Mental Health Support Worker

Exeter, Culverlands
18 Sep 2019
15 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Mental Health Support Worker

Hours: 22.5 hours

Salary – Competitive

Position:  Mental Health Support Worker 
Location:  Exeter & East Devon Mental Health Services/ Culverlands

Hours:  22.5
Salary: £18,000-£19,500 + Sleep-In and On-Call payments 

Would you like a meaningful job that makes a difference, with flexibility and real potential for growth?  

The Salvation Army Housing Association (saha) is an organisation that provides a range of housing and varied support services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people in achieving their full potential. We are currently going through a large period of growth and have a vacancy for a Mental Health Support Worker.

Benefits: 26 days’ annual holiday rising a day a year for the first 5 years + bank holidays, Life Assurance, Pension scheme and an Employee Health Assistance Programme. Professional development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.

Closing date: Wednesday 17th October 2019 
Interview dates: TBC

Please note that we will be reviewing applicants prior to this date, the advert may closer early if a suitable applicant is found.

 About the Role: 

  • To work as part of a team that provide holistic recovery-focused support to clients with mental health across Exeter & East Devon Mental Health Services (EEDMHS). To effectively manage an assigned caseload of clients based on their support needs, which are identified through assessment, their Clinical Care Plan and Risk Assessment and through 1:1 support sessions. To oversee day-to-day operational needs of the service and support needs of the clients across the service.

About You: 

  • Proven experience of working with and managing a caseload of clients who have a mental health illness or within another social care setting.
  • Proven experience of  preparing and implementing needs assessments, support plans, risk assessments and management plans as well as individual action plans in conjunction with other workers / agencies and clients.
  • Working knowledge of the needs and support requirements of people with complex mental health needs.
  • Working knowledge of statutory and non-statutory partner agencies.
  • A respectful and non-judgemental, anti-discriminatory approach valuing difference and social inclusion.

A Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate will be required for these roles.

As an equal opportunities employer, our client welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

You may have experience of the following:  Care / Support / Recovery / Assessment

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