Mental health support worker part time

15 Jun 2021
13 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
Highbridge Resourcing have an exciting opportunity to work for a large independent mental health charity that provides services for adults with mental health difficulties in the Birmingham area. This post is based in Erdington and is PART TIME.

The main purpose of the Support Worker (also known as the Recovery Navigator) role is to support people living in non-acute shared housing and/or individual flats with their recovery journey. This is a service set up in 2017 that was designed to offer a community intensive rehabilitation service that focuses entirely on the community it serves.

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team that is clinically led, supporting the service users to attain independence using a person-centred recovery approach. As part of the rehabilitation process, the aim is to move service users on into independent living within 2 years.

As a Support Worker / Recovery Navigator, you will manage a caseload of clients, supporting with signposting and using your initiative to provide choice and empower the people who you support.

The role is part time, 18.75 or 22 hours a week. There is shift work involved Monday to Sunday (shifts are 7-3pm and 1-9pm) with no requirements for waking nights or sleep in duties.

It is essential that you have;

* A minimum of 12 months' experience working in the mental health field

* The ability to work as part of a team

* Excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to record data accurately.

* Excellent time management skills

* The ability to work flexible working hours which includes evenings, weekends and bank holidays

* The ability to use a soft skills approach to your work.

* Intermediate level of Microsoft word, outlook and data

* A good knowledge of safeguarding legislation

* Good understanding of equality and diversity with a positive attitude to people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

In return, the employer will offer you;

* 33 days annual leave (pro rata for part time)

* An attractive contribution pension scheme

* An Employee Assistance Programme

* Affordable cover for a range of healthcare treatments

* Excellent training, supervision and appraisals.

* Free car parking