PAFRAS Vacancy: Mental Health Support Worker

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About the role

Salary: £21,074 pro rata (Actual £18,063)

Hours:  28 per week

Contract:Until March 2021

Job description

Positive Action For Refugees And Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS) is the key organisation in Leeds providing advice and support to asylum seekers facing destitution, hardship and complex advice needs.  Our work has three main strands: emergency & crisis intervention, specialist casework and integrated mental health support.

We are a small, friendly and passionate team, working in a challenging environment, with the support of communities, partners, an incredible volunteer team and a dedicated supporter base.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Mental Health Support Worker who will work alongside the Senior Mental Health Assessment Worker.

The post will focus on mental health assessments and group work, providing first contact support and referral-on case work to refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds; working from the weekly drop-in, PAFRAS offices and partner organisations.

For more information and to download an application pack visit

Closing date: 26 August

Interview date: 6 September





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2019-08-08T09:59:17+00:00 8th August 2019|0 Comments

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Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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