Fixed Term Band 5 Community Engagement Worker

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£32,466 to £39,521 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
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Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies are looking to recruit a full-time enthusiastic and motivated Community Engagement Worker to join our dynamic and innovative service, for a fixed term, 1 year post.

Based in East London we have provided psychological therapy services to the local community for over 30 years. We are a stepped care service offering evidence based interventions at steps 2 and 3. Our team consists of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, High-Intensity therapists, Counselling Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder would look to enable increased access to a range of psychological interventions for all adults in Tower Hamlets. It is well known that many people in Tower Hamlets do not access their GP for mental health care. This role will provide an alternative route into psychological support and provide a care pathway that will either run in parallel or run into Steps 1-3 of the Stepped Care Model.
  • The post holder will deliver large psycho-educational groups within various community settings thus increasing access to evidence based psychological interventions across Tower Hamlet's community. The post holder will also focus on building community relationships through promotional and outreach work.
  • This service will have a mental health promotion element through its focus on community education and engagement. This is an opportunity for the post holder to be creative and proactive in engaging with the local community.

We have a firm commitment to CPD and offer high quality supervision as well as the opportunity to participate in team initiatives. The team works closely with a variety of trained professionals across a range of therapeutic orientations. There is an important focus on self-care and team socials happen on a regular basis.

We have always been a proactive and forward looking service, with a strong commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse community in which we are located and we particularly welcome applicants with fluency in Sylheti.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder would look to enable increased access to a range of psychological interventions for all adults in Tower Hamlets. It is well known that many people in Tower Hamlets do not access their GP for mental health care. This role will provide an alternative route into psychological support and provide a care pathway that will either run in parallel or run into Steps 1-3 of the Stepped Care Model.



This service will have a mental health promotion element through its focus on community education and engagement. This is an opportunity for the post holder to be creative and proactive in engaging with the local community.



The post holder will make a vital contribution to the overall delivery of psychological therapy services.



The post holder will deliver large psycho-educational groups within various community settings thus increasing access to evidence based psychological interventions across Tower Hamlets community. The post holder will also focus on building community relationships through promotional and outreach work.



It is the expectation of the Trust and its commissioners that clinical services will be organised so that direct clinical contact time with service users is maximised. Currently the number of contact hours per week expected of this post is 25 per week, though this may be reviewed from time to time. The number of contact hours achieved will be routinely monitored and discussed through Trust contract and performance arrangements including in supervision.

For more information, please contact:

Sophie Gullick, Access and Community Engagement Lead

Sophie.gullick@nhs.net



Closing Date: 2nd October 2022.

Interview Date: 11th October 2022

How to apply: Please complete the application form. If you are shortlisted for an interview you will be notified via email. Please ensure you are available for 11th October 2022

Important Information:

Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are short-listed you will be notified by email within a week of the advert closing.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

This vacancy is offered as a fixed term role with the expectation that all clinical staff work one late evening per week (11am until 7pm).

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • University degree level or an equivalent qualification
Desirable
  • Professional qualification in Marketing
Experience Essential
  • Experience or understanding of working with diverse communities.
  • Experience of mental health work in primary care or other settings.
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Experience of delivering presentations, using interactive ways to engage the audiences
  • Experience of maintaining an active awareness of service level targets
  • Experience of working with various stakeholders
Desirable
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Evidence of working in the local community
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Able to provide & receive sensitive information.
  • Able to work both independently and effectively within a team
  • Excellent communication skills including telephone skills, writing skills and listening skill.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Ability to present information to various audiences.
  • Aware of the potential impact of discrimination & disadvantage on mental health.
  • Able to be flexible and adapt approach according to need.
  • Ability to adapt to a new role which is continually developing.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other people and/or agencies.
  • Competent in IT and MO packages
  • Demonstrates an understanding of common mental health
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
Desirable
  • Demonstrate knowledge of marketing principles
  • Graduate level knowledge of research design and methodology,


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