Mental Health Support Worker
Full or Part time, Relief / Bank worker vacancies also available.
We are recruiting for more than one role.
Are you caring individual who enjoys working with people in community and in a person centred way?
Do you want to use your listening and practical skills to support someone recovering from mental illness?
We are looking for committed and well-motivated people to join our mental health support team in South Manchester where we have been delivering high quality services for over 25 years. Support is provided in the community across South Manchester and we have six supported accommodation based services all offering housing related and life skills support. Our dedicated staff work to build on peoples strengths, skills and achievements in a recovery focused way, you would be welcome to join us in this approach. The successful candidate will engage with service users and create trusting therapeutic relationships.
The role of a community recovery support worker includes visiting service users in their own homes or in other settings and offering practical support to enable them to live independently while also offering emotional support in accordance with their individual goals and support plans.
This is an excellent role if you have already done support work or if you have life experience that you would like to use in your professional life. We are looking for open and committed people to work with a range of needs, age groups and genders. A significant number of our services are focused on women’s mental health recovery. If you are interested in relief/bank work then even one shift of 8 hours a week is welcome and can work well around other commitments you may have. Please contact us to discuss your interest. Please contact Debbie Seeds, Manager - 0161 236 0829.
You will receive extensive training and opportunity to achieve qualifications, pension plan, life insurance and excellent peer support.
Key skills we need:
- Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
- A person who is supportive, proactive, responsible and good at motivating people
- Experience of working in the care and support sector is preferred; however, if you are a student who has recently completed a relevant qualification and you share our drive, values and passion for helping people with mental health needs, then we would also like to hear from you.
- Some role may involve delivering personal care such as prompt to shower.
- It is beneficial if you are a car driver but not essential.
- Good written communication also important.
We do not accept CVs as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. You may attach a CV if you wish to support your application but CVs alone will not be accepted. An enhanced DBS check is required, which Creative Support pays for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by us. We do not accept contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website. Please note applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may contact you before the closing date to arrange an interview.