voluntary and community sector to deliver specific events or sessions.
About the role
This is an exciting role that will support the delivery of holistic and whole system approach interventions at neighbourhood level to promote better mental health and wellbeing and contribute to reducing health inequalities in Lambeth.
This role will require excellent communication skills, good mental health and wellbeing promotion knowledge and experience of working with diverse communities.
You will join us on a 12-month fixed-term contract. In return, you will receive a competitive salary.
An understanding of mental health issues.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
Capable of maintaining appropriate written records.
Awareness of confidentiality and data protection.
To be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
Awareness of health and safety issues for others and self.
A caring and empathetic nature.
Awareness of equalities legislation.
A good knowledge of safeguarding adults at risk - Understanding of the issues underlying vulnerability and socio-economic wellbeing.
A knowledge of local mental health services to be able to signpost service users.
Ability to use IT software packages e.g., spreadsheets, word processing and databases.
A clear criminal record check.
If you are interested in this role, please download the appliction and email a copy to Dolores Robinson at email@example.com
Deadline: 25 November 2022 | 5pm
If you have any questions about the role, please contact: Dolores Robinson via email