Mental Health Project Worker

Closing date 
24/11/2019
Region 
East Anglia
Town 
Cambridge
Reference 
55254
Salary 
£9.20 per hour

Mental Health Project Worker

Cambridge Mental Health Service based at Garden Walk, Cambridge

£9.20 per hour (rising to £9.69 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

37.5 hours per week

Are you a friendly and dedicated person who is looking for a rewarding career? Cambridge Mental Health Service has an opportunity in their team for an enthusiastic individual who wants to make a real difference in our residents’ lives. Working as a Mental Health Project Worker, you will be helping a small group of clients to develop their skills so that they can live independently. If you’d enjoy working as part of an experienced team in a role that is never dull, we would love to hear from you.

The role of Mental Health Project Worker will include:

  • Being responsible for maintaining support plans for our clients so that they can develop the skills needed to live independently
  • Keeping client files up to date, including completing daily notes and general admin tasks
  • Liaising with other health professionals such as Consultant Psychiatrists, Social Workers and GPs to help understand and support the needs of the client
  • The role also involves helping the client with daily tasks such as shopping, cooking, social networking and keeping their living quarters reasonably clean and tidy

Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of working with a specific client group would be desirable, due to the current expectations in delivering a high quality support provision
  • The ideal candidate should be comfortable with working with challenging behaviours, being able to keep calm and remain level headed under pressure
  • Good people skills are essential, along with excellent communication, an approachable attitude and the ability to accept constructive criticism
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to this role is essential
  • NVQ Level 2 or above in Health and Social Care is desirable
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft packages and internet communications

Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.

We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services, floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, cpeople with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.

Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

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