Community Outreach Support Officer
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others while at the same time pursue your career goals?
If so, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, highly motivated and keen to have a positive impact on the lives of others to join our team. The team provides a range of comprehensive services to adults who require secondary mental health care in South Hackney.
The service offers individuals, families and carers the support needed to meet health and social care needs while promoting choice, independence, collaboration and recovery.
As a Community Outreach Support Officer, you will have responsibility for delivery of services to adults who are known to the mental health service. You will work closely with the service users and their families as well as other professionals involved in their care.
The essential requirements of the post are:
- Knowledge of the role of community support services in the care and rehabilitation of individuals with severe and enduring mental health needs
- Experience of working with mental health service users in the development of independent living skills, and of assisting and advising service users in independently managing their accommodation, finances, leisure, recreation and mental health needs
- Ability to monitor the mental health of service users and to support them in their programmes of treatment
- NVQ L3 Certificate in Promoting Independence or equivalent
Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
This application process replaces a supporting statement.
Closing date for applications: 22 June 2021
Interviews: 13 July 2021
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: