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Group Support Workers

Project Info

Project Description

Group Work Support Worker (Contracted) for our Unique Minds, LGBTQ+ and Hearing Voices Groups and Group Work Support Worker (Bank) to provide cover for all of our groups.
Contracted Posts – NJC Scale 6 point 19-23:  £25,927-£28,226 (FTE). Actual starting salary dependent on hours
We also wish to recruit bank workers to cover for annual leave and sickness. Pay is NJC Scale 6 Pt 20 – £15.36 per hr (incl 12.07% in lieu of holiday pay).

We wish to recruit group workers to facilitate three mental health support groups:

Unique Minds, every Thursday 2.00–5.00pm. Peer and social support group for men from culturally diverse communities. This post is subject to a Genuine Occupational Requirement, as staff must identify as being from a diverse community and male.

Hearing Voices, every Saturday 4.00–7.00pm. Providing support people for those with lived experience and where you can share your own experiences and develop coping strategies in a safe and confidential environment.

LGBTQ+, every Friday 12:00–3:00pm. A safe supportive space where you can be with other people who have lived experiences of LGBTQ+ issues – you can share your thoughts and feelings and discuss coping strategies.  This is a temporary post until Jan 23 to cover sabbatical leave. This post is subject to a Genuine Occupational Requirement, as staff must identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community.

We also wish to recruit bank group workers to cover groups on a sessional basis. For all posts we are seeking people with personal experience of mental distress and substantial experience of group work and supporting people from culturally diverse groups. Each group post is 4 hours (3 group hours and an hour to set up/debrief before/after the group). For the contracted posts, attendance is also required at a monthly reflective practice group and team meeting (currently either 2nd Wednesday or 3rd Monday 6.30–9.30pm).

Closing Date:  9am, Tuesday 30th August 

Interview Date:  Thursday 8th September

To apply for a pack email or phone 0113 260 9328