Community Mental Health Worker

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent part-time, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1378090

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Community Mental Health Worker based in Belfast

Job Title: Community Mental Health Worker

Location: Belfast Resource Centre

Service / Department: Community Resources

Reporting to: Registered Manager

Terms and Conditions

Hours: 15.5- hours per week

Salary Range (FTE): £15,968- £18,457 per annum (9-18) pro rata

Holidays (FTE):25 days (rising to 30) plus 10 public holidays pro rata

Employment Status: Permanent

Probationary Period:6 months

MindWise Grade:G

Notice Period (weeks):4 weeks

Service / Department Description

MindWise’s core principles convey our commitment to ensure that all those who use our services do so within the MindWise outcomes framework. This offers a Recovery based, holistic approach to managing the adverse impacts of mental ill health and support in achieving a better quality of life.

MindWise resource centres are positive, compassionate and inclusive places. The approach is strengths based and promotes the maximum level of independence, choice and control.  Individuals are seen as experts and work alongside staff and volunteers to achieve personal goals. The ethos of care encourages people to grow, sustain friendships and have better lives.

Some of the activities provided by the service is delivered in the community and therefore activity and support is not solely building based.

Job Purpose

  • To improve the lives of people experiencing severe mental health difficulties.
  • To encourage and support active participation of service users underpinned by the MindWise Day Care model of recovery to discovery.



  • Work in partnership with the individual service user to develop support and wellbeing plans based on individual needs and strengths.
  • Support the individual service user to implement their support and wellbeing plan based on the MindWise outcomes framework.
  • Support individuals to self manage and develop independent living skills.
  • Supporting individuals potentially in stressful situations, people in crisis and individuals considering suicide or self harm.
  • Work in partnership with the Health Social Care Trust and related agencies to deliver a programme of care that will meet the needs of the individual referred.
  • Assist with general office administration.
  • Participate in the monitoring requirements of the service by producing statistical and written reports accurately and concisely.
  • Work within the team around ongoing assessment and management of risk
  • Contribute to the day to day financial recording (for example petty cash) and monitoring of the service within MindWise financial regulations.
  • To report any issues of concern to your line manager.
  • To work as part of a team to constructively share views and suggestions to improve the service.
  • Ensure Volunteers receive appropriate supervision, guidance and support.
  • Liaise with mental health professionals and other agencies on behalf of people who use our services.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade as allocated by your Line Manager.
  • To participate in the cleaning rota.
  • Provide support and communication to carers and relatives when necessary.

Specific duties

  • Provide welfare advice and other advice to individuals and signpost to appropriate agencies
  • Be registered with or eligible on appointment for registration with Northern Ireland Social Care Council
  • Currently the service operates Monday to Friday. The candidate must have the ability and flexibility to work weekends and bank/public holidays if required.

Employees of MindWise are required to promote and support the vision, mission and values of the organisation and:

  • Demonstrate their commitment by their regular attendance and efficient completion of all tasks allocated to them.
  • Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with Health and Safety Policies, Quality and Statutory Regulations.
  • Participate in an effective and continuous development process, taking responsibility and ownership for supervision, appraisal and personal learning and development.
  • Work in accordance with MindWise operational policies and procedures and those of external regulators.
  • Ensure safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children.
  • Adhere to Equal Opportunities and the Equality and Diversity policies throughout the course of the employment.
  • Ensure the ongoing confidence of all stakeholders including service users and the public in MindWise service provision.
  • Engage in fundraising activities.
  • Comply with the MindWise Behavioural Competency Framework.
  • Act in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Demonstrate their commitment to the Recovery ethos.
  • Work with basic computer packages for example, Microsoft Word, e-mail and the internet.
  • Support the service to continually improve in line with internal recommendations and plans and external regulatory requirements.

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Closing Date: 12 Noon, 18th December 2018