Mental Health Lead Worker in Rural North Chichester

August 2022

Are you looking for a development opportunity or new challenge? Are you passionate about mental health work?

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full-Time - 37.5 hours per week (Please clearly express your available hours on your application form)

Full time salary: £29,425.50 per annum (Grade 4)

Could you make a difference to local people? We are looking for a Mental Health Support Lead Worker to join our successful service based in GP surgeries across Worthing and Adur. This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate team who work together to support individuals with mental health needs.  

 Rural North Chichester covers four GP practices – Loxwood Medical Practice, Petworth Surgery, Pulborough Medical Group and Riverbank Medical Practice (Midhurst) – with a combined patient population of circa. 38,000 and approximately 210 square miles.  The rural nature of the PCN and large distance both within the PCN and between the PCN and service locations (i.e. Chichester) means that roles will tend to be focused in either the north east or south west of the patch (Midhurst & Petworth and Loxwood & Pulborough). 

 The successful applicant will provide recovery focused 1:1 sessions, assessments and risk assessments as a Mental Health Lead Worker.  The role will also involve managing a caseload, working within a team managed by WS Mind and building a rapport with the GP surgery/surgeries that they’re based in.  

 This role will include Lead Worker duties in addition to the duties of a Mental Health Support Coordinator, this includes taking on the supervision, support and development of some of the staff team, and supporting the manager with any future recruitment. Please see the Job Description, Person Specification and Competencies for further details.  

 The role of Lead Worker is a new and exciting additional role within the service.  During this recruitment drive we’ll be looking for an individual or individuals, who will have the necessary skills to fulfil the needs of a grade 3 position, with the hope to also appoint someone at a grade 4 to pick up the role as Lead Worker. 

 As well as having experience of working with individuals with mental health needs, you will demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for recovery focused mental health work and be a strong team player. You will be able to work independently using your own initiative and be able to contribute to the development of the service. 

 Applicants must have a full UK driving licence and an independent means of transport in order to fulfil the role covering Rural North Chichester and supporting team members in other locations (mileage will be paid for travel beyond agreed base). 

If you would like to have an informal discussion prior to applying, please email: toni.holloway@westsussexmind.org to arrange this.

 Please find below an application form, guidance notes, competency framework, job description and equal opportunity monitoring form.

Please email completed applications to: recruitment@westsussexmind.org including your availability for interviews w/c Monday 12th September 2022

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 9th September 2022

Interview Date: w/c Monday, 12th September 2022

Please note we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must therefore be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

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Application Form

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Job Description & Person Specification (G4)

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Guidance Notes

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Competency Framework

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Equal Opportunity & Monitoring Form

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