Community Mental Health Recovery and Crisis Enablement Service (CRCE) Admin Support Worker
The Community Mental Health Recovery and Crisis Enablement Service (CRCE) aims to support people to develop strategies to enable them to live independently and reduce risk of relapse and need for support from statutory services. CRCE will be offering one-to-one support in two ways:
- Short term crisis intervention in the form of drop-in surgeries, escorting to appointments, help with form filling and making phone calls.
- Long term support for service users with complex needs.
The admin support worker will be responsible for all administrative tasks required to support the project: respond to telephone and written enquiries; update client records on CRM system; manage room bookings; provide a first point of contact to all volunteers and clients.
We are looking for a person with experience in admin and reception work who is able to support the project manager and a team of volunteers. Previous experience of working in a mental health environment and with volunteers would be an advantage but not essential. We are looking for a person that shares our ethos and dedication to supporting people with mental health problems to make changes in their life.
Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing an interest to Ossi Ron. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3301 9850
Integrated Community Support (ICS) volunteers
The Integrated Community Support (ICS) provides day service opportunities for people with low and medium Preventative Care Needs.
We are currently looking to offer volunteering placements with our new Mental Health Recovery Pathway (MHRP) – a mental health provision based across three sites in Islington responding to the mental health needs of Islington residents.
You will be assisting service users who experience mental distress in group settings.
We ask for a commitment of at least 1 day a week 9:30 – 5:00 for a full year (+ about 2-3 months for DBS check and induction), though there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer more than one day a week.
If this sounds interesting and suitable to you, please complete the volunteer application form and return with your CV and a letter of interest, indicating why are you interested in volunteering for Islington Mind, if there is anything specific that you would like to do in your volunteering placement – e.g. facilitate activities, work one-to-one with service users, support our open access drop-in sessions, support service users with completing forms, accompany service users to appointments etc, and your availability – e.g. one or more days a week and which days of the week you are available.
Please email all the above application material to:
Structured Integrated Support (SIS) volunteers
The Structured Integrated Support (SIS) service offers support for people with high and complex needs.
You will be assisting service users who experience mental distress in one-to-one settings:
- help to resettle in the community on discharge from hospital
- help to develop strategies to improve their quality of life and reduce their dependence on statutory services
- provide personalised key work support to enable people with complex mental health needs progress and maintain independent living.
We are looking for volunteers who can support people with activities for a minimum of 1 day per week for a full year. Activities such as:
- Escorting people to appointments/outings/activities or events
- Organisational and administrative tasks – help with budgeting; understanding/applying for welfare benefits; letter writing and form filling; arranging activities/appointments; planning the use of other services such as shopping.
- Supporting people to maintain their homes – reporting/organising repairs; organising a move; signposting and referring to services and activities.
- Ad-hoc support
Staff benefits include volunteers receiving 4 days of training and a fortnightly group supervision.
What you will gain from this role:
- Free accredited Mental Health First Aid training
- On the job training and supervision
- Support with professional development
- Work references provided after completion of one year volunteering
- Travel expenses reimbursed (within London)
If you feel you are able to commit to the requirements of the position, we would love to hear from you. Please return the completed volunteer application form, along with a copy of your CV, to email@example.com
If you have any questions, please email Ossi at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 3301 9850
Mother to Mother Carers Service volunteers
Hours: 1 day a week (Mondays only)
Location: London Borough of Islington
Closing date: Ongoing
We have developed a holistic Mother-to-Mother programme that aims to provide a space for mothers and women caregivers of people with mental health problems to have their voice heard, be listened to, share their experiences and gain access to information and support.
At the centre of this provision is a supervised therapeutic social space that brings women caregivers together and offers them opportunities to socialise and support each other informally.
We are looking for volunteers who can support people with activities for 1 day a week.
You will help provide a flexible and recovery oriented community mental health service to mothers who are carers of people with mental health problems, help them develop individual support plans and mental health self-management tools and support them to access mainstream mental health services if desirable.
Volunteers will receive 4 days of training and fortnightly group supervision.
If you would like to volunteer with the Mother to Mother Carers Support Project, please fill in the application form and email it to email@example.com along with a supporting letter indicating how you would like to help.
If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 3301 9850