Mental Health First Aid Advocate

  • Youth & Children
  • Rochester

Diocese of Rochester

Contracted 8hrs per week, to be worked flexibly through the year (would consider a job share – please be in contact to discuss)

Fixed Term 2 years – Salary £7,204.11 (FTE £31,518)

Do you have experience in and a passion for supporting the good mental health of young people and their guardians and have previous experience in delivering training?

If so, this role may be suitable for you.  We are seeking a Mental Health Advocate to facilitate MHFA England Youth & Youth Awareness Sessions both for young people and adults.

This is a new role which is funded for two years.

Key Responsibilities

The post-holder(s) will:

  • Attend & pass the MHFA England Instructor Training Programme & Youth Extension.
  • Work collaboratively with parishes to facilitate the MHFA England Youth Awareness sessions for adults and young people.
  • Deliver highly effective MHFA training in line with MHFA England’s guidance and standards, ensuring learning outcomes across all delegates.
  • Respond and manage appropriately delegates queries around the complexities of Mental Health First Aid.
  • Be a point of contact & Youth MHFA Advocate for parishes offering expertise to churches, in encouraging good mental health and wellbeing for and with young people and their guardians.

Please see the job description for a full list of responsibilities

The Ideal Candidate

You will have experience of working with young people with excellent communication skills and be an experience trainer.

You should also have an interest and understanding on the impact of mental health on young people and their families with a desire to make a difference.

Due to the nature of this role, some out of hours working may be required, as well as ability to access all parts of the diocese.

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working, Hybrid working and TOIL
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Contributary pension scheme
  • Access to an Employee Assistance programme

The Diocese is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.  This role will also require an enhance DBS check.

The wider a group’s diversity, the smarter, wiser, and more compassionate and creative its decision making becomes.

We are committed to achieving diversity throughout our Diocese by seeking UKME/GMH colleagues and those from a wide-range of backgrounds, to help us create a culture of inclusion and belonging.

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Job Description

Closing date for applications: Monday 3 June 2024

Interviews will be held week commencing: Wednesday 12 June 2024

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