Help build a bridge!
When a child struggles with their mental health, their parents can seek help from their GP but there is often a wait for further specialist services. You can help bridge that gap.
As a Care Coordinator specialising in children’s mental health and based in GP practices in Sheerness, you will support children and families to access other community or social activities that offer opportunities for the child to develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience. Alternatively, those services may provide support to the parents or family as a whole.
Your time and expertise will support the child and family to understand conversations with primary health professionals, enabling them to make informed choices about their own health and wellbeing through the development of a personalised plan of care. You should be able to quickly connect and build trust with children, young people and families.
This Care Coordinator role is a great opening into Social Prescribing, a growing field in health and social care. We are looking for an organised, self-motivated and confident individual to join our established team. Applicants must have experience of working with children, a background in education, medical or social care, and of supporting individuals to access wider services. Car driver essential.
You will work alongside Social Prescribing colleagues and primary care professionals, and it is essential that you are able to communicate at all levels across both the health and social care sectors.
You will need to demonstrate a robust knowledge of confidentiality, data protection, safeguarding and boundaries in all aspects of your work.
Don’t wait… apply now and start making a difference.
Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, London and East Sussex to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, the public and private sector.
Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision making are core principles.
We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.
Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people.
Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
Please either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY and or visit our website at www.imago.community for a full application.
Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.
Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.