Parent and Carer Link Worker
Tavistock Outreach in Primary Schools with Families Project (TWF)
(10.5 hrs per week)
Contract: One year (with possible extension)
Salary scale: NJC SCP 14–17 starting at scale point 14 £6,551 (pro rata of £21,838)
Application Deadline: 9am Thursday 24th January 2019
Interview: Monday 4th February 2019
Mind in Camden is recruiting to an exciting new Social Prescribing role based within the TWF project at Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. The TWF project supports children and families in specific Primary schools in Camden. Help is offered where children are struggling to manage strong emotions to a degree where the school and family are finding it hard to cope. The project offers a range of different types of support including different forms of brief and long term psychotherapy.
This post will provide a new type of support specifically to the Parents, Carers and family members. The post holder will be responsible for providing help to these adults to access community resources which can assist in maintaining their own wellbeing. These may include services which offer practical advice and support around employment, money issues or housing alongside social activities which provide an opportunity for the family member(s) to resource themselves and connect with others.
The support offered is across a number of sessions within the community enabling the Link Worker to develop a supportive person centred relationship. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who understands and embodies a community approach to supporting mental health and who also has an interest in being part of an innovative partnership based within a highly regarded NHS team.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of good practice in person centred client work, be self-motivated, with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work flexibly and collaboratively within a professional team.
To apply, please send a completed application form to: email@example.com or by post to: Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Road, London NW1 9LQ. If you are willing to include equality monitoring information too, that would be very helpful to us.
Parent-and-Carer-Link-Worker-TWF-EO Form-December 2018
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