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Application Deadline
15 November 2023

Interview Date
20 November 2023

Contract type
Fixed term contract - maternity cover until August 2024

37.5 hours per week

£30,345 per year


Mind in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge – community connector

The Community Connectors programme is an exciting partnership between Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham, Community Links, Aston Mansfield, and the NHS East London Foundation Trust (ELFT).

The Community Connector will be responsible for working within the Neighbourhood Team in Stratford to ensure that people with severe mental illness are able to live fulfilled lives. You'll do this through offering one-to-one support to set goals towards their aspirations, needs and to offer hope and choice using a range of skill, knowledge and tools. The community connector is seen as a valuable asset to our neighbourhoods and acts as a local expert, gathering and sharing information about local services.

What you'll do

In this role you'll:

  • Support and offer opportunities for the involvement of people with lived experience of mental health in the design, delivery and monitoring of services
  • Conduct regular innovative and engaging sessions (virtually or in person)
  • Use a range of tools and skills such as health coaching and motivational interviewing techniques
  • Identify barriers to people accessing services and work with service users to overcome these
  • Develop productive relationships with local partner organisations to improve service outcomes
  • Triage referrals and signpost to specialist support quickly where necessary
  • Deal with general queries to contribute to the overall smooth running of the neighbourhood team

About you

We're looking for someone with:

  • Minimum level 3 qualification in health and social care or equivalent
  • Demonstrable and substantial experience of providing one-to-one support in mental health within voluntary or statutory settings
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the diverse population in East London, their needs, complexities and the inequalities they may experience
  • Experience of setting up and facilitating wellbeing groups and activities and delivering monitoring and evaluation activities in a one-to-one or group setting
  • Experience of working collaboratively with local people, community and statutory organisations with a working knowledge of the principles of co-production, involvement, and peer work within mental health services
  • Experience of using skills and tools such as coaching or motivational interviewing techniques
  • Demonstrable ability to engage with people from all backgrounds and a commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion practices

How to apply

For more information about the role, and the benefits of working for us, click apply now at the top of this page. This will take you through to the Mind in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge website.

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