Pre-Therapy Support Worker (Accelerate)

Valley House
£20,000 - £24,999
10 Oct 2019
16 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pre-Therapy Support Worker to join our Community Wellbeing Service working on the Accelerate Project. You will be joining a multi service charity based in ; In return, we offer a competitive salary of £22,304 and a contributory pension scheme. This job is part of the Accelerate project funded by National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund. What we do: The charity has a fully trained staff team providing Supported Accommodation and Floating Support to young parents and victims of domestic ; There is also a Children's Nursery that provides full day care for pre-school children, together with a Youth Service and a Community Wellbeing Service. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will deliver and contribute to developing an innovative service of comprehensive emotional/psychological support, both on-site and in the community to people, including those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. The successful candidate will have: NVQ level 3 in Health/Social Care or in a related area of work and/or experience in one or more of these fields, Psychology, Social Work, Youth Work, Mental Health, Nursing, Community Development, Education etc. Sustained experience as a professional working with people with diverse needs in a supportive and empowering way, preferably in a health and social care or equivalent organisational setting. Experience of working with therapeutic models of intervention. Experience of working with conflict, distress and challenging behaviour. Experience of liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies. Knowledge and Understanding of: Mental health and emotional/psychological support needs. Best practice models of emotional support and good practice in relation to vulnerable people. Issues faced by people who have/are experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Child protection and safeguarding vulnerable adults and young people. Professional services in the NHS Primary and Secondary Health Services, Social Care, Housing Agencies and other relevant agencies. Skills and Abilities: An established ability to make professional assessments and prioritise service users' needs including signposting to other services as appropriate. Skilled in working directly with service users to assist them to sustain engagement and increased control in improving the quality of their lives. An ability to identify, analyse and take action to counter discrimination, racism, disadvantage, inequality and injustice using appropriate strategies. Effective and flexible verbal and written communication skills to work with a wide range of services users and professionals. Competent in the use of IT tools, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Additional Requirements: Ability to work flexible hours. Be mobile and able to travel city wide. Desirable Requirement: Certificate (and/or working towards a Foundation Degree) in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This post requires a satisfactory DBS ; Applicants who have lived overseas during the last 5 years will need to obtain a certificate of good conduct from the country lived in. The hours of work are per week, full time. The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 11 October 2019. For more information about Valley House please visit out website: