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Care & Support Worker

Metropolitan Thames Valley
Closing date
26 Jul 2021

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This role

You will be working with adults with enduring mental health difficulties within a forensic support service.This service provides a secure and safe home to our customers, and you are key to their wellbeing. Customers are provided with sessions and workshops which promote rehabilitation and independent living, personal recovery and wellbeing. You will be assigned key clients, with whom you will have regular key worker meetings, as well as also undertaking regular flat checks to ensure that tenancy guidelines are met.

You will need to be prepared to be flexible and participate in a 24 / 7 rota including weekends and bank holidays.

What you will need to succeed

Working in an experienced team this is an ideal opportunity for someone that wishes to start a career in adult social care or alternatively for someone to focus on supporting adults with mental health needs and associated forensic histories.

The key is the ability to demonstrate a passion to deliver excellent services to vulnerable adults in a dignified and empathetic manner. You will need to be able to work independently and have the confidence to deal with customers with compassion and understanding. You will need the ability to work with individuals without judgement and your work will require you to promote social interaction and community presence in a manner which is attentive to cultural inclusivity and anti-discriminatory practise.

To meet our commitment to providing safe, high quality services to our customers we will complete an enhanced background check with the Disclosure and Barring service, which will include a check of the Adult Barred list once an offer of employment is made.

About Us

Our organisation was built on a simple mission - to give people a safe, secure, and affordable home. That is as true today as it was in the 1950's, when our founder Molly Huggins established on organisation to provide homes for Windrush migrants in London. Our core purpose I that "everyone should have a home and the chance to live well" To fulfil this vision, we work with partners to make our neighbourhoods - new and old - sustainable and vibrant places, where our customers want to live. We put people at the heart of everything we do and to guide is in every decision we make. Through managing more than 57,000 households we work at a scale that means our actions to achieve this have real impact.

We firmly believe that by serving people better every day, we will support a healthier, better cared for, and more prosperous society in the future. Like our founders before us, we will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Our colleagues are crucial to our success in achieving this. Therefore, we are committed to investing in colleagues and creating the opportunity for them to develop. Our working environment has been designed to be one that brings out the very best in people.

What you'll get in return

We also offer a wide range of benefits. Please take a look at our benefits document attached.

Our promise

All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found so we do encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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