Support Worker - Mental Health

OakGar Recruitment
Margate, Kent
£7.50 - £8.50/hour +50p enrichment per hour for NVQ
10 Jun 2017
09 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently working on behalf of a leading health and social care organisation who are looking for experienced Support Workers/Carers. The ideal candidate will have experience within Mental Health or with Substance Misuse and will be required to have an NVQ 2 in Health and Social care.

• Provide personal, practical and domestic services as agreed within the Individuals Core Support Plan in line with person centred approaches.
• Attend training and participation in staff meetings and staff performance reviews as required to develop relevant knowledge and skills.
• Ensure that service users achieve their optimum level of independence, by assisting service users to achieve their personal outcomes.
• Promote social inclusion for service users and develop and maintain community links by use of community facilities and involvement of outside agencies.
• Build and sustain professional relationships with all key stakeholders involved within service users’ services including: local authority care managers, clinicians, GPS, Pharmacists, warden control centres etc.
• Communicate with relatives and informal carers, encourage relatives to become involved in the service users individual care and support packages and participate in meetings where appropriate.
• Act as a role model and maintain standards of conduct and behaviour to uphold the reputation of the Company at all times.
• Follow and comply with the requirements in the care and support plan taking into account the service users’ preferences, choices and aspirations.
• Follow all documented risk assessments and comply with identified safe working practices.
• Provide all relevant feedback to the Team Leader/Office in relation to any concerns or newly identified risks.
• Adhere and respond to your individual roster, complying with any electronic monitoring processes where relevant.
• NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care