Support Staff - Mental Health Residential Service - 16-25 Yr Olds

Dove Resourcing
£16000 - £19000/annum + sleep in payments
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Staff - Mental Health Residential Service – 16-25 yr olds

Dove Resourcing is currently working with a specialist care provider to find experienced support staff to join their service in Lancashire working with young adults with mental health diagnoses.

The home is a mixed gender site that supports individuals between the ages of 16-25 years of age. These young people have been diagnosed with complex mental health conditions, the service offers intensive therapeutic support to enable these young adults to live as independently as possible in the community in the future.

This company has developed excellent relationships with relevant local authorities and delivers tailored support which can include therapeutic intervention to young people mental health issues.

The organisation strives to have a significantly positive impact on supporting young people and young adults to change their lives and build a better future. The family sized properties offer a secure and safe place for the young people to live and develop.

The home falls under both Ofsted and CQC guidelines, prior experience working with children and young adults in a residential setting is essential, you must be able to evidence direct experience and extensive knowledge of working with young people with challenging behaviours.

You would be expected to;
• Encourage independence and help to facilitate these young people transitioning towards independent living in the future.
• Be a positive role model to the young adults
• Ensure a caring environment is maintained
• Have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
• Ensure high standards of cleanliness and homeliness are maintained.
• Support and encourage young people’s independence by assisting with their independent living skills
• Have an understanding of child development and the impact of abuse
Applications are subject to satisfactory DBS and reference checks

Due to the nature of the work it is essential that all applicants have a full UK driving license with access to their own vehicle.
This is a full time permanent job opportunity with applications being considered immediately.

It is essential that you have completed or currently enrolled on the level 3 diploma – health and social care or level 3 residential childcare diploma.
We will consider applications from both support workers and senior residential care workers, salary is subject to experience – between £8 & 10 per hour. Sleep in payments in addition to this base rate, sleeps currently paid at £35 per sleep in.

To register your interest in this niche mental health residential unit please contact Matthew Errington at Dove Resourcing

Dove Resourcing is a specialist social care recruitment agency working exclusively with care staff seeking permanent jobs in the care sector. We work throughout the UK supplying staff to both adult & children’s care organisations from support workers to registered managers – so if you are considering a move, or if you just want to keep an eye on the market, do get in touch for a confidential conversation