Move on Facilitator - Mental Health - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £28,967 per annum
Closing date: 11 Dec 2022
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9396
Role: Strategy and Policy
About the role

Move on Facilitator - Mental Health

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £28,967 per annum

Location: Countywide

Working Style: Anywhere worker - Flexible working requests are positively welcomed for consideration

This is an exciting 12 month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity to support people at the end of their recovery journey to move into independent housing. Apply today for a New start in the New Year!

Within the review of Mental Health support in accommodation all partners, commissioners (Health and Social care), Operations (ECC and EPUT) and commercial colleagues are acknowledging that moving individuals on from accommodation-based services is our key issue and number one barrier.

This leads to frustration, significant delays in the system, long periods of time when there appears to be no activity taking place, cost pressures and the potential for an individual’s recovery to deteriorate or be jeopardised.

In order to help address this, we are piloting the introduction of a similar approach to delayed discharge from hospital/inpatient setting.

This role will support and work with the various agencies in order to remove barriers, speed up the process and ensure that move on is successful by identifying community services and resources that can support individuals and promote viable move on options to service users.

About the Role

To provide a knowledgeable, practical and personalised resettlement service for individuals moving on from Mental Health supported accommodation, working with them and their supported accommodation providers to find and secure an appropriate home. Ensuring that housing issues and daily independent living needs are explored and included in a person’s support plan from the outset.

Responsible for:

  • Work with the individuals (manage a caseload) to Co-ordinate all the stakeholders required for a successful move on
  • Liaise with & develop relationships with supported housing providers, private landlords and housing teams within the City, District & Boroughs.
  • Identifying and sourcing a range of accommodation options across the whole housing market in Essex.
  • Promoting viable move-on options for current tenants in supported housing, clearly communicating expectations regarding move on and discharge from statutory services.
  • Supporting individuals at every stage of the move-on process, including household bills, change of address, access to a GP, welfare benefits etc
  • Ensure exit strategies are integrated in support planning
  • Liaising with supported employment services to ensure that the individual has every possible opportunity to fulfil personal employment goals and be economically active.
  • Signpost and handover to floating support, community support services such as Futures in mind, Adult Community learning etc where appropriate in order that the person’s independence can be sustained.
  • Develop an understanding across partners and stakeholders of each other’s roles and responsibilities.

* This role is not intended to provide any clinical or social work input – this remains the responsibility of the EPUT care coordinator

About You

  • Educated to degree level/ NVQ 3 or have equivalent relevant experience in housing management.
  • Experience of Providing advice and support on housing matters to individuals with mental health support needs.
  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs and /or within the mental health sector would be an added advantage.
  • Overview / understanding of housing law as applicable to this role
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to problem solve, negotiate and seek solutions to challenging and complex situations.
  • A knowledge of person-centred planning to support the development of networks for people via the creation of support plans to maximise independence and wellbeing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, build positive relationships and networks across both internal and external teams and multiple stakeholders focusing on the best outcomes for the individual.

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

To read more about us please visit:

Adult Social Care: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/adult-social-care/

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email Abbie.Mollison@essex.gov.uk