Project Worker - Part Time

Closing date 
19/12/2018
Region 
South East
Town 
Brentwood
Reference 
40299
Salary 
£9.44 per hour

Mental Health Support Worker – Part Time

Richard House, Brentwood

£9.44 per hour (rising to £9.94 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

21 hours per week available - Rotating shifts on a fortnightly basis

We are seeking enthusiastic and proactive Mental Health Support Workers to join our Essex Mental Health team. You will be joining a team who are passionate about their roles and providing excellent support to our clients. This is a rewarding position, in which you will be empowering our clients to succeed through developing positive professional relationships.

This opportunity will provide you with invaluable experience working with clients as-well-as the opportunity to expand your knowledge, aiding your personal development.

The role of Mental Health Support Worker will include:

  • Providing support to clients as and when required, working towards empowering them to succeed and move into their own independent accommodation
  • Recording daily notes, assessing clients’ needs, writing and updating person centered action plans
  • Completing assessment interviews and risk assessments, effectively communicating what support the client will require
  • Taking the lead in one of our ‘Champion Areas’, which include safeguarding, equality and diversity, health and safety and assessment and support planning.
  • Conducting health and safety checks, including completing risk assessments, recording accidents and reporting repairs
  • Liaising with external agencies to ensure a robust plan is in place to meet the needs of the individual by working in partnership with key experts

Skills and experiences:

  • You will be non-judgmental and mindful of professional boundaries
  • You will have effective communication skills with the ability to relay complex information clearly
  • A calm demeanor, as you will sometimes encounter challenging situations
  • Some experience in tenancy support would be beneficial
  • Previous experience working for clients with mental health needs is desirable but not essential
  • GCSE’s in English and Maths at grade C or above, or equivalent, is essential

Why work for us?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential. Working with clients that have mental health needs can be challenging, however with the right approach and support the benefits are truly rewarding. We offer an enjoyable environment with opportunities for promotion and training. We promote innovative thinking and are always looking for ways to improve our service delivery,

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

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:

  • 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) pro rata
  • 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

‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’

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