Lanarkshire Links
Lanarkshire Links

Charity registered in Scotland SC033933


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Stigma Free Lanarkshire Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,709 – £25,982
  • Motherwell with travel as required to fulfil the post
  • Closing 25th February 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Stigma Free Lanarkshire team based in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. Building on a history of vigorous campaigning against mental health stigma and working in partnership with See Me Scotland and NHS Lanarkshire, the Stigma Free Lanarkshire programme is leading in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of an ambitious programme of change at local level here.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, focused and motivated person who understands the issues surrounding mental health stigma and is passionate and serious about tackling it. As Stigma Free Lanarkshire Development Officer you will work closely with NHS Lanarkshire, See Me colleagues, and other key stakeholders, in the promotion and delivery of the project across four areas: health and social care, communities, the workplace, and education and young people. In addition, embedding a rights-based approach, you will assist in achieving the project’s aims to create inclusive systems, culture and practice as well as encouraging opportunities for contact between those who experience stigma and those who perpetrate it.

This project is funded by NHS Lanarkshire. It is hosted by the service user and carer organisation, Lanarkshire Links, whose purpose is to support mental health service users and carers to be involved in the process of planning services and provision.

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Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £33,072 – £40,736 pro-rata
  • Office base: Lanarkshire Links, Dalziel Business Centre, Scott Street, Dalziel Business Centre, Motherwell, ML1 1PN with travel as required to fulfil the post
  • Closing 4th March 2022

Lanarkshire Links is seeking to recruit a Development Manager, this post has two key elements.

  • To recruit and support our members (volunteers) by facilitating the development of local community groups to work in a peer led way to talk about what is important to them with a view to bringing about change in service provision.
  • To line manage four peer workers who are employed within the adult mental health inpatient wards at University Hospitals Hairmyres and Wishaw.

You are - someone who believes passionately in the power of the lived experience of mental health problems and in making recovery a reality. You should also understand the impact of stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems and be serious about the need to challenge it.

You have - a sound understanding of the recovery process, creativity with excellent writing skills; good networking and interpersonal skills; expert listener with a nurturing attitude; and the ability to identify and respond to emerging opportunities; ability to engage with a range of people in a variety of contexts and at different levels.

Lanarkshire Links is funded by NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council with our focus being to support mental health service users and carers to be involved in the process of planning and provision of services.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our diverse team of workers who are committed to promoting the welfare and advancing the education of people affected by mental health issues across Lanarkshire. We employ the Stigma Free Lanarkshire Project and work closely with the wider Lanarkshire Recovery Network, supporting and encouraging local action towards recovery and reducing stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

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Peer Worker (Mental Health)

  • Part time
  • £21,709 pro-rata
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 25th March 2022

Lanarkshire Links is mental health service user and carer led Registered Charity SC033933 whose main focus is supporting service users and carers to be involved in the design and delivery of mental health and social care services.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our diverse team of workers who are committed to promoting the welfare and advancing the education of people affected by mental health issues across Lanarkshire. We are a friendly team committed to supporting people with the lived experience back into the workplace.

You will join a group of four Peer Workers working across the adult mental health inpatient wards within the general hospitals in Lanarkshire. You will be line managed by Lanarkshire Links Development Manager and supervision will be available to you in your workplace. You will be part of the multidisciplinary team within the ward who will also be available for day-to-day support.

Lanarkshire Links has a long history of promoting Recovery and tackling the stigma that surrounds mental health and employ the Stigma Free Lanarkshire Project Team.

Peers are people who have a shared experience of mental health problems and recovery.

Peers can use this lived experience to help other people who are facing similar challenges.

Peers also use their expertise to inform the development of new policies and improve services by using their own lived experience to help design and deliver services. You will have the opportunity with the rest of the team to attend our quarterly members meetings where we support service users and their carers (our member) to engage with the statutory and voluntary sector service providers.

Applicants will use their lived experience and skills to work alongside the patient in the ward to enhance recovery throughout their hospital stay and on into the community.

When you commence employment, you will be provided with an orientation programme including the opportunity to work alongside one of the peer worker team.

You will have the opportunity to join monthly meetings with the full staff team.

You will take responsibility to complete training required for your role.

You will have (or work to gain) a knowledge of the Scottish Recovery Network Values Framework for Peer Working.

