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Mental Health Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 24 September 2020
Salary: £17,500 to £18,500 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 October 2020
Location: Cf11 7HR
Company: Safehands Recruitment
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 008-20328

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Summary

Due to expansion, we have exciting opportunities for support workers to work in our clients new home in Barry South Wales. The Home is designed to support service users who are living with autism and learning disabilities.

As a support worker, you will ensure the highest quality of care is provided to our clients through their person-centred care plans to achieve and exceed potential.

Normal working week is 38.5 hours worked flexibly Monday to Sunday. Shifts will include days, evenings, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

To be considered for this role, experience of working in a similar role in a secure environment in the Care sector would be preferable but not essential as we are also looking for people with life experience in general.

As a Support Worker at our centre, you will be required to provide residential and therapeutic care to all patients, many of whom present with significant cognitive problems, challenging behaviour and both physical and psychiatric comorbidities. Your day-to-day support will enable them to achieve greater independence and self-responsibility in preparation for stepping down to community placement and social integration. Working alongside our multidisciplinary team, you will work with respect and integrity to help deliver high quality treatment and rehabilitation to each of our patients, at every stage of their illness.

The normal working week is 38.5 hours worked flexibly Monday to Sunday. Shifts will include days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Your benefits will include:

• salary of £17,561.25+ dependent on experience and qualifications
• opportunities to access overtime bonuses
• 21 days’ annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays
• career succession planning
• extensive training
• overtime bonus

To join our team, you must:

• demonstrate enthusiasm and an innovative approach to enriching our service users’ lives
• have excellent communication skills
• have a desire to learn
• be able to undertake an enhanced DBS check

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