Case Worker – Mental Health
£22,183 - £25,991
Permanent / 37.5 hours per week
Do you have a passion for working with people and the ability to empathise with others?
Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Case Worker to join us on a permanent basis, working on a semi-independent housing project providing high level support and accommodation for adults recovering from mental health issues.
Their service is a psychologically informed environment in which clients and staff build trusting and respectful relationships which aim to empower clients.
The service is situated on the outskirts of Bath, in Weston Village, with easy transport links into Bath and Bristol. The service has allotments, a small orchard and a round house, and they run a range of activities to support recovery.
About the role
As a Case Worker, you will provide specific mental health, housing and other related support to vulnerable adults.
You will be supporting clients with their mental health issues during their stay, with a focus on their recovery, involvement, rights and responsibilities in order to maximise the client’s individual potential.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Undertake appropriate key working and associated support activities to provide ongoing support for their clients.
- Undertake housing management activities such as finance and rent collection, health and hygiene and other duties to support the client’s general welfare.
- Supporting clients to develop and care for themselves by providing advice and guidance on personal care and relevant life skills e.g. cleaning.
- Work as part of a team to ensure the safety and well-being of their clients and staff.
- Carry out a range of administrative duties as directed by the line manager, including record keeping and statistical data collection, to ensure the smooth running of their projects.
Please note that the pattern of work is based on shift rota hours, which will include regularly working evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays. Further details about the rota pattern can be requested at the service, or at the time of interview.
They appreciate the value that a diverse workforce and those with lived experience can bring to their clients therefore they encourage people from all backgrounds and particularly those with lived experience of homelessness to apply.
To succeed, you will have an understanding of the needs and support requirements of people with complex mental health and other associated needs.
You will also have the ability to establish an effective working relationship with these clients, be client-centred and possess the skills to carry out comprehensive and individualised assessment and action planning.
Case Workers are encouraged to use their own interests and experience to develop an area of specialism, which can be used to help their clients. Having knowledge and understanding of the statutory, voluntary and consumer led services in Bath, is also required.
What they offer
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
- They hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say it is a great place to work.
- They are committed to developing all of their staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2019 35% of their vacancies were filled by internal promotions.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
- Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work.
- They are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.
Pay and Other Benefits
- For this role staff can claim an additional 20% pay premium for hours worked between 8pm and 8am Monday to Friday, and all hours worked on Saturday and Sunday.
- They are proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. They run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff.
- They contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What they do
Their vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, their clients are at the heart of what they do, and in 2019 – 2020 they supported 32,800 people across all of their services. Their staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply Click the ‘Apply Now’ Button at the top of the page to start your online application form.
Closing date: 10am on Wednesday 22 September 2021
Interview and assessments on: Thursday 30 September
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on their current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.