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Mental Health Outreach Worker

Salary:
£21,166 - £24,799
Location:
Cardiff
Company:
Cardiff Council

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Mental Health Outreach Worker - Transitions Service Ty Canna


We are a small team based in Ty Canna Outreach Services, Canton, Cardiff providing a high quality community service to adults with mental health issues and enabling them to move through recovery. We are looking to recruit a Mental Health Outreach Worker to join the newly formed Young People's Transitions Service based at Ty Canna. This is an exciting project that has the potential to really make a difference to young people's lives while adopting a person- centred approach.

The successful applicant will work with young people aged between 17- 25 years to help them find direction and build confidence. An assertive approach is required to help young people work towards goals, hopes and aspirations. The ability to work in collaboration with other services is required as well as the ability to signpost to key agencies. We would like to hear from you if you are innovative, enthusiastic and highly motivated with excellent communication and IT skills. Experience in the field of mental health provision is required preferably with young people. The successful candidate will also be organised, creative and excited at the opportunity to help young people realise their potential and move forward with their lives. We need you to be flexible in both working hours and location and that might include occasional weekends and evenings. A full valid driving licence and use of a car is desirable.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
• ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.

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