Community Support Worker - Innovative Independent Charity

Mind Exeter
Exeter, Devon
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Community Support Worker - Innovative Independent Charity
Field Based (travelling to sites throughout Exeter and East Devon)

Are you a personable care professional looking to take your next step as a Community Support Worker? Want to help make a positive impact and support the recovery of individuals in your community? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

About Us

We are Mind in Exeter and East Devon, a local independent charity. We reach out to anyone who needs us and believe that we are stronger in partnership. We promote emotional and mental wellbeing, challenge stigma and discrimination and empower individuals through positive, recovery-focused services and projects.

Now, we’re looking for a number of Community Support Workers to join our dedicated team on a full or part time basis, working day shifts.

Your Benefits

- Salary of £15,600
- Pension
- Work Tablet
- Daytime shifts only
- Personal development opportunities
- An exciting role where every day is different
- 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

Once you join this innovative not-for-profit, you’ll discover the achievement and reward in helping people to progress and move on to independent living.

Within a supportive and welcoming environment, you’ll receive a comprehensive induction, as well as ongoing training to increase your skill-set and ensure that you succeed.

We have both full and part time roles available and working hours are very flexible, so you can tailor your role to fit around your existing responsibilities.

Your Role

As a Community Support Worker, you’ll provide a high level of support to our users in their homes throughout Exeter and Devon.

Specifically, you will:

- Help to deliver the work of our Supporting Independence, Victim Care Unit and Private contracts
- Work with individuals to identify and set goals
- Encourage individuals and positively promote the achievement of their independence within their community
- Signpost users to information and advice that will help them to achieve their goals
- Maintain documentation in-line with policies and procedures

About You

To join this hard-working and passionate team, you will need:

- Experience of working in the care industry
- A full driving licence and access to your own transport
- Confidence using MS Word
- Great communication skills
- The dedication to support people to recover and move forward in their lives

Ideally, you will have experience of working with people with mental health difficulties, but this is by no means essential.

We’re eager to hear from candidates who’ve worked as a Community Support Worker, Care Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Support Worker, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant or Social Care Assistant.

As part of the selection process, you will be expected to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

So, if you are looking to make a real difference as a Community Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.