Senior Mental Health Advisor (two vacancies)
- £28,909 per year
- Full time
- Permanent contract
- Based in Royal Borough of Greenwich
Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded local charity, helping people to be mentally healthy and working together with those experiencing mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of £5M, over 150 staff and 200 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network
Bridge Support began in 1986 and has grown into the main service provider for mental health in the Royal Borough of Greenwich with a current workforce of 130 staff. We work with several strategically selected partners to support people with long-term mental health problems by providing the framework they need to work towards independent living. Our aim is for every person to be able to enjoy the freedoms, opportunities, and pleasures that most people take for granted.
We are working in partnership with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the Greenwich Community Wellbeing Hub. This will form part of the new transformation of mental health services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich under the NHS Long Term Plan. The service will bring together the expertise of local primary, secondary and voluntary sector mental health care providers with the aim of providing flexible, holistic and integrated services for adults with mental health problems.
The integrated team will provide support to people with long-term mental health problems within a primary care and community mental health setting, helping people develop their independence, self-management skills and achieve their recovery goals.
We are looking for people with experience of working within mental health services including to support prevention, recovery and self-management. Applicants should have strong line management skills alongside experience of completing assessments, managing a diverse caseload, working in a busy work environment, and possess effective skills in communication. An ability to work independently but collaboratively, to be proactive and show initiative is essential for this role.
The role will involve:
- Line management of key project staff
- Management of a diverse caseload
- Providing recovery-orientated individual and group-based support to adults with mental health problems
- Collaborative working with all partners involved in the Community Wellbeing Hub
- Undertaking holistic needs and risk assessments
- Commitment to regular training and supervision
- Effective contribution to the development and continuous improvement of the service
BLG Mind and Bridge Support recognise the importance of having a diverse and inclusive work force, and would therefore particularly welcome applications from the following, currently under-represented, groups:
- People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds
- People aged 18-25
- Disabled people
- People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
Both organisations are committed to meeting the reasonable adjustments of disabled people, and welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems.
Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check
BLG Mind and Bridge Support offer flexibility for hybrid working (some days at home and some in the office) where this supports staff wellbeing and fits with the needs of clients and the charities. As people-focused organisations, we expect all staff to spend regular time at their work base as part of these arrangements.
Closing date: Sunday 7th November (11:59pm)
Likely interview date: Week beginning 15th November
Please apply via our website: https://blgmind.org.uk/job/senior-mental-health-advisor-greenwich-hub/