Position: Mental Health Support Worker
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 40 hours per week (24 hour shift pattern)
Salary: £18,195 per annum
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme
About the Role:
The Support Worker will work as part of a team providing an environment where people with complex and challenging needs are encouraged to live as independently as possible, using the assertive model of engagement and individually tailored support plans to form the basis for effective interventions. You will support the customers to develop and expand their life skills so that they can lead full and active lives within the community.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable adults, in a mental health setting or learning disability. You will have an understanding of how mental health problems, learning disabilities and complex needs may affect day to day functioning along with knowledge and understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.
Additionally you will have the ability to establish and maintain rapport and liaise appropriately with customers, team members, clinicians and other external support services. You will show a commitment to, and an understanding of equality of opportunity and the ongoing management of diversity. You will possess good IT skills, with the ability to adapt easily to new systems along with good written and verbal skills.
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