Mental Health Prevention and Wellbeing Officer
Join us - make a difference in our communities
The Mental Health Prevention and Wellbeing Officer's role will have a distinctive contribution to make to the current challenges faced in mental health services. The role holder will need to fully understand and implement a strength-based approach that will ensure that all customers are supported in this manner. This approach would be applied in all elements of social care including assessment, planning, implementing, and review of customer's care.
The role consists of working with social workers closely across services, both internally within Adult Social Care, and externally with our partner organisations such as Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and other third sector agencies. The post holder would need the ability to maintain and build on relationships with several agencies to ensure effective support is provided to customers using mental health services.
The role holder would be working with customers who need short, intensive support that will enable them to live meaningful and independent lives, as well as undertaking the more traditional work such as assessment, support planning and review. You will be supporting customers in the community and those being discharged from hospitals. You will be working with customers who may be in crisis and this will require an ability to work under pressure. You will support people by providing effective strength-based solutions that will enable them to manage any change in circumstances.
Salary: £20,903 to £22,183
Working Pattern: Full time (37 Hours)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Across County
What you'll need to succeed
You'll have previous experience of working within a social care or health care setting, with individuals who have complex mental health needs. You will need to be resilient and flexible and able to adapt to changing situations. You will be able to maintain a calm approach in the face of emotionally stressful events.
You will be passionate about enabling individuals to live an independent and meaningful life that meets their personal aspirations. You'll be able to develop and deliver creative and innovative solutions for individuals, to ensure they are able to engage with community assets and minimise the need for long-term formal support. You will challenge discrimination and oppression and promote inclusion and diversity.
1. Ability to analyse and interpret complex data and information and prioritise needs to make recommendations / decisions which will have a positive outcome.
2. Highly developed communication skills to persuade, negotiate or influence within or outside the organisation to achieve challenging / sensitive objectives and ensure implementation of solutions.
3. Ability to challenge existing practices and identify innovative solutions, setting timescales and objectives, and reviewing effectiveness of service delivery.
Undertake Care Act Assessments and reviews, under supervision of a registered social worker.
Undertake MCA assessments, under supervision of a registered social worker.
Recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns (including undertaking enquiries, under supervision of a registered worker
Work in a way that prevents relapse, deterioration, isolation and disengagement.
Work with individuals who are experiencing, or are at risk of, self-neglect.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE03460 .
To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
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