for better mental health

Application Deadline
08 July 2020

Interview Date
23 July 2020

Application deadline
5pm

Contract type
Permanent

Hours
37 hours per week

Salary
NJC points 11 – 13. Starting salary point 11, £21,166

Where
Kingsway Hospital

Derbyshire Mind -  Advocacy Support & Triage Worker 

About the role

Derbyshire Mind is one of a federated network of local Mind charities across the country. Our focus is on improving mental health and wellbeing for people across Derbyshire. We provide a range of advocacy and community wellbeing services designed to support people with mental health problems as well as the wider population. We are committed to developing innovative and responsive services which further promote mental health awareness and wellbeing.

This key role provides a professional and accessible first response to clients and others contacting Derbyshire Mind. The person appointed will respond effectively and efficiently to enquiries and referrals, provide information and signposting, triage referrals and deliver low level advocacy support via telephone and email, as well as undertake general administrative tasks and update/maintain the website.

The successful candidate will have experience of communicating with a range of vulnerable people and experience in a helpline, advice and guidance or similar role. They will have excellent communication skills both written and oral, and be able to provide person centred telephone support, as well as an enthusiastic, committed approach and personal resilience. The role will be based at Kingsway Hospital, Derby with occasional travel across Derbyshire.

How to apply

Application packs are available for download from www.derbyshiremind.org.uk
or email [email protected]

All candidates must submit the application form (no CVs accepted).

Interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd July 2020. Our preference is to interview face to face, in Derby, but if this is not possible due to the Coronavirus situation, the interviews will be by video call.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus situation, this role may be temporarily home based.

This post is subject to a criminal records check with the disclosure and barring service.

Derbyshire Mind aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer

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