Mental Health Link Worker

Part-time. 21 hours per week.

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 work is guided by our values of:

Openness  |  Belonging  |  Strength  |  Collaboration

Our aim is to increase access to appropriate mental health support and this role will support the Manchester safeguarding team to ensure people are better able to access the appropriate support and services around their mental health.

As part of a new team within Manchester City Council the Link Worker will build collaborative and kind relationships where the focus will be to enable people who might find access to services difficult to help navigate various routes to support. The focus will be on building relationships where people feel heard and understood.

We would like to work with someone who is experienced, dynamic and passionate about being able to support and empower people to access mental health support services.

Position:                     Mental Health Link Worker

Salary:                         £24,491 (pro rata £14,694)

Contract Type:          Fixed term for 12 months (extension possible dependent upon funding)

Hours:                         21 hours per week (part-time)

The skills and knowledge that are important to us are:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with people with clear communication where people feel able to contribute
  • Knowledge of or experience of trauma informed approaches to service delivery
  • Ability to work in a strengths-based way that recognises the potential for people to develop and enable resilience.

You can download all application documents here:

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Guidance Notes for Applicants

Applications must be received by 10am, Monday 4 July.

Interviews for successful applicants will take place on Friday 8 July.

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.

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