Community Support Worker - Primary Care Network
Job title: Community Support Worker (primary care network)
Salary: £22,500 - £23,500 per annum
Contracted Hours: 30 hours per week
Working base: Dacorum Wellbeing Centre or Watford Wellbeing Centre
Reports to: Senior Complex Needs Worker
Purpose of Post
The Community Support Worker will:
? Provide advice, information, onward referral and holistic support to clients who are experiencing mental ill health or need support with their mental wellbeing.
? Work closely with GP surgeries within the Primary Care Network.
? Ensure that the safety and wellbeing of the client is monitored and reviewed regularly.
? Be an independent source of support for all clients.
? Embed a person centred and recovery orientated approach in all aspects of the roles.
The Recovery approach includes empathy, warmth, acceptance, authenticity, compassion and humanity.
You will be line managed by the Senior Complex Needs worker for Hertfordshire Mind Network but will manage your own workload, prioritising tasks and working on your own initiative.
The objectives of the service are:
? To improve the mental wellbeing of people experiencing mental ill health.
? To increase early access to help for people experiencing mental ill health, by providing a clear and effective pathway to services provided by Herts Mind Network and other third sector and statutory providers.
? To contribute to an improvement in individual mental wellbeing.
? To remain a source of independent support for all clients.
? To reduce the use of crisis services by people experiencing mental ill health without positive outcomes for the individual.
? To contribute to an improvement in the proportion of people with mental ill health who are accessing support.
? To provide an assertive outreach approach for clients who are in crisis and/ or those that may have complex or multiple needs.
? To receive referrals a wide range