Employment at Cape

Feb, 2019

Financial Inclusion Coach

Closing Date 11th March 2019

A mental health crisis can affect anyone at any time. For some, the onset of a crisis will be sudden; often a response to extreme stress or personal difficulties, where a person was previously managing work, family life and finances with relative ease. Other people may experience ongoing difficulties managing relationships, employment and money, and generally lead hard and chaotic lives. For people who have severe and enduring mental health problems, such as schizophrenia, bipolar or a personality disorder, episodic crises may be a recurring feature of their illness. Of the 162 people with experience of mental health crisis who participated in a recent money and mental health survey, nearly three quarters (72%) had experienced multiple mental health crises.

When finances are not adequately addressed, people can fall into a vicious circle whereby their recovery from a crisis is compromised by ongoing financial difficulty. Failure to resolve the social and financial consequences of the crisis, such as housing, debt and benefits, can result in longer hospital stays and readmissions. This represents not only a tragedy for the individuals involved, but also has an impact on service provision and capacity.

CAPE has adopted a strength-based strategy, that ensures future focused interventions that not only respond to the current level of need and past circumstances but aims to leave the individual and their networks stronger in the future.

This post Will work with CAPE clients and others across the community, including those communities who find barriers to accessing services. This post will aim to work with those in crisis and those when they are well to ensure they have the tools and experience to deal with crisis in the future.

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Co-Production Coordinator

Closing Date 11th March 2019

Co-production is a collaborative process where individual clients/service users are no longer viewed simply as passive recipients of services. The fundamental power dynamic between the individual and health or social care staff changes where the staff are no longer the “experts”. This is in line with the recognition that in most cases the best person to advise on a person’s problems, needs and care is the individual concerned. Co-production means that the relationship between staff, individuals and community members is an equal and dynamic one.

CAPE has adopted a strength-based strategy, that ensures future focused interventions that not only respond to the current level of need and past circumstances but aims to leave the individual and their networks stronger in the future.

This post will be the lead for co-production work across CAPE and the wider community, ensuring that co-production principles are embedded from the start and that user engagement at all stages from design to delivery to evaluation is meaningful, well promoted and accessible.

The post holder will empower people with complex needs who have lived experience of mental health challenges to utilise the full range of their experiences to inform the work carried out by CAPE and their partners and all its developments.

Aplication Form

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