The closing date for applications for this role is the 11th December; we are unable to accept applications after this date.
Job Title: 16-25 Parent/Carer Mental Health Support Lead
Location: Hybrid working, home and office-based at Room 6, St James Road Methodist Church, Shirley, Southampton, SO155HE. Requirement to travel to venues across Southampton for meetings.
Contract type: Two-year fixed contract, with the possibility of an extension, subject to funding
Hours per week: 30 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Hours can be worked flexibly for the right candidate
Salary: £19, 500 (£23,274 FTE)
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Re:Minds exists to give families/carers of children with neurodiversity and/or mental health needs a safe place to be seen, heard and supported. Together we use our shared experiences, courage and tenacity to improve our own lives and the lives of the people we care for. We are a parent-led organisation, and we support anyone who needs us, a diagnosis is not needed to access our services.
Re:Minds values its incredible staff and is proud of the strong team we have become. We understand the issues parents/carers face when working and offer compassion and understanding, with flexibility whenever possible.
This is a brand-new role, and is part of a bigger project linking with No Limits, Solent Mind and Youth Options with the aim of ensuring that there is ‘no wrong door’ for families seeking support for those with mental health needs in the 16-25 transition process. This peer support role will be to support parents/carers in Southampton, whose young people have mental health needs (diagnosed or not), navigating the transition process by offering advice in education, employment, health, social care, housing and community-based services.
The candidate will help parents/carers feel more confident in navigating the different areas of transition. They will make links and work with other services and organisations to feedback issues around the 16-25 transition process and work with professionals to help improve transition pathways, gathering available resources, support opportunities and using it to create digital resources for Re:Minds and its digital platforms.
This will be a lone worker role, with the full support and guidance from Re:Minds.
Key Responsibilities for the role:
Having a comprehensive knowledge of the support and resources available in the city around 16-25 transition. You will be supported in gaining this knowledge
Offering and providing 1:1 support to parents/carers and advice in navigating the 16-25 transition processes
Working with Solent Mind, No Limits and Youth Options as they deliver the young person support part of this project
Feeding back to organisations any common themes/issues families have with the transitions
Liaising with other professionals across the city
Keeping the database maintained and writing reports on the support provided
Travelling to different locations across the city to meet parent/carers
Responsibility for the running workshops and the annual transition fair for parents/carers
Ensuring the transition message is heard by parents/carers using social media to spread the word
Produce a written guide about the 16-25 transition process for parent/carers in Southampton
Attend Re:Minds groups and advice clinics to help support parents/carers facilitating a working group of parents who want to give feedback about the transition
To willingly undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested in line with this role profile
Comply with all employee policies and procedures of Re:Minds
Maintain comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures to protect the welfare and rights of individuals within our organisation
This job description is indicative of the range of current duties and responsibilities for the post, it is not comprehensive. It is inevitable that the duties will change to reflect the evolving needs of our business and it is essential therefore that it is regarded with a degree of flexibility, so that needs can be met. All changes will be discussed with the post holder before being implemented.
Download an application form here