Development Worker

Far Gosford Street
£19,171 - £22,462 per annum
21 Aug 2019
15 Sep 2019
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Working directly with people referred to The Pod living with severe and enduring mental ill health. Taking them through Foundation Assessment and Social Brokerage with the aim of enabling them to establish personal outcomes; build connectivity, take actions to promote personal empowerment and develop self-esteem; to increase coping skills, resilience and promote recovery.

Forming effective working partnership with Care Coordinators as referring practitioners and the person they have referred. Navigating them through their professional/personal responsibilities and rights at each stage of The Pod’s pathway.

You’ll need:

To be passionate about rights and recovery based work in adult mental health with a natural affinity with principles of coproduction, applied both when supporting an individual.
To complete statutory Care Act Assessments then through to Social Brokerage. 
Experience of one to one work with individuals making significant changes in their life.
Experience of working in multi disciplinary teams and with community organisations and/or social activists
Ability to research opportunities available across the city and further afield, linking to individual outcomes in culture, leisure, education and beyond.
ICT skills - using databases and social media platforms
Great communication, questioning and negotiation skills, the ability to accurately assimilate and document information
Great organisational skills to manage conflicting priorities, working under pressure to agreed deadlines

You’ll also be involved in The Pod’s citywide Social Activism Programmes - eg Time Union and project based work. These programmes exist as we believe to recover mental health and nurture a resilient city, you need to cultivate social activism, find out what's important to people and generate new opportunities which connect and mobilise people, their assets and passions enabling change for common good.

The majority of the team didn't have a background of working in health or social care before working with us so don’t let that put you off. Lived experience of severe and enduring mental ill health and/or experience of working/volunteering in allied sectors such as community learning, arts and cultural industry, advocacy, community development are all solid foundations for this role.

Working Hours:  30

Interview Date:  24/09/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Need help with your application?

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Phone: 024 7678 5740



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Job description & Person specification .pdf

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