Care & Support Worker

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Colchester
Salary
15000.00 - 20000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
14 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About Us

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing has a vision that ?everyone has a home and the opportunity to live well?; that means working with partners to create sustainable and vibrant neighbourhoods where our customers want to live. With 57,000 homes and more than 120,000 residents and customers we have a real opportunity to make that vision a reality. Our people care, dare and collaborate to ensure we achieve this People Powered Living.

This role

Within this role you support residents with enduring mental health issues. This can be highly challenging, but rewarding in equal measure.

Working 37.5 hours a week this requires shift work, including weekends and bank holidays. However we can accommodate reduced hours so if you want to discuss this please still apply!

As a key worker you will be fully responsible for your customers? support plans and encouraging their independence. The customers? all have complex enduring mental ill health, regularly the result of drug induced psychosis, with unpredictable behavioural patterns. However they are living in self-contained flats and encouraged to manage their own well-being. They require positive support to ensure their independence is maintained and they are encouraged to remain as active in the community as possible. The ultimate objective if for residence to return to independent living in the community.

What youll need to succeed

As this is a lone working role experience in supporting vulnerable adults is essential. You will be required to make decisions on how to deal with safeguarding and risk issues on a daily basis so you must be confident and decisive in responding to issues. While you have the full support of a dedicated management structure on a daily basis you will be the lead in the service. Including maintain detailed records and dealing with third parties involved with residence support package.

If you are able to demonstrate a passion to deliver excellent service to vulnerable adults in a dignified manner and want to make a real difference to a really vulnerable section of the community this is a role for you. You will be the person that makes a difference to an individual becoming content and managing their own life!

What youll get in return

In return, you will be exposed to the fast-paced environment where you can benefit from our comprehensive in-house training to continue developing and utilising your skill set.

We offer great benefits, in addition to generous holiday entitlement we provide:

-eye care scheme
-salary sacrifice schemes and season ticket loans
-enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
-life assurance with a matched contribution pension scheme

-plus lots of voluntary benefits including cash back and discounts from high street names

What you need to do now

If youre interested in this role, take a look at the attached Job Description for more details and if its the ideal job for you, click apply now to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or for more information call the internal

Our promise

All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

"We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations