Mental Health – Move On Facilitator
Fixed Term, Full Time
£28,399 per annum
Closing Date: 16th June 2021
Please note that this opportunity is for a Fixed Term Contract for a period of 12 months.
Currently remote working (Home) as a result of Covid. This role will be part office based and part visiting / meeting stakeholders and clients at their premises, and part remote working. Expenses are paid for travel other than to the main office in line with ECC policy.
Within the review of Mental Health support in accommodation all partners commissioners (Health and Social care), Operations (ECC and EPUT) and commercial colleagues are acknowledging that moving individuals on from scheme-based accommodation is our key issue and number one barrier.
This leads to frustration, significant delays in the system, long periods of time when there appears to be no activity taking place, cost pressures and the potential for an individual’s recovery to deteriorate or be jeopardised.
In order to address this, we are piloting the introduction of a similar approach to delayed discharge from hospital/inpatient setting.
This role will support and work with the various agencies in order to remove barriers, speed up the process and ensure that move on is successful by identifying community services and resources that can support individuals and promote viable move on options to service users.
To provide a knowledgeable, practical and personalised resettlement service for individuals moving on from Mental Health supported accommodation, working with service users to find and secure an appropriate home. Ensuring that housing issues and daily independent living needs are explored and included in a person’s support plan from the outset.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
The role requires the postholder to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond. Driving license and car, or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means, is essential.