Pre-Therapy Support Worker (Accelerate) - Part-time 24hrs

Recruiter
Valley House
Location
Dudley
Salary
£20,000 - £24,999
Posted
01 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pre-Therapy Support Worker to join a multi service charity based in Coventry. In return, we offer a competitive salary of £22,304 p.a. (pro rata) and a contributory pension scheme.

This is a * **fixed term role which will end on 31st December 2018** * however the role may be extended should more funding become available. This post is funded through Big Lottery Fund and the European Union through the European Social Fund

What We Do:

The charity has a fully trained staff team providing Supported Accommodation and Floating Support to victims of domestic violence and abuse and teenage parents, a Nursery that provides full day care for pre-school children, a Youth Service and a Community Wellbeing Service.

The Pre-Therapy Support Worker role will be responsible for:

Delivering support to people in Coventry & Warwickshire and contributing 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).

Duties will include:

* Taking referrals of potential service users into the service.
* Undertaking a comprehensive need and risk assessments with individuals referred to the service.
* Developing a support plan in partnership and agreement with the service user to ensure identified needs are addressed, liaising with other relevant professionals as appropriate.

The successful Pre-Therapy Support Worker will have:

* NVQ 3 in Health/Social or equivalent experience in one or more of these fields: Psychology/Social Work/Youth Work/Mental Health/Nursing/Community Development/ Education essential.
* Certificate (and/or working towards a Foundation Degree) in Counselling and Psychotherapy (or equivalent) preferred.
* 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

The hours of work are 24 hours per week, including unsocial hours.

This post requires a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.

The closing date is noon 31st January 2018

The interview date is Monday, 19th February 2018

Please apply online today to be considered for the Pre-Therapy Support Worker role