Senior Community Support Worker
37.5hrs per week, full time basis. The ability to drive a car is an essential requirement for this role.
We are looking to recruit a Senior Community Support Worker to assist in the operational management of our highly regarded community support services across Barrow in Furness and the surrounding areas.
The service supports people in their own homes in various locations. The role involves ensuring that service users receive person centered support which enables them to enjoy a fulfilling and valued life, to participate in the community and to develop their abilities as fully as possible. You will provide respectful emotional and practical support to people with mental health needs and/or a learning disabilities.
You will also support and supervise staff and deploy staff resources effectively to ensure that the service is enabling people to maintain and improve their mental health/physical wellbeing and is developing their capacity for independence. You will ensure that all supported people enjoy a positive lifestyle, which includes opportunities for personal development and meaningful activity based on their strengths and interests.
This post will really suit you if you are seeking the opportunity to use your skills whilst fostering meaningful, therapeutic relationships with service users and enabling them to move on and make progress to recovery. You will also enjoy positive, professional relationships with the multi-disciplinary team.
Applicants will be able to demonstrate warmth, compassion and unconditional positive regard for the people we support and will be able to develop trusting relationships based on empathy and respect. You will have the skills and personal qualities to be able to engage people in meaningful planning and therapeutic activities. You will be expected to work collaboratively and professionally with the people we support, their families and mental health professionals/agencies.
You will need an up-to-date understanding of the recovery approach and recovery principles as well as mental health legislation, services and interventions. You will demonstrate a good knowledge of the MHA, MCA, DOLs and the care standards.
You will be hard working, resilient and reflective with the ability to accept supervision and be accountable for your own practice. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, along with the practical skills required to plan and organise care and support delivery. You will be required to work flexibly (between 7am and 10pm) based on service users needs. The service is not required to provide night time support provision.
You will have at least two years’ experience of providing care and support to people with mental health needs and/or learning disabilities.