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Senior Veterans Wellbeing Advisor
Solent Mind

Job Description

Do you want to work for an established and respected local Mental Health Charity?

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

We are currently recruiting for:

Senior Veterans Wellbeing Advisor – Positive Minds

Portsmouth Support & Recovery Service (PSR) – ref: SWAPMjun19

22.5 hours per week to include some evening and weekend work

Salary: £18,549 - £19,975 pro rata per annum

Positive Minds is an open, accessible and inclusive place in Portsmouth where help and support is available to people aged 18+ facing distress in their lives, including specific work with the Veteran community.

Operated by Solent Mind in partnership with Solent NHS, Portsmouth CCG and Veterans Charities, there are a range of activities, training, life coaching and other community support services offered both in 1 to 1 and group based sessions.

Wellbeing Advisors are the first point of contact for people looking to access services.

Advisors welcome people to the centre and talk with them to understand what they are experiencing. You will provide options, information and signposting, working with each individual to develop an action plan and supporting them to access the services they need to help them recover and move forward.

As Senior Veterans Wellbeing Advisor you will also lead recovery based group sessions, manage signposting and onward referral to other local services, and record and follow up the contact and conversations with people looking to access Positive Minds services. 

The Senior Veterans Wellbeing Advisor have a particular focus on supporting people who previously served in the armed forces, their families and carers. With your own lived experience of service in the forces, you will specialise in understanding Veteran specific support options and services, as well as being trained and available to support Veterans experiencing a mental health crisis. 

For more information on this role and how to apply please see the job vacancy page on the Solent Mind website.

Closing date for completed applications is: Before 5.00pm Monday 15 July 2019

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 22 July 2019

CV’s will not be accepted

We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all the communities in which we work.  

Appointments are made on merit.

Charity registered number 1081116

Registered with Limited Liability in England and Wales No:  4004500

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