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Mental Health Adviser

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people.

Join our Advice Services Team supporting young people across Norfolk

At MAP, we are advisers, counsellors, youth workers and other professionals working together to provide the best support we can to young people aged 11-25, in a way that works for them. 

We are recruiting people to join our team who are committed to our values of:
•    Being Young Person Centred
•    Valuing Each Individual
•    Being Professional
•    Working for Social Justice

Our established and respected Advice Services Team are proud to deliver support, advice and guidance to young people in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn and outreaching to the rest of Norfolk.  

Mental Health Adviser

Hours:         37 hours per week *Flexible working options available, part time applications will be considered.  If applying on a part-time basis please state the hours you require to work.

Location:     Norwich and Great Yarmouth

Salary:     Starting salary £24,942 per annum with incremental progression based on performance to £26,817 per annum

Closing date:    9am Friday 1st July 2022

Interview date: Thursday 7th or Friday 8th July 2022

As a Mental Health Adviser you will provide information and advice, self-help, coaching/mentoring and psycho-education support so young people to enable them to set goals and manage their own mental health.  You will support young people with a range of issues affecting mental health such as money, education and training and relationships.  You will also provide help and advocacy to access services that help improve mental health, such as sports, group activities, youth work, arts and support groups.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate:
•    experience of working with young people with mental health problems
•    relevant qualifications, experience or training in mental health, advice work or similar/related practice
•    Current knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and of other agencies delivering services to young people with mental health problems in the area.
•    knowledge of social issues, policy and practice, as they affect young people
•    one to one and group work skills
•    communication & coaching skills 
•    IT and reporting skills
•    MAP values

The successful candidates will receive a range of benefits including:
•    competitive salary
•    30 days holiday increasing to 35 after 5 years’ service (plus bank holidays)
•    generous pension contributions
•    company sick pay
•    Counselling and support through an Employee Assistance Programme
•    excellent on-going training and development opportunities
•    support from an established and reputable team
•    corporate events and activities
•    wellbeing focus
•    regular line management
•    flexible working
•    free tea and coffee
•    access to cycle to work scheme