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Rapid Response Support worker

Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind


£17955 to £22285 Per Year

Full Time

Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind

Closing Date: 07/11/17

The Organisation – At Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind, we work hard to help people recover from mental health problems and develop resilience for the future. We are a leading mental health charity in Norwich and central Norfolk, providing services which make a real difference to people’s lives. We are a wonderful employer: flexible and supportive. We provide excellent supervision and a good training package.

The Project – this exciting project aims to provide a 24/7 crisis support helpline and a dedicated drop in service for people with mental health problems. Evidence shows that these sorts of projects are very effective in reducing the demand on secondary services and also help service users to feel more in control.

The Job The successful candidate will support people with mental health problems living in the community, by having a positive impact on their lives and enabling them to develop their full potential.

Applicants need to have a good knowledge of mental health and positive wellbeing and have an understanding of the issues that arise in supporting clients to live independently.   Having an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care would be an advantage.

We will provide an excellent training programme including our 2 day Mind Mental Health First Aid course. The successful candidate must also have a driving licence and their own car. The role itself is predominately fulfilled between Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm and does not require shift or weekend working.  Traveling time between client visits is included within working hours and we currently pay a rate of 0.45p per mile for traveling expenses. Expenses for sundries when visiting clients is also fully paid

Full supervision and clinical advice from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will be given to ensure that all service users are provided with rapid and effective support.

For further information on the role and to apply please CLICK HERE