Co-Facilitators for Kindred Minds

Kindred Minds is recruiting

  • Do you want to be part of an exciting mental health project in Southwark?
  • Do you want to join our peer led activities at Kindred Minds, a Black & minority ethnic (BME) project?
  • Do you want to join our small yet dynamic and friendly team to help deliver and develop our activities?
  • Are you from a BME background and have experience of mental distress or experience of using mental health services.

We are looking for:

Co-facilitators to assist in running and develop some of our Kindred Minds activities, which will also include promoting the project around the borough amongst bme mental health service users in the community.

  1. ‘PoP-In’ facilitator 1 post – plan and prepare information, shopping, help set up room, help clear up, attend training and support meetings alongside the Project Worker.
  2. BME women’s group facilitators and organiser 2 posts – planning and preparing group in advance, running specifically themed groups, shopping, booking rooms, help set up and clear up, promote the group, attend training and support meetings with Project Manager.
  3. Crossing Cultures events facilitator and organiser 1 post – to gather information of outside events, assist in planning in-house events/workshops, promoting, taking bookings, attending events with support from Project Worker/Manager.

What are the opportunities?

Kindred Minds will offer a programme of training, support and payment. You will learn how to plan activities, organise and run groups by increasing your knowledge and skills in working directly with a small team in the office and with other mental health service users.

What skills we’re looking for…

We are looking for someone who is motivated, has experience in the mental health work, worked in community settings either paid or voluntarily, understands peer-led and peer-support model, can demonstrate a commitment to working with people from Black and minority mental health background who have experience of using mental health services and or identify as having mental health issues.

What we’re offering you…

  • Induction training week starting 6th May 2013
  • Be part of regular group support
  • Individual line-supervision
  • Payment of £10 per hour between 3hrs-5hrs per session/activity

About Kindred Minds

Kindred Minds is a project run by people who have personal experience of mental heath issues –working to improve the lives of people from Black and minority ethnic background who has experience of mental distress.

Kindred Minds formerly a project of Southwark Mind is managed by Social Action for Health since Dec 2012. The project is funded by The Big Lottery Funds 2010-2013.

If you want to apply

Please complete our application form (download from below) and return to the Kindred Minds office no later than 5pm on 12th April 2013. If you are interested and have any questions call Renuka on 020 7358 7029. If you are shortlisted you will be called in for a group interview on the 22nd April 13 at Cambridge House. Successful applicants and Induction training will start from 6th May 2013.

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