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Befriending Support and Development Worker

By August 6, 2019Vacancies

Deadline 26th August

Leeds Mind is a progressive mental health organisation that supports people experiencing mental health difficulties to flourish.

South & East Leeds Friends (S.E.L.F) is a Time to Shine funded social support service for people aged 50+ in South and East Leeds who are experiencing mental health difficulties and high levels of social isolation. S.E.L.F can offer one to one support to access social groups, one to one befriending partnerships with a likeminded volunteer and access to a group work programme.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  •  Excellent administration, record keeping and IT skills
  • Relevant experience of delivering 1.1 support
  • Non-judgemental and person centred
  • Experience of performance monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge of safe systems of work and procedures to Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Experience of recruiting, training and supervising paid staff or volunteers/students
  • Knowledge of the issues facing elderly people with mental health needs in the community

Hours – Full Time (37 hours per week)

Scale – NJC Scale 6 points 18-22

Salary – £24,313 – £26,317 per annum

Contract –Fixed Term until April 2021

The role is based at Clarence House, Clarence Road, LS18 4LB and required regular travel across Leeds South & East

For an informal discussion about these posts prior to applying please Tel: 0113 3876380 and speak to Emily Jayes or Charlie Smart

For more information and details of how to apply go to the Leeds Mind website

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