Salary: £24,234 per year rising to £24,408 after completing three years and probation

Job Title: Community Engagement Practitioner – Mental Health
Reporting to: Team Manager
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Interview Date: February – to be confirmed

About the Service/Department
The Haringey Mental Health Integrated Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Service supports residents aged 18 and over with moderate to severe mental illness in the borough of Haringey. The service will act as a key component in the Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEHMHT)’s new and emerging model for community mental health and wellbeing support. The new community models will deliver true integration of care and support across secondary mental health services, the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), primary care, social care, community assets as well as other physical health care provision. The Integrated VCS Service is typically provided on a 1:1 basis both in office, or in community hubs in the borough by appointment. It is also expected that new partnerships and community assets will be developed as part of this service to promote mental wellbeing and to address health inequalities in the borough.

About the role
To provide high quality support and role model the ability to have a meaningful life for an allocated group of service users (aged 18+) with moderate to severe mental illness within the community. To carry out duties in line with Hestia’s and BEHMHT’s policies and procedures.

Some other main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Build a therapeutic relationship with clients using a person-centred recovery approach
  • Work collaboratively as part of the Core Locality Multi-Disciplinary Team with clients to develop their recovery plan and promote personal responsibility.
  • Support clients to access local community resources and statutory services.
  • To be the named key-worker for a number of clients

About you

  • Implementation of NICE guidance and other statutory / best practice guidelines. (if appropriate)
  • Infection Control – To be responsible for the prevention and control of infection
  • Incident reporting – To report any incidents of harm or near-miss in line with the incident reporting policy ensuring appropriate actions are taken to reduce the risk of reoccurrence
  • To contribute to the identification, management and reduction of risk in the area of responsibility
  • To ensure monitoring of quality and compliance with standards is demonstrable within the service on an ongoing basis
  • Tobeawareoftheresponsibilityofallemployeestomaintainasafeandhealthy environment for clients, visitors and staff
  • Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults – To promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults

Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.

What Hestia offers

  • Holiday allowance of 25days/195hours per annum plus 8days/62.4hours public holidays (pro rata)
  • Company Pension
  • Learning and Development Opportunities (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9 month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
  • Hestia Rewards exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, gym membership discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools including our Employee Assistance Programme, Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL) and some roles include Clinical Supervision
  • Other benefits such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).
  • If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.

Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughout their employment with Hestia.

Please note
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.

This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.

We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.

Disability confident
Hestia is a disability confident employer, committed to the employment and career development of individual with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for. We will also accommodate reasonable adjustment during the selection and interview process and throughout your employment with us.

Hestia positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. But we particularly welcome individuals from an ethnic minority background and those with disabilities to apply. As an organisation, we are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and value the skills, abilities, talent and experiences, different people and communities bring to our organisation.

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