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Housing Support Project Coordinator Based at Llanelli Mind

Job Title: Project Coordinator (TY a Gofal Support Worker)
Salary: 30 Hours per week (£14.00 per hour)
Hours: Monday to Friday *Includes weekend and evening work
Holidays: All calculated on a pro rata basis
Probationary Period: 3 Months (Subject to funding)
Responsible To: Llanelli Mind CEO
Post Based At:  Llanelli Mind Welcome Centre, 46 Thomas street, Llanelli, SA153JA

Project Information:
Ty a Gofal is an out of hours service on behalf of Mind Llanelli that provides a client centre approach and wellbeing support in order to tackle the ongoing stigma and discrimination to those that are homeless and/or in temporary accommodation. Based on a flexible basis around the Carmarthenshire, Ty a Gofal staff will be there to advise, support and encourage clients through the provision of a range of supportive interventions in a welcoming and positive environment within Llanelli Town Centre and therefore allow the client to feel confident in immersing into the local community.

Our Mission
We work for a better life for everyone with direct or indirect experience of mental health problems. We promote a positive attitude to mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Our Vision
‘We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem has both support and respect.’

Role summary (not an exhaustive list):

The Ty a Gofal Coordinator will aim to provide mental wellbeing support to those who are homeless and/or in temporary accommodation with a particular focus on building resilience and taking ownership of their own lives through a ‘5 steps to well-being’ programme. This will be achieved by undertaking a practical and holistic person centred approach to support those who may require additional teachings to reintegrate them into leading a fulfilling and independent life. By delivering early intervention methods it can promote positive recovery, building resilience and reducing loneliness and isolation. The Coordinator will ensure that all support and workers which contributes meets the needs and requirements of those accessing the service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead on the line management of the Project Worker staff team and the coordination of the Ty a Gofal service delivery;
  • To work with the Project Workers to assess and prioritise all access pathway requests and regularly monitor and review the project delivery;
  • Effectively support, communicate and motivate people experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Ability to plan their time effectively and prioritise own work, whilst comfortable to delegate if required.
  • Be able to analyse and solve problems however recognise when you need support from your seniors.
  • Develop, monitor and deliver potential workshops and support services
  • Help collate monitoring information to demonstrate that agreed targets have been achieved and to support contract or service level negotiations.
  • Help to monitor and improve service quality for the scheme as well as supervision for staff.
  • To work with partner professionals from the NHS, Carmarthenshire CC Social Services, WAST and the Police to ensure that a fully integrated service that meets the needs of individuals is delivered;
  • To ensure standards and practice around Health and Safety, confidentiality, data protection and all of Llanelli Mind’s Policies and Procedures are effectively implemented and maintained at all times;
  • To attend any relevant strategic Fora across the County of Carmarthenshire, or more widely;
  • To undertake associated training and personal development relevant to the post;
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as agreed in conjunction with the Llanelli Mind
  • To support the development of good people management standards, policies and practices for employees and volunteers;

This list of duties is not exhaustive and serves only to highlight the main requirements of the post holder. The line manager may stipulate other reasonable requirements commensurate with the general profile and grade of the post. The job description will be reviewed regularly and may be subject to change.

 

Person Specification:

Qualifications

  • Degree isn’t necessary but a background in Health & Social Care or psychology would be desirable
  • NVQ competencies in Health & Social Care Level 3 would provide some evidence of competence for the post and all staff would be required to hold or complete this as part of their employment.
  • Willingness to undertake further training in line with the development of peer support.
  • Accredited Peer Support Worker training – NVQ Level3/4 equivalent is desirable
  • Mental Health First Aid is desirable

