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Mental Health Community Connectors - 3 posts available

£ 27,617 FTE
Minimum 28 hours, maximum 37 hours per week. We are flexible in our approach to the working hours for these posts and are happy to accept applications from individuals wishing to work anywhere between 28 and 37 hours per week.
Rotherham
Permanent
Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR)
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24th April 2024

How to Apply


To apply for these roles, please either complete an application form or send in your CV and a covering letter outlining your skills and experience in relation to this role and send to: recruitment@varotherham.org.uk or by post to: HR, Voluntary Action Rotherham, The Spectrum, Coke Hill, Rotherham, S60 2HX.

Job Description


Healthy communities are underpinned by better mental and physical health. However, not all aspects of community life are available to all adults - social isolation, unemployment, financial and housing problems, socioeconomic deprivation and domestic issues can all have a negative impact on a person’s mental and physical health. Community Connectors in Rotherham will play a key role in engaging and supporting people to overcome the barriers that they may experience – enabling them to access community support and services to improve their health outcomes.

Community Connectors will contribute to the transformation of community mental health care in Rotherham - helping the NHS to move towards integrated community mental health services across primary and secondary care in collaboration with Rotherham Local Authority and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). This will mean services are brought closer together, more responsive, easier to access and achieve longer lasting and better health outcomes for patients.

As a Community Connector you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team within the new Primary Care Mental Health pathway and work alongside clinical colleagues to help deliver a holistic care approach for patients, by:

• Helping people to access support from local VCS organisations and services to meet their mental health and well-being needs.
• Co-producing personalised support plans with individuals, their families and carers to take control of their wellbeing, increasing capability and motivation to improve their mental and physical health.
• Drawing on and increasing the strengths and capacities of local communities, enabling local VCS organisations and community groups to provide opportunities for people to develop friendships, a sense of belonging, and build knowledge, skills and confidence.

Forging strong links with existing local (VCS) organisations and neighbourhood level groups you will also be involved in supporting local partners and commissioners to develop new groups and services where needed.

As well as having experience of working in the community sector or the NHS in a paid or voluntary role, you will have an understanding of the wider determinants of health including social, economic and environmental factors. An effective team player, you will also have the ability to motivate and influence others through a person-centred approach and possess personal drive and resilience.

For an informal chat about the posts, please contact Hannah Thornton on 01709 726891 or email hannah.thornton@varotherham.org.uk.


Interviews for this role are likely to take place on Thursday 2nd and/or Friday 3rd May 2024 at The Spectrum. If this date presents a problem for you, please indicate this on your application.
We will review applications as they are submitted and may bring candidates forward for an interview (with reasonable notice) at any time. We may also close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received.


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