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Primary Care Network (PCN) Recovery Worker – 2 x part-time

Great Yarmouth

King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Between £10.42-£12.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Norfolk and Waveney Mind

Closing Date: 08/02/24

NWM/378

Due to expansion within the PCN Service, we are now able to offer some part time positions.

We have part time hours available in the following locations;

East Norfolk – 1 position – 2 days per week / 15 hours per week

West Norfolk (Swaffham or Downham area) – 1 position – 3 days per week / 22.5 hours per week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

You will be required to travel to locations where necessary. The role will include lone-working within GP practices and/or other appropriate community venues.

Salary: £22,711.50 per annum (salary quoted is full for time hours, salary will be pro rata for part time hours)

*Due to the nature of the role a driver licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role, mileage is paid at 45p per mile for cars after your home to work base mileage is deducted.

The Service
Based in GP surgeries located across Norfolk and Waveney. Working with local surgeries and Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to see a reduction in the number of people with mental health issues re-presenting to their GP. This will include support / signposting to access Hub-based and Wellbeing services to build increased community resilience for the service user and freeing up GP and secondary services consultation time for wider system benefit.

As well as working with patients 14+ with their mental health, we are excited to potentially offer the opportunity for staff to be upskilled in certain specialisms, whereby you will be given extra training to support patients in areas such as: Dementia, Bereavement, ADHD/Autism, Children and Young People, Family, and 18-25 years olds. Please note this isn’t an exhaustive list and can be discussed during interview.

The Role
You will work alongside the wider team and NSFT staff to support a reduction in the number of people with mental health issues re-presenting to their GP. You will support / signpost to access Hub-based and Wellbeing services, to build increased community resilience for the service user and freeing up GP and secondary services consultation time for wider system benefit.

Among Other Responsibilities You Will Be

  • Working with partners to support clients with access to appropriate mental health support.
  • Provide Personalised Support for clients in a person-centered and holistic way.
  • Seek ways to continuously improve services for clients and their families.
  • Provide support to PCN partners.
  • Connect with external VCSE agencies, Norfolk County Council (NCC), Early Help Hubs, NSFT, health professionals, Wellbeing Service, Social Prescribers, contractors, education sector.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • Commitment to empower and support people in a way that inspires trust and confidence, motivating others to reach their potential
  • Experience of supporting people with their mental health within a professional setting.
  • Excellent understanding of recovery and recovery principles.
  • Understanding of social, economic and environmental factors and their impact on communities, individuals, their families and carers.
  • Experience of partnership/collaborative working and building relationships within internal services and external organisations.
  • Experience of data collection, client record management systems and using tools to measure the impact of services.
  • Driving license and motor vehicle, and a willingness to travel across your locality on a regular basis.

Job Description – To request a copy of the job description please email: Rachel.Ziemelis@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

Individual dates for interviews will be confirmed. 

We may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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*We encourage candidates to complete an application form, if your application is shortlisted for interview and you have applied via a CV you will be required to complete an application form ahead of an interview taking place.