Ability

  • Must possess excellent organisational skills and proven ability to prioritise and organise work efficiently.
  • Must have well excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to liaise and manage positive relationships with people at all levels by telephone, face to face, and in writing.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly
  • Must have the ability to work unsupervised, flexibly and on own initiative and a proven ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Must be proficient in, and have well-developed IT skills – comfortable using Microsoft Office packages
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends in line with service requirements
  • Must have the ability to work flexibly and adapt well to change
  • Must be able to ensure accurate and reliable administration of a service
  • Must have a problem solving approach
  • Must be able to manage time and work efficiently
  • Must be able to establish and maintain constructive relationships with a wide range of people including colleagues, clients, carers, partner providers in external agencies
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with people regardless of ethnic, cultural, socio-economic status, gender, age, religious beliefs, disability and sexual orientation
  • Must have the ability and willingness to reflect work practice and be open to constructive feedback
  • Full drivers licence to be able to travel across Wales/UK on work related business where necessary
  • Welsh language skills would be desirable but not essential

Experience

  • Proven record of setting up, developing and managing schemes or projects (out of hours or otherwise) within the Third or statutory sectors.
  • Clear understanding of models of service delivery such as Solution Focus Brief Therapy, recovery based practice, principals of actualisation and non-directivity etc.
  • Clear understanding of managing strategic and operational partnerships and relationships with a range of service commissioners.
  • Educated background and/or sufficient knowledge of current benefit schemes
  • Experience of using a range of self-management or recovery tools and techniques for personal use.
  • Lived experience of building and utilising resilience.
  • Experience of working in the public sector

Knowledge

  • Must have a sound understanding of the social care needs of people with homeless and/or in temporary accommodation.
  • Must have an understanding of the specific social care issues affecting people from a range of communities including those with protected characteristics
  • Must have an understanding of the political and social context within which voluntary organisations provide social care services for people for an array of concerns.

Skills

  • Possess keen attention to detail and accurate record keeping and report writing
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communications skills
  • Understanding of the impact of stigma and discrimination
  • Awareness of confidentiality
  • Professional in appearance and behaviour
  • Ability and willingness to reflect on work practice and be open to constructive feedback
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Sense of humour

Values

  • Commitment to those who use services being enabled to have greater opportunities to exercise their rights
  • Commitment to promoting and exercising understanding of diversity and equality issues as barriers to social inclusion
  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours and competencies consistent with the values of the charities

Other

  • A willingness to work flexibly through prior arrangement as the needs of the job dictate including unsocial hours and weekends

If you think that you have the skills and experience to help us realise our ambitions, we would very much like to hear from you.

Please request an application pack, from Recruitment@Llanelli-Mind.org.uk we do not accept CV’s in advance. Completed application forms should be returned to the above email address.  We do not accept applications through Social Media.

Closing Date for applications is 6pm on Monday 4th January 2021.

Applicants will be contacted regarding interview dates.

 

 

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3 x Housing Support Project Worker Based at Llanelli Mind

Job Title: Project Coordinator (TY a Gofal Support Worker)
Salary: 30 Hours per week (£9.80 per hour)
Hours: 12 week position; subject to funding
Holidays: all calculated on a pro rata basis
Period of Notice: 1 week during probation
Probationary Period: 3 Months (Subject to funding)
Responsible To: Ty a Gofal Coordinator
Post Based At:  Llanelli Mind Welcome Centre, 46 Thomas street, Llanelli, SA153JA – Can be palced around Carmarthenshire

Project Information:
Ty a Gofal is an out of hours service on behalf of Mind Llanelli that provides a client centre approach and wellbeing support in order to tackle the ongoing stigma and discrimination to those that are homeless and/or in temporary accommodation. Based on a flexible basis around the Carmarthenshire, Ty a Gofal staff will be there to advise, support and encourage clients through the provision of a range of supportive interventions in a welcoming and positive environment within Llanelli Town Centre and therefore allow the client to feel confident in immersing into the local community.

Our Mission
We work for a better life for everyone with direct or indirect experience of mental health problems. We promote a positive attitude to mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Our Vision
‘We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem has both support and respect.’

