MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WORKER
Would you like a meaningful job that makes a difference, with flexibility and real potential for growth?
The Salvation Army Housing Association (saha) is an organisation that provides a range of housing and varied support services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people in achieving their full potential. We are currently going through a large period of growth and have a vacancy for a Mental Health Support Worker.
Position: Mental Health Support Worker
Location: St Andrew's, Exmouth
Hours: 37.5 hours
Salary: £18,756 per annum
Benefits: 26 days' annual holiday rising a day a year for the first 5 years + bank holidays, Life Assurance, Pension scheme and an Employee Health Assistance Programme. Professional development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.
Closing date: Monday 14 December 2020
Interview dates: Tuesday 22 December 2020
About the Role:
The role involves managing a caseload of clients within our supported accommodation. You will be involved in assessing prospective new clients, booking new clients in and completing induction support plans, as well as creating and implementing full support plans and risk management plans for your own caseload. You will regularly liaise with health professionals and other agencies to ensure delivery of a holistic support service. You will also be involved in the delivery of activities.
You will have a keenness to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of life for people who have a range of needs, whilst being highly motivated and proactive with a determination to succeed. You will have a working knowledge of the needs and support requirements of people with complex mental health needs, as well as a proven experience of preparing and implementing needs assessments, support plans, risk assessments and management plans as well as individual action plans in conjunction with other workers / agencies and clients. Proven experience of working with and managing a caseload of clients who have a mental health illness or within another social care setting is essential.
A Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate will be required for these roles.
As an equal opportunities employer, our client welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
You may have experience of the following: EDUCATION / TRAINING / ACTIVITIES / COMMUNITY / MEANINGFUL OCCUPATION / VOLUNTEERS