Job opportunity with Outcome - Islington Mind LGBTQ+ service

Closing date:
29/05/2018
Salary:
£10,640
Hours:
14 hours per week, mostly on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Location:
Islington

About the role

Outcome is the LGBTQ+ service of Islington Mind. We open every Tuesday and offer an activity based safe therapeutic space for LGBTQ+ people who experience mental distress.

We are developing a new specialist project aimed at supporting LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees.

The project, titled: Freedom from Fear To Love combines one-to-one support with peer support, relevant activities, therapies and companion support to key appointments (such as health related appointments and/or tribunals / court hearings). It runs by mental health professionals with a team of volunteers 3 days per week; Peer support groups, activities and therapies will run within Outcome on Tuesdays and a 10-week one-to-one program as well as some groups will be offered on Wednesdays and on Thursdays.

We are looking to recruit a Community Mental Health Advocate / Support Worker who is a member of the LGBTQ+ community with experience of working with and / or advocating on behalf of people with mental health problems and with asylum seekers and refugees to develop and deliver this project together with a member of Outcome’s staff team.

This is a great opportunity to be part of our amazing Outcome team that facilitates a unique service that supports our LGBTQ+ community.

You will be allocated to the Freedom from Fear to Love project and provide one-to-one advocacy support to clients, support and supervise volunteers, be responsible for coordinating relevant activities and for the monitoring, evaluating and implementing of changes.

You will report to Outcome manager.

For further information and application procedure please contact: sigal.avni@islingtonmind.org.uk

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