Mental Health Specialist (PL810)

Location: Kent (flexible working location)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (flexible and part-time working considered)
Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 gross per annum
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 9am Monday 25 March

Because like you, we’re dedicated to changing attitudes and changing lives.

About us: We are passionate about helping vulnerable people to reach their full potential. We strive for a fairer society where vulnerable people find stability, the most excluded are included, and where homelessness and poverty are things of the past.

The role: You will be involved with developing the new Kent Homeless Connect service – a new a network of support organisations (including Porchlight) for homeless and vulnerable people. You will help shape its response and delivery of support to people affected by homelessness and mental health.

As a specialist manager, you will improve the way mental health support is delivered, ensuring the service reflects best practice, and provide staff with advice, guidance and training.

You will manage a small caseload of complex cases, develop relationships with primary and secondary care mental health services, and recommend other specialist support when needed.

This role requires:

  • Experience of professional mental health support
  • Strong collaborative working skills
  • The ability to also work independently
  • The ability to motivate and influence others

Benefits: As a Porchlight employee, you will have access to a wide range of benefits including free life insurance, 25 days holiday per year (increasing to 30 days after five years’ service) and the Porchlight pension scheme.

We can also offer access to a range of continuous professional development opportunities, as well as clinical / professional supervision.

Interviews will be taking place on: Wednesday, 3 April in Canterbury

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Porchlight is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact our HR assistant Daniella Sherriff on 01227 760078 (option 3) or email recruitment@porchlight.org.uk.