We are looking for an experienced mental health / wellbeing professional to work with people experiencing mental health or other social or lifestyle issues.
You will be working for a mental health charity, who make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support; in total over 20,000 people in Oxfordshire access services each year.
Position: Primary Care Wellbeing Worker
Location: 3 vacancies available, 2 x Faringdon and Botley and 1 x Bicester, Oxfordshire - Initially working from home, in response to Covid-19 this will change in line with restrictions
Salary: £21,748 - £24,981 per annum
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week. Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 25th May at Midday
Interview Date: Wednesday 2nd June
About the role:
As Wellbeing Worker you will provide an effective information and options service based on a social prescribing model to people referred by Primary Care staff or via self-referral. Primary Care Wellbeing Workers can offer triage calls and up to six one-to-one sessions with clients who may be experiencing mental health issues or other social or lifestyle issues that are impacting on their wellbeing.
Wellbeing workers will work in a non-clinical person-centred way to encourage and enable service users to link in with existing support services, use the support available in their local community and develop tools to increase their ability to manage their own wellbeing.
You will be working with a fun, caring and dynamic team which places a high value on mutual support, sharing wide-ranging knowledge and expertise and maintaining close working relationships, despite working in different areas of the county. There are lots of opportunities for staff to develop areas of interest when it comes to working with people; on an individual and team basis.
To be successful in the role of Wellbeing Worker you will be motivated, pro-active and supportive, with a strong commitment to person-centred work and service user involvement, you will also need to bring with you the following skills and experience:
- Experience of working within mental health, wellbeing or similar services
- Experience of working with individuals with complex needs enabling them to identify and pursue their own goals to support personal wellbeing and recovery
- Experience of data collection and entry to enable the measuring of outcomes and service impact
- Ability to establish positive inter-agency relationships
- Effective team work skills with the ability to take initiative and work on an individual basis
- Strong commitment to the involvement of service users in the shaping of service delivery
- Excellent organisational, planning, administrative and IT skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
As a member of the team you will need to be willing to work flexibly in response to changing organisational requirements and outside of normal office hours on occasion.
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Wellbeing Advisor, Primary Care, Mental Health Worker, Primary Care Wellbeing Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Mental Health Recovery Worker, Mental Health Practitioner, Personal Wellbeing Worker, Safeguarding and Wellbeing, Community Link Worker, Wellbeing Practitioner, Wellbeing Officer, etc.