We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting atGrainger House in Cradley Heath, Birmingham
At Northern Healthcare you can build meaningful relationships and a fulfilling career as a key member of our team. Our Mental Health Support Workers are at the heart of our services. Our team are special, and they help us to create mental health recovery services full of joy and laughter, whilst overcoming challenges together and lifting each other up.
Each day is different, and you help make it special
You will enhance the lives of our residents, support their families, and be an integral part of a wider mental health support network within your local community.
Our residents need support with daily living tasks such as cooking, appointments, medication and money management. You will help encourage and support our residents to re-learn skills and tackle new ones in a safe and supportive environment.
You will celebrate every step our residents take on their path to greater independence and mental health recovery no matter how small. Supporting them through difficult times whilst learning from your colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
At Northern Healthcare all your individual experiences’ are valued. You bring something unique to our team. Whilst of course, experience as a support worker or a level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care is beneficial,
Supporting you and your career
From day one we will help you find your feet, with our new induction programme, buddy scheme and virtual learning programme. We provide all the training you need to support your residents to take their next steps whilst developing your career, confidence and knowledge.
As an adult Mental Health Support Worker, you will complete a variety of training such as the Care Certificate, behaviour support and first aid. Many of our Support Workers have completed an Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Level 2,3 and 5), business administration qualifications and management training.
The possibilities are truly endless for you as a Support Worker at Northern Healthcare. If you have the drive and dedication, you can progress through to Team Leader, Deputy Service Manager, Service Manager and onwards!
Not the route for you? No problem, you could become a Support Worker Champion in a specialised field, or if you’re happy where you are then we can support you to thrive in your role.
Whatever your next step, we will help you get there.
Your role details
• Part Time & Bank positions - Hours to be agreed
• Competitive hourly rate of £10.00 p/hour
• Rotational shift patterns 8am-8pm (day shifts) & 8pm-8am (waking nights). Flexible working available
• mandatory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us.
• minimum requirement of two references that must cover the last 3 years. Health care references will be required
• Company pension scheme
• Free car parking (at most sites)
• Free enhance (DBS)
• Blue Light Card (online offers and in-store discounts)+ insurance
• 25 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays
• Refer a friend scheme - earn up to £250
• Access to discounted products and services
• Sovereign Healthcare Cover - inc dental, optical, prescriptions and physiotherapy*
• Free Employee Assistant Programme - offering holistic solutions, physiotherapy, mental health support and workplace adjustments
• Annual staff awards + employee recognition scheme
• Monthly NHC Value champion awards
• Career development + job learning opportunities
• Induction and buddy programme
• Train towards NVQ in Health and Social Care
Our teams are the people who make Northern Healthcare special. “Putting people first” isn’t just a strapline - all of our team members show it each day. Our services support adults with a mental health diagnosis, autism or learning disability 24/7 within our services or as part of an outreach programme.
Your responsibilities as a Support Worker
• Ensure that our service users are at the heart of everything we do.
• Support and guide service users with day-to-day activities enabling them to be able to live a full and as independent life as possible. This may include help to manage budgeting, domestic tasks, or meal preparation
• Support and guide service users with grocery shopping and attending routine appointments.
• Support service users whilst taking of prescribed medication.
• Support service users to be as active as they would like to be as part of their local community, whilst encouraging them to try out new things. These could include days out, family visits or arranging to go to college or use their local leisure facilities.
• Regularly review support plans whilst ensuring that they are committed to working toward their needs and aspirations.
• Working positively and collaboratively with other colleagues within the team
• Work within and implement our policy and procedure, including confidentiality and safeguarding.
• Escalate as appropriate any concerns or issues in a timely manner.
• To maintain and keep accurate records whilst reporting in a factual and ‘person centred’ approach.
• Ideally, you will have some experience as a support worker or have gained your level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care
This advert closes on Tuesday 28 Feb 2023
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