Mental Health Support Assistant

Closing date 
East Anglia
£8.68 per hour

Mental Health Support Assistant

Cambridgeshire Mental Health Services based at Garden Walk, Cambridge

£8.68 per hour (rising to £9.14 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

37.5 hours per week including weekends and bank holidays

Are you a friendly and dedicated person who is looking for a rewarding career? Cambridge Mental Health Service have an opportunity in their team for an enthusiastic individual, who wants to make a real difference in our residents lives. As a Mental Health Support Assistant, you will be helping a small group of specialist clients to develop their skills so that they can live independently. If you would enjoy working as part of an experienced team in a role where two days are never the same, we would love to hear from you.

The role of Mental Health Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high quality, person-centred care and support service
  • Being responsible for maintaining support plans for our clients so that they can develop the skills needed to live independently
  • Maintaining a safe environment for clients, providing support in accordance with relevant regulations, procedures and practices
  • Assisting with providing personal care
  • Helping to maintain professional relationships with clients and their families to support their identified wishes and needs

Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of working with a similar 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 and an approachable attitude
  • 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, people 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 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 matching contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 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

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