Are you passionate about supporting local people with Mental Health using a holistic approach? Then this role might be the one for you!

The Community Connectors programme is about putting local people and service users at the centre of mental health support, addressing their emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual creative and cultural and welfare needs, looking at the whole person.

Community Connectors is an exciting and innovative partnership between Community Links, Aston Mansfield, Mind in Stratford & Tower Hamlets and Newham, and the NHS East London Foundation Trust (ELFT).

Job title:  Community Connector – Mental Health (Maternity Cover)

Based in the Community Integrated Mental Health Service (North Team) East London NHS Foundation Trust 

Place of work: East London Foundation Trust (within the Network of Primary Care) and Community Links 105 Barking Road /Aston-Mansfield Durning Hall / (Community Links/Mind Stratford partners) 

Hours of work: 37 hours per week 

Salary/Grade: £28,900 per annum 

Reports to: Primary Care Network Lead (ELFT) / Aston-Mansfield  

Level of screening: Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) 

About the Role

As a Community Connector you will work within the local community, being alert to the mental health needs of local residents, and provide support and signposting in a range of ways as agreed with the Primary Care Network (PCN) and wider partnership.

This specific role involves providing holistic support to patients suffering from a serious mental illness (SMI). Patients will have a single or range of diagnosed conditions, will be known to ELFT and will therefore have a range of needs, including symptoms of anxiety or depression, or have a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Specifically, the Community Connector will work with multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) who sit within primary care networks (PCNs) which are clusters of GP practices across Newham, and will support patients in accessing appropriate local services, embodying a true example of wrap around support.

Community Connectors will work with ELFT under what is called the Mental Health Transformation Programme. The ethos of the programme is recovery focused, exploring needs through complexity (rather than diagnosis), a focus on a person’s strengths and assets, and on the wider determinants of health and wellbeing. 

Above all, the Community Connector will be a strong networker who is able to engage multiple stakeholders for the betterment of patient welfare and outcomes.  

To Apply:

Please read the full Job Description and Specification (click here to download)

Then, send a cv and covering letter stating how your experience meets the person specification to

Closing date: 15th of July 2022

Additional notes:

  • this role would best suit someone with local knowledge of Newham particularly in Manor Park and Forest Gate
  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check is required for this role

About Aston-Mansfield

Aston-Mansfield is an east London based charity who has been working for over 130 years to support children, young people and families to lead happy healthy lives, realise their potential and unlock their ambition. We aim to make long-lasting change, offering opportunity, community and inspiration to the families and individuals we work with.

We provide this through a range of support including, wrap-around care for families with children, youth projects, mental health support and training for small community and voluntary sector organisations. 

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