Mental Health Support Assistants required across London

Expiring today

Recruiter
Central Care Recruitment
Location
London
Salary
£9.25 - £9.75/hour
Posted
22 Jul 2017
Closes
21 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Interim
Hours
Full Time
Mental Health Support Assistants required across London

Locations: Camden, Islington, Lewisham, etc.

Hours: 37.5 per week (on a rota basis)

Duration: Temp 1-2 months

Salary: £9.25- £9.75 per hour

Main purpose of role:

To provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable people to help them sustain their homes and to live in the community, monitoring their well being and referring onto more specialist staff if necessary. To provide a catering service and life skills enablement as required.

Key responsibilities:
- Work on a rota basis, including out of office hours where necessary.
- To provide support in partnership with other statutory and voluntary agencies in the community, liaising with other agencies as necessary to ensure customers receive appropriate advice and support.
- Raise customer awareness of local services and facilities and support engagement with these services.
- To carry out support planning, risk assessments and reviews for lower need customers
- To provide a broad range of lower-end support tasks to a caseload of customers, such as monitoring and tackling social isolation and ensuring customers are well supported throughout their engagement with the service.
- Support customers to develop the necessary skills to live independently, and to access training, education and work.
- Manage customer risk by regular contact and observation of customer health.
- Keep all customer records up to date - both paper files and data recording system.

Required experience/skills:

- An understanding of the issues affecting vulnerable adults
- Demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable adults, whether in a voluntary or paid capacity.
- A qualification related to Social Care, for example psychology, psychotherapy, or health and social care
- For roles involving catering or life skills enablement, experience of preparing and handling food, including correct storage and stock control
- Good written and spoken English
- Good communication skills with the ability to engage with, and respect the needs of, vulnerable people.
- IT skills including the use of Microsoft packages
- To manage and maintain administration and recording systems

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position