Mental Health Support Worker

  • Location:

    Blackburn, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Chris Pritchard

  • Contact email:

    chris.pritchard@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/527510

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-18

  • Startdate:

    18/06/2019 10:55:22

Join the pioneers in home-based psychiatric rehabilitation

We work with an organisation who are leading the way in least restrictive support; providing person-centred support in their own homes, helping them strive towards independent living.

If you're an experienced Support Worker, looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to gain valuable experience in revolutionary best practice, then we would love to hear from you.

The rewards of being a Support Worker here

* Weekly pay £10 per hour, 36 hours per week, with opportunities for further hours
* Comprehensive and tailored training plan dedicated to the needs of the service user including a valuable insight into their conditions
* Generous holiday allowance
* Healthcare cash plan
* Plenty of scope to develop within the organisation

What to expect

With a unique approach to mental health support worker, you'll be working with their wider support network; healthcare professionals and their family members to support them with independent living, all within a familiar and comfortable home environment.

Due to the nature of the service, the service requires females with experience and understanding of the recovery principles in mental health, preferably with experience of working with personality disorders. Being able to provide a consistent and reassuring approach is essential, and the ability to work as part of a team, as well as on a one to one basis. An understanding of de-escalation and a calm nature is important.

This service has a number of opportunities for both a waking night worker, and also day staff with occasional sleep-ins.

What you'll need

Ideally you will be NVQ/QCF 3 qualified or be up for studying towards this and be a driver.
You'll be 100% committed to the needs of the person with previous experience as a Support Worker.

If you have previous experience of these complex needs then all the better, however if you're committed and willing to learn with some experience in Mental Health, we can teach you the rest.

What's next?

If you're excited about working on a brand new challenge with a fresh support to mental health support work, then click apply and a member of the team will be in touch.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.