Jobs & Volunteering


job advert for the role of online support worker

Online Support Worker

14 hours per week

£23,409 pro rata (£9,363) per annum

Experienced, enthusiastic worker wanted to join our expanding online mental health support service. You will need experience of mental health, working with volunteers and promoting services via digital channels particularly social media.

You need to be available some evenings and weekends on a regular basis

Closing date: 5.00pm Wednesday 30th October 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday November 6th 2019

Download an application pack here

or call 01273 234839, email [email protected] or send a large SAE to:

MindOut, Community Base, 113 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XG


Volunteer Opportunities

We are recruiting for Online Support Workers, Peer Mentors and Advocates to join our team of LGBTQ volunteers.

We are also recruiting for trainee and qualified volunteer Counsellors (see below).

Our Online Support service offers one-to-one support and information for people all around the UK, and sometimes from around the world. We are open most evenings from around 5:30pm, and offer weekly trans, advocacy and under 30s sessions.

Our Peer Mentoring service offers people the opportunity to be matched with a mentor who will be able to support them with something difficult they are facing. This might be getting out and socialising a bit more, or going through a difficult time, or something else. Peer Mentors offer one-to-one support and can help reduce isolation and loneliness.

MindOut offers a unique, professional and independent advocacy service run by and for LGBTQ people with lived experience of mental health issues. MindOut advocacy services are welcoming, affirmative and supportive of all LGBTQ people.

Full training and supervision will be offered for all roles.

We particularly welcome applications from people over the age of 50, those who identify as trans and non-binary, and people of colour, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our volunteer team.

 

Online Support Workers

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join our evening and weekend Online Support service.

You will be supporting people one-to-one online with a wide variety of issues relating to mental health, sexuality, gender identity, relationships and isolation.

Volunteers will normally work in pairs to support each other when talking to contacts.

Regular supervision and team meetings, as well as full training, is provided.

Download an application pack here.

 

Peer Mentors

We are currently looking for new volunteers to be Peer Mentors and join our Peer Mentoring Service.

We are looking for volunteers who identify as LGBTQ, have lived experience of mental health, and who would like the opportunity to receive training to become a mentor.

Regular one-to-one and team support and supervision is available, and you would be expected to attend team meetings.

You will need to be able to commit to the role for at least six months.

Download an application pack here.

 

Advocates

We are currently looking for new volunteers to be Advocates and join our Advocacy Service.

We are looking for volunteers who identify as LGBTQ, have lived experience of mental health, and who would like the opportunity to receive training to become an Advocate.

Regular one-to-one and team support and supervision is available, and you would be expected to attend team meetings.

You will need to be able to commit to the role for at least six months.

Send an email to [email protected] to express an interest in this role.

 

Counsellors

MindOut are recruiting both trainee and qualified volunteer counsellors to join our busy, low-cost LGBTQ Affirmative counselling service.

We need counsellors who:

  • are training on/qualified from level 7 (Post Graduate level) or above courses
  • identify as LGBTQ
  • trans and BAME LGBTQ counsellors are particularly welcome to apply

To find out more about the service, see mindout.org.uk/counselling and to apply for a placement please email [email protected]