Senior Support Worker - Mental Health - Social Care HEST75029

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
£22,548 rising to £23,112 per annum after 1 year
12 Feb 2019
12 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like to work with a dynamic team and gain experience in the mental health sector?

Are you interested in working closely with service users to build upon their skills and experience to move towards further independence?

Come and join an accommodation-based Support Service in Kingston.

Our client provides short to medium term support (6 months to two years) to individuals with a primary mental health diagnosis. Their support is accommodation based, in a project which is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with the aim of supporting residents to build upon their skills and experience to be able to move on to independent accommodation at the end of their time with them.

Due to promotion, they are looking for a Senior Support Worker to come join their friendly and dynamic team. You will work in an open and supportive environment and be able to access an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.

They welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.

Person specification:

  • Ability to work with people in a person-centred way
  • An understanding of support needs in mental health
  • Knowledge of the behaviour and symptoms associated with mental health and psychosis.
  • A detailed understanding of key-working, personalised support, and co-production
  • An awareness of safeguarding procedures and risk assessment principles
  • Commitment to working within an Equality & Diversity Framework.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

In return they offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.

Our client is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Hours: 39 hours per week, shift work, including evenings, weekends and sleep ins

Closing date: 12 March 2019, as we will interview as and when, this date may be brought forward so please don't delay your application.

Our client supports adults and children across London in times of crisis.

Last year they worked with more than 9,000 people, including victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home to helping them to get the right mental health support, they support and enable people at the moment of crisis.

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