Wellbeing Navigator (Mental Health / Support)

Erdington, Birmingham
£17,167 per annum
04 Jun 2018
18 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Wellbeing Navigator (Mental Health / Support)
Wellbeing Hub & Recovery Service
£17,167 per annum
37.5 hours per week

Our client is a leading provider of mental health services in Birmingham and the West Midlands. 
Their Wellbeing Hub provides a single point of access route into the full range of community support services in Birmingham. The service will be based at Erdington initially but will also operate a satellite service across the whole City.
Service Users will be able to access information, advice and guidance in relation to wellbeing and mental health services available throughout Birmingham.  Our client aims to assist people in managing their own wellbeing, develop and begin using new coping strategies, decrease their reliance on mental health services and be involved with decisions about their treatment generally.
The Wellbeing Navigator will work closely with people who are experiencing poor wellbeing and/or mental health difficulties, supporting them on an individual and group basis, using a person centred approach that focuses on maintaining and strengthening the person’s wellbeing and enabling people to build their own resilience. Most of the people you work with will not be under specialist mental health services.
Service users have aspirations and wishes and it will be your role to ensure that you provide high quality advice, guidance and assistance for people to achieve these. You will be working in a holistic, person centred way, ensuring that local organisations are a strong part of the delivery model.
The role will have a strong community focus, ensuring that our client retains close and effective links with key people and local organisations.
The successful candidate will already have experience of working in a paid role in the mental health field, with experience of supporting people to be in control of their lives.  You will have the ability to design, run and facilitate groups on emotional resilience and will be experienced in working with people in a primary care model.  A good understanding of equal opportunities is essential and you must have working knowledge of local facilities, organisation and resources.
Benefits include an attractive defined contribution pension scheme, Paycare which offers employees affordable cover for a range of healthcare treatments, an Employee Assistance Programme which includes free counselling, Childcare Vouchers and a comprehensive training programme.
People are key to the success of this organisation and they are recognised as both a Mindful Employer as well as achieving Gold standard success in Investors in People. They welcome applications from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.