Role summary (not an exhaustive list):

Ty a Gofal will aim to provide mental wellbeing support to those who are homeless and/or in temporary accommodation with a particular focus on building resilience and taking ownership of their own lives through a ‘5 steps to well-being’ programme. This will be achieved by undertaking a practical and holistic person centred approach to support those who may require additional teachings to reintegrate them into leading a fulfilling and independent life. By delivering early intervention methods it can promote positive recovery, building resilience and reducing loneliness and isolation. The support worker will ensure that all support provided meets the needs and requirements of those accessing the service.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To lead on the line management of the Project Worker staff team and the coordination of the Ty a Gofal service delivery;
  • To support the coordinator, fellow staff and the coordination of the Ty a Gofal service delivery;
  • Have the ability to communicate and assess people mental health needs
  • Effectively support and motivate people experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Ability to plan their time effectively and prioritise own work
  • Be able to analyse and solve problems however recognise when you need support from your seniors.
  • Develop and deliver potential workshops and support services
    Help collate monitoring information to demonstrate that agreed targets have been achieved and to support contract or service level negotiations.
  • Help to monitor and improve service quality,
  • To work with partner professionals from the NHS, Carmarthenshire CC Social Services, WAST and the Police to ensure that a fully integrated service that meets the needs of individuals is delivered;
  • To ensure standards and practice around Health and Safety, confidentiality, data protection and all of Llanelli Mind’s Policies and Procedures are effectively implemented and maintained at all times;
  • To attend any relevant strategic Fora across the County of Carmarthenshire, or more widely;
  • To undertake associated training and personal development relevant to the post;
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as agreed in conjunction with the Llanelli Mind
  • To support the development of good people management standards, policies and practices for employees and volunteers;

This list of duties is not exhaustive and serves only to highlight the main requirements of the post holder. The line manager may stipulate other reasonable requirements commensurate with the general profile and grade of the post. The job description will be reviewed regularly and may be subject to change.

Person Specification:

Qualifications

  • Degree isn’t necessary but a background in Health & Social Care or psychology would be desirable
  • NVQ competencies in Health & Social Care Level 3 would provide some evidence of competence for the post and all staff would be required to hold or complete this as part of their employment.
  • Willingness to undertake further training in line with the development of peer support.
  • Accredited Peer Support Worker training – NVQ Level3/4 equivalent is desirable
  • Mental Health First Aid is desirable

Ability

  • Must possess excellent organisational skills and proven ability to prioritise and organise work efficiently.
  • Must have well excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to liaise and manage positive relationships with people at all levels by telephone, face to face, and in writing.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly
  • Must have the ability to work unsupervised, flexibly and on own initiative and a proven ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Must be proficient in, and have well-developed IT skills – comfortable using Microsoft Office packages
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends in line with service requirements
  • Must have the ability to work flexibly and adapt well to change
  • Must be able to ensure accurate and reliable administration of a service
  • Must have a problem solving approach
  • Must be able to manage time and work efficiently
  • Must be able to establish and maintain constructive relationships with a wide range of people including colleagues, clients, carers, partner providers in external agencies
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with people regardless of ethnic, cultural, socio-economic status, gender, age, religious beliefs, disability and sexual orientation
  • Must have the ability and willingness to reflect work practice and be open to constructive feedback
  • Full drivers licence to be able to travel across Wales/UK on work related business where necessary
  • Welsh language skills would be desirable but not essential

Experience

  • Proven record of setting up, developing and managing schemes or projects (out of hours or otherwise) within the Third or statutory sectors.
  • Clear understanding of models of service delivery such as Solution Focus Brief Therapy, recovery based practice, principals of actualisation and non-directivity etc.
  • Clear understanding of managing strategic and operational partnerships and relationships with a range of service commissioners.
  • Educated background and/or sufficient knowledge of current benefit schemes
  • Experience of using a range of self-management or recovery tools and techniques for personal use.
  • Lived experience of building and utilising resilience.
  • Experience of working in the public sector

Knowledge

  • Must have a sound understanding of the social care needs of people with homeless and/or in temporary accommodation.
  • Must have an understanding of the specific social care issues affecting people from a range of communities including those with protected characteristics
  • Must have an understanding of the political and social context within which voluntary organisations provide social care services for people for an array of concerns.

