New vacancy: Mental Health Navigator

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Initial contract until March 2020

Full-time 

£27,540 per annum

Central London

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to become part of an innovative whole systems mental health service in West London.  We are looking for an organised and dynamic person to join our Navigator Service.

You will offer practical support to people with mental health issues in relation to a wide range of social related needs, including benefits, housing and debt.  You will support people to access services and support and enable them to access specialist advice and information. You will also work with people to take steps to improve their wellbeing.

You will be building and maintaining constructive working relationships with service users, carers, families, colleagues, lay people and wider community networks. You will be at the centre of a team working across and alongside a wide range of both internal and external services.

Excellent communication skills and effective team work are essential for this role.

You will be managing admin and support tasks ranging from immediate practical help to resolving complex issues.

You should have good IT skills, be well organised and be at your best when prioritising a multitude of tasks. You need to be a confident communicator who enjoys working with others and being at the heart of a busy team.

In return we will induct, develop and train you and give you the opportunity to be involved in challenging and rewarding work. You will have 28 days annual leave plus public holidays.

The Navigator Service is provided by Jobs In Mind and SMART (St Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training) and is funded by West London Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS).  The service is for people with long term mental health needs who are registered with a GP Practice in the Kensington & Chelsea and the Queens Park or Paddington areas.

The Navigator Service is part of the Community Living Well Service that brings together a range of clinical and wellbeing services to offer coordinated support to promote social, physical and mental wellbeing.  The Community Living Well service is provided by the NHS and voluntary sector organisations, working in partnership.

You will work primarily from the Community Living Well Hubs at Violet Melchett Health Centre (SW3 5RR) and St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing (W10 6DZ).

The selection process will involve a written exercise.

We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of mental ill health as a user of services or as carer.

How to apply

For further details of how to apply please download the Job Description and Application Form using the links below:

Job Description Nov 2018

Application form

Please send your completed application form to helen.little9@nhs.net

Closing date for applications: Monday 26th November (5pm) 2018.

Interviews: Wednesday 5th December 2018 at Violet Melchett Health Centre, Community Living Well Service, 2nd Floor, 30 Flood Walk, Chelsea, London, SW3 5RR

Feedback: In the interests of economy we will only notify those candidates who are shortlisted. Unfortunately we are not able to give feedback to candidates not shortlisted.

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