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Mental Health Support Worker

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Organisation
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL
Business/Department
Adult Care Operations and Health
Work Location
Torridgelink Resource Centre, The Old School House, Higher Gunstone, Bideford, Devon  EX39 2DG
Pupils on Roll
Pupils on Roll
Reference
REC/19/03331
Occupational group
Social Care & Health
Salary details
£18,870 - £21,074 (pro rata)
Job term
Fixed Term
Appointment type
Part Time
Hours
26.5 hours per week
Closing Date
25 February 2019
Interview date
Friday 15 March 2019
For an informal discussion please contact
Ann Fishwick on 01237 477860 or Kerry Brookes on 01237 421590
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The North Devon Link (Mental Health) Service is seeking to appoint a mental health support worker to join our Bideford team, based at the Torridgeside Link Centre.  Working in the Recovery model, you will provide practical and emotional support to clients with a variety of mental health difficulties, giving problem solving advice and signposting to other professionals and agencies where necessary.  We work with our clients to develop life and social skills which increase confidence and foster independency. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a flexible approach as no two days are the same.  As we provide support both within our day centre and in the community, some lone working is required.

This is a maternity leave cover position.  Please be aware that the contract will come to an end when the permanent staff member wishes to return to work.  

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.

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