Skills

  • Possess keen attention to detail and accurate record keeping and report writing
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communications skills
  • Understanding of the impact of stigma and discrimination
  • Awareness of confidentiality
  • Professional in appearance and behaviour
  • Ability and willingness to reflect on work practice and be open to constructive feedback
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Sense of humour

Values

  • Commitment to those who use services being enabled to have greater opportunities to exercise their rights
  • Commitment to promoting and exercising understanding of diversity and equality issues as barriers to social inclusion
  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours and competencies consistent with the values of the charities

Other

  • A willingness to work flexibly through prior arrangement as the needs of the job dictate including unsocial hours and weekends

If you think that you have the skills and experience to help us realise our ambitions, we would very much like to hear from you.

Please request an application pack, from Recruitment@Llanelli-Mind.org.uk we do not accept CV’s in advance. Completed application forms should be returned to the above email address.  We do not accept applications through Social Media.

Closing Date for applications is 6pm on Monday 4th January 2021.

Applicants will be contacted regarding interview dates.

 

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TY a Gofal Administrative Worker (Housing Support) Based at Llanelli Mind

Job Title: TY a Gofal Administrative Worker
Salary: 24 Hours per week (£10.50 per hour)
Hours: 12 week position; subject to funding
Holidays: all calculated on a pro rata basis
Period of Notice: 1 week during probation
Probationary Period: 3 Months (Subject to funding)
Responsible To: Ty a Gofal Coordinator
Post Based At:  Llanelli Mind Welcome Centre, 46 Thomas street, Llanelli, SA153JA – Can be placed around Carmarthenshire

Project Information:
Ty a Gofal is an out of hours service on behalf of Mind Llanelli that provides a client centre approach and wellbeing support in order to tackle the ongoing stigma and discrimination to those that are homeless and/or in temporary accommodation. Based on a flexible basis around the Carmarthenshire, Ty a Gofal staff will be there to advise, support and encourage clients through the provision of a range of supportive interventions in a welcoming and positive environment within Llanelli Town Centre and therefore allow the client to feel confident in immersing into the local community.

Our Mission
We work for a better life for everyone with direct or indirect experience of mental health problems. We promote a positive attitude to mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Our Vision
‘We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem has both support and respect.’

Role summary (not an exhaustive list):

Ty a Gofal will aim to provide mental wellbeing support to those who are homeless and/or in temporary accommodation with a particular focus on building resilience and taking ownership of their own lives through a ‘5 steps to well-being’ programme. The administrative worker will provide professional, efficient, effective administrative and occasional financial support to Llanelli Mind, ensuring efficient and effective running of the charity business including their associated projects, finances and daily business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to plan their time effectively and prioritise own work
  • Be able to analyse and solve problems however recognise when you need support from other staff members and/or your seniors.
  • Help collate monitoring information to demonstrate that agreed targets have been achieved and to support contract or service level negotiations.
  • Help to monitor and improve service quality,
  • To support the coordinator, fellow staff and the coordination of the Ty a Gofal service delivery;
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with exceptional people skills.
  • Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer ensure that the financial obligations of the organisation are met
  • Be responsible for the day to day financial administration of the organisation
  • Be responsible for maintenance of financial systems
  • Prepare and send all invoices to ensure their timely payment
  • Actively manage cash flow in line with organisational policy
  • Ensure that all expenditure is properly authorised in accordance with organisational policy
  • Ensure expenditure is allocated to the correct budget or project within the financial system
  • Oversee petty cash systems ensuring that an accurate record of all transactions is kept and that it is reconciled monthly
  • Maintain a comprehensive costing system to facilitate accurate apportionment of expenditure and accurate costing of current and future projects
  • Work with the Chief Executive Officer and Board to develop, implement and monitor all financial plans, strategies and activities.

