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Mental Health Support Worker

Salary details: £21,074 pro rata (actual £18,063)

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Employer: Charities

PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers)

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Reason for Vacancy: Fixed Term Appointment

Hours per Week: 28

Closing date: 27 August 2019 11:30 PM

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Mental Health Support Worker 

PAFRAS works with asylum seekers, refugees and the wider community to counter the effects of destitution. The organisation has been operating successfully for over 14 years and offers a lifeline to asylum seekers who are experiencing hardship.  We are a small and passionate team working in a challenging environment with the support of communities, partners, an incredible volunteer team and a dedicated supporter base.

Our work has three main strands;

  • immediate humanitarian relief and emergency support
  • OISC accredited advice and advocacy aimed at assisting service users to make lasting improvements to their situation
  • mental health and well-being assessments and support

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Mental Health Support Worker who will work alongside the Senior Mental Health Assessment Worker. The post will focus on mental health assessments and group work, providing first contact support and referral-on case work to refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds; working from the weekly drop-in, PAFRAS offices and partner organisations.

Salary: £21,074 pro rata (Actual £18,063)

Hours: 28 hours

Employing body: PAFRAS

For an application pack please visit: www.pafras.org.uk

 Please return your completed application form to recruitment@pafras.org.uk no later than 27th August 2019.  Interviews will be held on 6th September 2019.

Informal enquiries regarding this job can be made by telephoning the Mental Health Assessment Worker, Sanjeev Dayal, on 0113 2622163

PAFRAS is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all and to developing a diverse and talented workforce.  We encourage applications from people with lived experience as a refugee.

Registered Charity Number 1120950

The above post is not a Leeds City Council vacancy and has been advertised on behalf of the relevant organisation. To apply please follow their application instructions.

The Council does not screen, endorse or affiliate with this company and accept no liability for any loss or damage that may be caused as a result of your responding to this company’s recruitment advert. Any complaints relating to this company, its advertisement or recruitment processes must be directed to the organisation.