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Community Engagement Worker 18-25 Transitions team

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Our transformation plans are supported by �25m in funding and will mean the roll-out over the next three years of multi-disciplinary teams of experts working within the new Primary Care Networks and offering wraparound, holistic care to our service users and wider community. Our aim is to support the whole person as they live with, or recover from, mental illness and to offer them support with other challenges they may face, such as debt, relationship problems, housing, education or training. We will also focus resources on reaching those who currently face obstacles in getting the help they need.

The post holder will be responsible for participating and assisting in the delivery of care/services to patients, service users and carers as part of the 18-25 Transitions Team, working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered member of staff. You will be responsible for carrying out practical tasks, offering emotional support and the monitoring of the service users mental health condition, identified as part of the service users' care plan or care pathways.

Main duties of the job

Working with colleagues in the Community Hub to support clients aged 18-25 accessing Mental Health Support.o Build a therapeutic relationship with clients using a person-centred recovery approach and provide psychologically informed interventionso Work collaboratively as part of the Core Locality Multi-Disciplinary Team and closely with appropriate intensive Pathways to support clients to develop their recovery plan and promote personal responsibility.o Support clients to access local community resources and statutory services.o To be the named key-worker for a number of clientso To facilitate group work, under the supervision of senior staff and other clinical work asrequired.o Supporting and educating Community Resources to develop mental health awareness and navigationo Act as a mentor and role model for the ability to have a meaningful life for clients.o Build relationships with the local community and statutory services and connect clients to those resources and support a 'warm handover'.o Record client clinical information on the BEH Trust's electronic patient records system (RIO).

About us

The partnership betweenBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership.

Why choose to join the Partnership?
  • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
  • Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health illnesses.
  • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
  • Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our staff.
  • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and services.
  • We have excellent internal staff network support groups.

The postholder will need to be comfortable working in an environment of complex matrix management arrangements and will at all times behave and align with our Trusts' values and cultural pillars:
  • We are kind
  • We are respectful
  • We work together
  • We keep things simple
  • We empower
  • We are proudly diverse

Job description

Job responsibilities

In order to meet the needs of the new Partnership services you may be required from time to time to work at different locations to your normal place of work. This may mean that you are required to work at any location that fall under Barnet, Enfield and Harringay Trust and Camden and Islington Trust. The Trust reserves the right to require staff to work at such other places or locations as it considers reasonable and necessary on a temporary or permanent basis.

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification

Education & qualifications


  • Minimum of two years working experience in a mental health/health and social care setting.
  • Relevant degree or qualification eg. Psychology, Health & Social Care, Nursing(NVQ or degree)


  • Lived experience of mental illness and completed Peer Support training or equivalent.
  • NVQ Level 4 in care or equivalent (or willingness to work towards)

- Exp & knowledge


  • Understanding of the issues and concerns of mental health service users
  • Awareness and understanding of the functions of Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT)
  • Understanding and practical knowledge of recovery, peer support and co-production/involvement


  • Experience of managing medium-high levels of interpersonal distress
  • Appreciation of the community resources within the geographical location of the post and key partners
  • Understanding of clinical and managerial supervision

- Skills & abilities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm in emergent situations and respond in a professional manner
  • Ability to work to ensure effective communication both within and outside the services
  • Act as a positive role model, dynamic, motivated caring and supportive


  • Good report writing skills

Personal Qualities


  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • An understanding and positive regard for the needs and rights of people with mental health problems and their carers.


  • Full Driving Licence and car driver

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Springwell Centre, Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



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