Main Duties andOrganisational Responsibilities:

  • To work in accordance with Llanelli Mind’s aims, objectives and values
  • To work in accordance with Llanelli Mind’s policy and procedures
  • To play an active role in reviewing organisational policy and procedures
  • To maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of accounting standards and recommended practice
  • To work with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure that the Board of Trustees formulate and regularly review the financial interests of the organisation
  • To work with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure that the board receives appropriate advice and information on all financial matters enabling it to fulfil its governance responsibilities
  • To work flexibly to best meet the needs of the service

This list of duties is not exhaustive and serves only to highlight the main requirements of the post holder. The line manager may stipulate other reasonable requirements commensurate with the general profile and grade of the post. The job description will be reviewed regularly and may be subject to change.

Person Specification:

Qualifications

  • Degree isn’t necessary but a GCSE in Maths/English grade C would be preferred.
  • Understanding of office management systems and administrative environment.
  • Willingness to undertake further training in line with the development of peer support.

Ability

  • Must possess excellent organisational skills and proven ability to prioritise and organise work efficiently.
  • Must have well excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to liaise and manage positive relationships with people at all levels by telephone, face to face, and in writing.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly
  • Must have the ability to work unsupervised, flexibly and on own initiative and a proven ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Must be proficient in, and have well-developed IT skills – comfortable using Microsoft Office packages
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends in line with service requirements
  • Must have the ability to work flexibly and adapt well to change
  • Must be able to ensure accurate and reliable administration of a service
  • Must have a problem solving approach
  • Must be able to manage time and work efficiently
  • Must be able to establish and maintain constructive relationships with a wide range of people including colleagues, clients, carers, partner providers in external agencies
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with people regardless of ethnic, cultural, socio-economic status, gender, age, religious beliefs, disability and sexual orientation
  • Must have the ability and willingness to reflect work practice and be open to constructive feedback
  • Full drivers licence to be able to travel across Wales/UK on work related business where necessary
  • Welsh language skills would be desirable but not essential

Experience

  • Proven record of setting up, developing and managing schemes or projects (out of hours or otherwise) within the Third or statutory sectors.
  • Clear understanding of managing strategic and operational partnerships and relationships with a range of service commissioners.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel
  • Educated background and/or sufficient knowledge of current benefit schemes
  • Experience of working in a fast paced administrative environment.
  • Lived experience of building and utilising resilience.
  • Experience of working in the public sector

Knowledge

  • Must have a sound understanding of the social care needs of people with homeless and/or in temporary accommodation.
  • Must have an understanding of the specific social care issues affecting people from a range of communities including those with protected characteristics
  • Must have an understanding of the political and social context within which voluntary organisations provide social care services for people for an array of concerns.
  • Ability to work autonomously on own initiative with good attention to detail.

Skills

  • Possess keen attention to detail and accurate record keeping and report writing
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communications skills
  • Understanding of the impact of stigma and discrimination
  • Awareness of confidentiality
  • Professional in appearance and behaviour
  • Ability and willingness to reflect on work practice and be open to constructive feedback
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Sense of humour

Values

  • Commitment to those who use services being enabled to have greater opportunities to exercise their rights
  • Commitment to promoting and exercising understanding of diversity and equality issues as barriers to social inclusion
  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours and competencies consistent with the values of the charities

Other

  • A willingness to work flexibly through prior arrangement as the needs of the job dictate including unsocial hours and weekends

If you think that you have the skills and experience to help us realise our ambitions, we would very much like to hear from you.

Please request an application pack, from Recruitment@Llanelli-Mind.org.uk we do not accept CV’s in advance. Completed application forms should be returned to the above email address.  We do not accept applications through Social Media.

Closing Date for applications is 6pm on Monday 4th January 2021.

Applicants will be contacted regarding interview dates.