Community Wellbeing Practitioner

Mission Statement

Together with people who have experienced mental health problems we provide quality services and support that reduce stigma and promote positive mental health and wellbeing. 

Job Details
Job TitleCommunity Wellbeing Practitioner
Location:Coventry and Warwickshire
Salary:£20,000 per annum (pro-rata)
Hours:37 hours per week

Job shares will be considered

(may include some evenings and weekends)

Job type:Permanent
Coventry and Warwickshire Mind has been funded to deliver a Social Prescribing service to GP patients.  The post holder will receive referrals from GP surgeries across Primary Care Network (PCN) teams and will become part of a wider community link/social prescribing service model.

Support will focus on patients non-medical, socio-economic needs and support provided will include a range of brief support interventions, advice, guidance, and signposting to local service support provisions including information on community groups, voluntary sector and statutory services available locally.

We are looking for individuals who are flexible and approachable and have at least 1 year’s experience of working within an organisation providing a range of support activities to vulnerable adults with varying mental health needs.

We would welcome applications at NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience in one or more of the following areas: Social Work/Youth Work/Psychology/Mental Health/Occupational Therapy/Community Development/Education.

The aim of the service will be:

  • A service delivery providing a range of brief support interventions to people with varying mental health needs to enable them to access community support services.
  • A wider team of mixed, experienced professionals from clinical and non-clinical support backgrounds and services.
  • An established, reputable and expanding local (and national) organisation offering both generic and specialist mental health and wellbeing support services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive referrals from PCNs ensuring that patients are dealt with quickly and smoothly and referrals/information is kept updated.
  • Undertake a person-centred, brief needs assessment with patients referred to ensure that they are appropriate for the service.
  • Map patients existing resources (e.g. personal strengths and self-management tools, networks of support such as family, friends and agreement with the patient to ensure presenting practical and mental health and wellbeing needs are addressed.
  • Provide a range of brief practical and mental health and wellbeing interventions including targeted solutions, advice, guidance, information literature and resources to individuals referred.

Essential Criteria Includes:

  • A minimum of one year’s experience of working with adults with mental health issues.
  • Experience of carrying/being responsible for a caseload and working with service users/patients in a mentoring/support role.
  • An ability to develop and deliver a person-centred approach to assess, plan, and review an individuals’ needs.
  • An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in the written form.
  • An ability to manage conflicting priorities and one’s own time with a minimum of supervision.
  • Minimum NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience.
  • Up to date knowledge of mental health.
  • Good awareness of wellbeing.
  • Flexible approach to working evenings and weekends.
  • An ability to work from across, a number of, CW Mind and community venues.

If you would like any further information on the Community Wellbeing Services Practitioner post, please contact Chris Sampson on 024 7655 2387 or via email on chris@cwmind.org.uk

Closing Date for applications – Midnight, 16 July 2020

Interview Date: – 23 July 2020

For an application form and full job description please use the links below.

Please see the Job Description for this role.  If you are interested in this post, please read the Guidance Notes before completing the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form

Please note: Only successful applicants will be notified.

We reserve the right to close the application window early and without notice should a suitable number of applications be received.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind values diversity and difference.  We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly under-represented groups and people with lived experience of mental illness.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is a leading mental health service provider and an equal opportunities employer.