We believe in the power of effective information and advice and that we all have a part to play in enabling better mental health. Our Advice Team supports people with mental health issues to obtain their rights and entitlements with regard to benefits, debt and housing. We also work with volunteers to enhance our advice delivery. We are now looking to recruit a housing and welfare rights worker to deliver advice within Community Mental Health Teams in Manchester.
We are seeking people with advice experience and people who care about social justice and collaboration to work with us.
Role: Housing & Welfare Rights Worker (Assertive Outreach Pathway)
Salary: £27,852 to £30,464 pro rata (£13,926 to £15,232 actual), dependent on experience.
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
People with mental health issues are more likely to be dependent on benefits, be at risk of homelessness, and in debt. We believe that advice relating to benefits, debt and housing can alleviate stress and support better mental health. Within the Community Mental Health Teams there is an Assertive Outreach pathway for people who present with high levels of complexity and through this role you will play a key role delivering advice to people with regard to housing, debt and benefits whilst working collaboratively with colleagues within the Community Mental Health Teams across Manchester. You will also be part of a wider team of advice workers within Manchester Mind with whom you can share skills and knowledge.
The skills and experiences that are important to us are:
- Advice experience in areas of benefits, debt and housing
- Working collaboratively, with all stakeholders
- Ability to build kind relationships that enable people to contribute
The post will be based at the Kath Locke Centre, Hulme.
Application documents can be downloaded here:
This is a rolling recruitment process and as such the advert will be withdrawn once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
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.