You will

  • Safely use your own personal experience to support someone’s recovery, offering hope and demonstrating a positive outcome.
  • Capture the patient’s experience of care as part of their journey of recovery from the patient’s perspective.
  • Contribute to discussions that will lead to self-improvement.
  • Build a therapeutic relationship with the patients.
  • Ensure a good working relationship with staff and partner agencies, promoting positive mental health, well-being, and recovery in your working environment
  • Provide 1:1 engagement and therapeutic recovery groups within the ward
  • Provide information and support in preparation for the patient returning home
  • Safely share you own recovery story
  • Act as a recovery champion within the team

Requirements:

Essential Desirable

  • Personal experience of mental health illness
  • You will be able to demonstrate what helped in your own recovery and what you do to maintain your own good mental health and well-being.
  • You will have effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to deal with challenging situations
  • Be competent in the use of Microsoft Word and Outlook

Desirable

  • A recognized qualification in a related field
  • A local knowledge of resources to support recovery in Lanarkshire
  • Group work skills
  • Experience of volunteering.
  • The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Mental Health Peer Support
  • Experience of working with service user, carer and professional groups

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to develop the post in adherence with good practice and standards within the mental health arena.

This post is subject to PVG Disclosure Scotland.

Work location: Our peer workers are employed within the adult mental health inpatient wards in University Hospitals Wishaw and Hairmyres.

Office Base: Lanarkshire Links, Dalziel Building, 7 Scott Street, Motherwell ML1 1PN.

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Stigma Free Lanarkshire Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,709 – £25,982
  • Motherwell with travel as required to fulfil the post
  • Closing 15th April 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Stigma Free Lanarkshire team based in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. Building on a history of vigorous campaigning against mental health stigma and working in partnership with See Me Scotland and NHS Lanarkshire, the Stigma Free Lanarkshire programme is leading in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of an ambitious programme of change at local level here.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, focused and motivated person who understands the issues surrounding mental health stigma and is passionate and serious about tackling it. As Stigma Free Lanarkshire Development Officer you will work closely with NHS Lanarkshire, See Me colleagues, and other key stakeholders, in the promotion and delivery of the project across four areas: health and social care, communities, the workplace, and education and young people. In addition, embedding a rights-based approach, you will assist in achieving the project’s aims to create inclusive systems, culture and practice as well as encouraging opportunities for contact between those who experience stigma and those who perpetrate it.

This project is funded by NHS Lanarkshire. It is hosted by the service user and carer organisation, Lanarkshire Links, whose purpose is to support mental health service users and carers to be involved in the process of planning services and provision.

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Stigma Free Lanarkshire Senior Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,104 – £32,915
  • Motherwell with travel as required to fulfil the post
  • Closing 28th April 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Stigma Free Lanarkshire team based in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. Building on a history of vigorous campaigning against mental health stigma, and working in partnership with See Me Scotland and NHS Lanarkshire, the Stigma Free Lanarkshire programme is leading in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of an ambitious programme of change at local level here.

We are looking for an experienced, focused and motivated person who understands the issues surrounding mental health stigma and is passionate and serious about tackling it. As Stigma Free Lanarkshire Senior Development Officer you will develop, manage and maintain key relationships with NHS Lanarkshire, See Me colleagues, and other key stakeholders, in the promotion and delivery of the project across four areas: health and social care, communities, the workplace, and education and young people.

In addition, embedding a rights-based approach, you will assist in achieving the project’s aims to create inclusive systems, culture and practice as well as encouraging opportunities for contact between those who experience stigma and those who perpetrate it.

This project is funded by NHS Lanarkshire. It is hosted by the service user and carer organisation, Lanarkshire Links, whose purpose is to support mental health service users and carers to be involved in the process of planning services and provision.

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Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,966
  • Office base: Lanarkshire Links, Dalziel Business Centre, Scott Street, Dalziel Business Centre, Motherwell, ML1 1PN with travel as required to fulfil the post
  • Closing 26th August 2022

Lanarkshire Links is seeking to recruit a Young Adults Development Officer to promote engagement with younger mental health service users and carers (aged 16-35) in South Lanarkshire.

You are - someone who believes passionately in the power of the lived experience of mental health problems and in making recovery a reality. You should also understand the impact of stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems and be serious about the need to challenge it.

You have - a sound understanding of the recovery process, creativity with excellent writing skills; good networking and interpersonal skills; expert listener with a nurturing attitude; and the ability to identify and respond to emerging opportunities; ability to engage with a range of people in a variety of contexts and at different levels.

You have a proven track record in working with younger adults (16-35years).

Lanarkshire Links is funded by NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council with our focus being to support mental health service users and carers to be involved in the process of planning and provision of services. Funding for this one-year post is through the Community Mental Health & Wellbeing fund.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our diverse team of workers who are committed to

promoting the welfare and advancing the education of people affected by mental health issues across Lanarkshire. We employ the Stigma Free Lanarkshire Project and work closely with the wider Lanarkshire Recovery Network, supporting and encouraging local action towards recovery and reducing stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

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