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Community Link Worker

Salary:

£19, 947.50 per annum + geographical allowance £1,940-£3,630 dependant on location

Hours:

37.5

Location:

London

The Role

Together is an amazing place to work. And it’s not just because we’re one of the UK’s oldest and most respected mental health charities. It’s because we put the people who use our services at the heart of everything we do – supporting and enabling them to take control of their lives and make a positive contribution to the community.

Based in London, Criminal Justice Community Link Workers work closely with Forensic Mental Health Practitioners and other liaison and diversion professionals within the police custody suites or courts, to support individuals with their mental health and/or social care needs in community settings.

Essential criteria for the role include;

A minimum of two years’ experience in mental health settings.

• Skills in engaging individuals with mental health and complex social care needs.

• The ability to work in a flexible way to meet service users’ needs

• The ability to manage a diverse caseload of clients.

• The ability to demonstrate clear boundaries in client work.

• The ability to form effective inter-agency relationships, e.g. health, probation, social services etc.

• The ability to work independently in an autonomous and self-motivated manner.

• Good communication skills.

• The ability to maintain own safety and use outreach work protocols as agreed with line manager.

• The ability to manage complex and difficult situations.

If you would like more information, please contact

Sarrah Husain: sarrah-husain@together-uk.org

We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity in our work force and we welcome applications from disabled people and those from BME backgrounds.

 

How to apply

Before applying please read the Job Description and Person Specification, Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice .

To apply for this post, download the Application Form and send to:

Sarrah Husain: criminal-justice@together-uk.org

 

Successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check. To find out more, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service. Together is committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices. Charity No. 211091.