2 Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLW) are needed to complete our successful team.

Permanent contract – Full time 35 hours per week.

You will be employed by Brent Mencap and work with Brent GP practices to support patients with social issues impacting their health and well-being and providing them with advice, support, and directing them to the right services in Brent. Examples of patients SPLWs work with including those who need help with their housing, welfare benefits, employment, mental health, and those who are socially isolated.

The SPLWs work in Primary Care Networks (PCN) and they are based in GP practices supporting patients referred for nonclinical needs. Often patients come to the GP practices seeking help for social issues such as social isolation, loneliness, problems with their housing or benefits, unemployment etc. Social prescribing is a way of referring patients to different support services in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing. This is a new role in Brent but has been successfully working in other areas across the country. It is a part of the NHS Long-Term Plans. For more information about Social Prescribing visit the below links:

What is social prescribing?

https://www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing/

The SPLW will build trusting relationships with people, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect them to local, diverse, and culturally appropriate community groups, organisations, and services.

As an SPLW you must be a good listener, have time for people, and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people. The post holder will work with a diverse range of people from different cultural and social backgrounds. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a diverse and sometimes challenging environment is essential.

As an SPLW you will:

Support patients in a person-centered way.

Work alongside GPs and other health professionals to support patients who have nonmedical needs.

Provide Information and advice to patients and direct them to the right services.

Provide personalised support to individuals, their families, and carers.

Assisting patients to engage with community-based services, groups, and activities.

Supporting patients to take control of their well-being, live independently and improve their health outcomes.

Supporting patients to develop personalised and manageable goals and aid decision-making for them.

Developing trusting relationships by giving patients time to focus on what matters to them.

Introduce self-care and self-management to patients.

Use the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) questionnaire to assess patients and improve their PAM level (confidence, skills, and knowledge) so they can better manage their health.

Reduce social isolation and help patients access community services.

Training will be provided and you will have access to our Directory of services to help you, direct patients, to the right services.

Closing Date for applications: 2 pm Monday 2nd August 2021.

Interview to be held on: Thursday  12th / Friday 13th August 2021 at Brent Mencap office in Willesden.

Brent-Mencap-AppForm-2021

SPLW Job Description

Please send your completed application form to m.bakhashz@nhs.net

Closing Date for applications: 2 pm Monday 2nd August 2021.

Interview to be held on: Thursday  12th / Friday 13th August 2021 at Brent Mencap office in Willesden.

 

Brent Mencap BRACES (Brent Reset- After-Covid Equality Support) Project Manager Post

28 hours per week

Salary £27500 pro-rata (£22000) I year fixed term contract

Responsible to Brent Mencap Executive Director and committee

Responsible for Activities Manager (already in post), Self-Advocacy Project Worker, as and when staff, volunteers and students

Background

Brent Mencap (a dynamic local charity) operates in a recently renovated Victorian Building with a fantastic garden In Willesden. We host several other local charities, rent out rooms for community events and have activities here for local people with a learning disability and other disabilities. We have a growing staff team of project workers, health educators and social prescribing link workers based on GP practices and a new building-based 1-year project focusing on health advocacy and wellbeing activities starting on September 1st, funded by Brent Council NCIL funding.

BRACES (Brent Reset- After-Covid Equality Support) will address the inequalities and concerns experienced by Brent people with long-term health conditions and disabilities, exacerbated by Covid19. BRACES will include people with learning disabilities, other disabilities, people with post-Covid health problems and people who shielded (who don’t consider themselves disabled). BRACES will record and share peoples’ lived experiences and ideas, provide individual and group support and advocacy, new wellbeing activities and increase digital skills and confidence among this group of people.

Job Summary

For this new role we are looking for an experienced, organised, and imaginative Project Manager who also will provide person-centered support to individuals and local health groups.  We are looking for a confident and approachable person with:

  • Substantial Experience of managing successful, inclusive community health projects with people with learning disabilities and long-term conditions
  • Substantial knowledge of the long-term health inequalities experienced by people with disabilities and long-term conditions
  • Detailed knowledge of the Accessible Information Standards and experience of auditing documents against it
  • Ability to deliver training on the Standard and how to make documents Easy Read to local staff from partner agencies
  • Great admin, evaluation, IT, presentation, and data base skills
  • Experience of gathering evidence and influencing statutory decision-makers
  • Loads of initiative and used to a pressurised environment

We expect the successful person to work the 28 hours flexibly on 4/ 5 days a week,   including some late afternoon or evenings and weekends when necessary  This role will be building based at least 18  hours a week with some scope for working from home.

Job Specification

Application form

Closing date Midday 3rd August for completed Application forms.  We do not accept CVs for safer recruitment reasons

If you are shortlisted for an interview, we will ask you to send an example of a report/essay or other written work you have produced in the last year before the interview.

Practical tests and Interviews will be held in Willesden on or 10th or 17th of August. Part of the interview will be with members of our self-advocacy group

For more information about Brent Mencap please look at www.brentmencap.org.uk

Charity Business and Quality Manager
Salary £27000 (pro-rata £19285)
Starting 1st September 2021

Brent Mencap (a dynamic local charity) operates in a recently renovated Victorian Building with a fantastic garden In Willesden. We host several other local charities, rent out rooms for community events and have activities here for local people with a learning disability and other disabilities. We have a growing staff team of project workers, health educators, and social prescribing link workers based on GP practices and new building-based health advocacy and activities project starting soon.

For this new role, we are looking for an experienced, organized, and imaginative Business and Quality  Manager to oversee our building, maximise our marketing and publicity, be responsible for our data and policy management, provide excellent customer service, support senior staff, trustees and be a key part of taking Brent Mencap forward.  It will involve a mix of regular tasks and more strategic/project-related work.  We are looking for someone with

·         Great admin skills and database experience

·         Loads of initiative and used in a pressurised environment

·         Previous experience in an office/building management role

·         Experience in solving problems in real-time and improving processes.

·         A confident and approachable personality

·         Ability to work to deadlines, manage a busy workload and prioritise tasks

We expect the successful person to work the 25 hours on 4/ 5 days a week, between 9.30-4.30 with occasional late afternoon or evenings required. This role must be primarily building-based with limited scope for working from home.

Closing date Midday 21st July for completed Application forms.  We do not accept CVs. Please give examples of how you have performed similar tasks or gained the relevant knowledge or skills  to meet this specification on the application form

Interviews will be held on only on Tuesday 3rd August in Willesden. (or a.m. on 4th if too many)

Business and Quality Manager 2021

Brent Mencap AppForm 2021

 

BRACES Project Self Advocacy worker.
Fixed-term contract for 1 year
Accountable to BRACES Project Manager

£23,400.per annum (£12,034)pro-rata

Responsible for Management of as and when staff students, and project volunteers
Hours of Work 18 hours per week worked 3 days a week with the possibility of 12 hours worked on-site and 6 hours worked from home.

For this new role we are looking for an experienced, organised, and imaginative advocacy worker who will provide person-centred support to individuals with learning disabilities or long-term health conditions (LTCs) to have a stronger voice through advocacy.  We are looking for a confident and approachable person with experience of running self-advocacy groups, hate crime training,  individual support, and signposting with people with a learning disability and LTCs

BRACES Self Advocacy worker Brent Mencap Job Description and Person Specification

Brent Mencap AppForm 2021

Closing Date for completed application forms: Midday 5th August. CV’s not accepted for safeguarding reasons

Interviews on Wednesday 11th or 18th August in Willesden will include an accessible presentation to our self-advocates, questions from them, and an interview panel (Lasting 1.5 hours)

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