Manchester Mind believes in the power of listening and feeling heard and that a better understanding of mental health benefits everyone. We do this by providing a range of services across Manchester to young people and adults. Our Community Engagement Team has been built on these principles in order to support people who are being discharged from community mental health teams.
Our work is guided by our values of:
Openness | Belonging | Strength | Collaboration
We are looking to recruit a Community Engagement Worker to our Discharge Team. In this team you will work with colleagues in building relationships with staff and people we will support. We will work alongside people who are being discharged – one of the aims of which will be to ensure that this transition is well supported and people feel better able to access help and support they might need with the community.
This is an important service to us and has provided excellent support to people. The team is busy and the work is completed with a mix of home l office l outreach working. Manchester Mind holidays are generous at 28 days, rising to 33 days. We consider flexible working where and when possible.
Position: Community Engagement Worker
Hours: 35 hours per week
Contract will run until April 2023 (Extension possible dependent upon funding)
The skills and knowledge that are important to us are:
- Understanding the importance of listening and ensuring people have been heard
- Ability to work in an open way that builds kind relationships and is receptive to and appreciative of the skills and talents of everyone.
- Knowledge or experience of the issues that people with lived experience of poor mental health face and the impact this has on their lives.
Application documents can be downloaded here:
If you wish to talk to someone about this role please email our recruitment email above and we can arrange that for you.
All applications must be received by 9.30am, Friday 23 September 2022.
Manchester Mind is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Manchester Mind sees it as a positive advantage if you have experience of mental health issues and/or have used mental health services, or had experience of volunteering.