Support Worker (Mental Health)

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
London
Salary
£18,195 per annum
Posted
08 Oct 2018
Closes
05 Nov 2018
Ref
00323666
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Support Worker (Mental Health)

Our client provides care, support and housing in London for people who may be homeless, have a learning disability or a mental health need. Their aim is to provide a safe and secure environment to help people recover and maximise their potential. Their services place people at the heart of their communities and help them to develop the skills to live independent lives in the way they choose. Our client works with local people in an environment that promotes and embraces diversity and the differences that make people individuals.

Their customers have often had previous experiences of disadvantage, prejudice and discrimination. They ensure that they work with everyone in a way that respects and promotes choice, privacy and dignity.

Position: Support Worker (Mental Health)
Location: London
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 40 hours per week (actual hours depend on the requirements of the service and the 24 hour shift pattern applicable to the post, including sleepovers, weekends and anti-social hours)
Salary: £18,195 per annum
Benefits: 25 annual leave days, plus bank holidays, pension scheme. 

About the Role: 

The Support Worker will work as part of a team providing an environment where people with complex and challenging needs are encouraged to live as independently as possible, using the assertive model of engagement and individually tailored support plans to form the basis for effective interventions. You will support the customers to develop and expand their life skills so that they can lead full and active lives within the community. 

About You: 

The successful candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable adults, preferably in a mental health setting.

You will have an understanding of how mental health problems, learning disabilities and complex needs may affect day to day functioning along with a knowledge and understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.

Additionally you will have the ability to establish and maintain rapport and liaise appropriately with customers, team members, clinicians and other external support services.

You will show a commitment to, and an understanding of equality of opportunity and the ongoing management of diversity.

You will possess good IT skills, with the ability to adapt easily to new systems along with good written and verbal skills.

This role is on a 24 hour rolling shift pattern which includes days, evenings, nights, weekends and sleepovers, so the ability to work flexibly at different sites is essential.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Care Worker, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.

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