Mental Health Support Worker
Full Time, Mental Health Support Workers required for Mental Health Residential/ Supported Living Homes in Ealing, Hillingdon and Harrow for Adults, no nursing care.
Some care work experience is required and NVQ L2 or NVQ L3 desirable but not essential.
Shift work including weekends from £7.78per hour £15,351-£16,575 depending on experience.
We are dedicated to providing a 24/7 high quality service promoting choice, independence, privacy, dignity to our Service Users in our homes.
Purpose of the Position: To work as part of a team providing care and support to individuals within the service, based on the person centred life principles of choice, competence, community participation, and respect and community presence.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To develop and maintain the skills of the service user by encouraging and involving them in day to day activities, participating in service users’ chosen activities and enhancing community networks.
2. To facilitate and support the person to make all decisions affecting their life.
3. To contribute to, implement and monitor service user’s support agreement in consultation with the service user.
4. To support the service user maintain their health and general well-being.
5. To support the service user with personal care as required.
6. To carry out service duties, in a way that involves the person as much as possible.
7. To administer medication according to procedure.
8. To support the service user with the management of their personal finances and in accordance with the service procedure.
9. To support the service user to plan social activities and holidays and to accompany the service user when required.
10. To assist in the general administration of the service, including updating daily diaries, communication book, incident/accident forms etc.
11. To communicate effectively with outside agencies, professionals, relatives etc as required.
12. To adhere to all policies and procedures and to assist in developing, monitoring and implementing them.
13. To receive regular formal supervision and undertake training as required, and to contribute towards the induction of new staff members.
14. To proactively support the person to maintain and develop friendships with others in their community.
15. To actively support person centred approaches within the service.
This job description outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the post holder. The post may include other duties and responsibilities not specified here. It is also likely that changes may be required from time to time.
Applicants will be expected to apply for enhanced disclosure with DBS (CRB) and provide references.
We fully endorse career development and have a great reputation for rewarding our staff. Benefits include 26 days annual leave, and significant opportunities for learning and development and the opportunity to make a difference to how Care Assist Ltd evolves in the coming years.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £15,531.00 to £16,575.00 /year