Funding for this post comes from a successful application to the UK Government's Tampon Tax Fund to create a mental health and wellbeing service. The aim of this service is to offer a free support and counselling service for those most in need to enable them to better manage their mental health and minimise the impact on their well-being. This service will be accessed on-line, text chat, face to face and in a group setting.
The post holder will be a member of a multidisciplinary team providing support for single parent families and their children.
The Family Support Worker will be responsible to the Local Family Support Service Manager for the provision of 1:1 support and group programmes for single parents which, adopting a psychoeducational approach, will improve outcomes for their families.
Referrals to the service will be from within the OPFS team, other professionals and self-referrals.
This is a new and innovative service and the post is funded by Our Place Big Lottery Fund for two years. The aim of the project is to provide support to people moving on from the criminal justice system, and work with the local community, employers and services to improve awareness and opportunities.
This post will provide support through group and one-to-one work, as well as coordinating workshops, events and marketing. Building strong relationships with external agencies will be a vital part of this role in order to improve access for the client group as well as generate opportunities in the local area.
We are looking for a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills and a good understanding of the barriers people with convictions face.
We encourage applications from individuals who may have lived experience, such as experience of the criminal justice system and/or unemployment.
You will be able to use your knowledge and experience to assist others.
You will be passionate about helping people faced with social and economic disadvantage, and be able to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.
We are looking for an Immediate Help Service Initial Assessment Officer to join our successful team.
The position of Initial Assessment Officer within FDAMH is a key post. The primary function of the Initial Assessment Officer is to meet with clients, discuss their reasons for attending and from there, to agree with the client the best course of action to meet their needs. This post requires a person with considerable experience, resilience, empathy and a clear understanding of how social, environmental and health and wellbeing factors impact on an individual’s whole life and that of their family and social contacts.