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Mental Health Support Worker

Mental Health Support Worker

In this position, you will be required to:
- Hold a caseload of key clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed support plans.
- Support service users develop necessary skills to sustain accommodation long term and improve their quality of life.
- Respond in a psychologically informed way to the challenges posed by complex needs in a residential setting
- Respond to and asses all referrals.
- Support service users ready to move to step down.
- Build and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders, including other teams within, external agencies such as care teams & GPs/pharmacies
- Work with service users to maximise benefit entitlements and secure project income through efficient rent collection and the minimisation of arrears and void loss
- Support the development of independent budgeting skills
- Participate in housing management procedures, such as room checks, locality checks and Health and Safety checks

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience working with vulnerable adults including mental health.
- An understanding of how trauma and adversity have the potential to create re-occurring incidences of multiple disadvantage, homelessness and mental distress
- An awareness of the Care Act 2014 and demonstrable understanding of what it means for service users.
- Experience working within a psychologically informed environment (PIE) model.
- The ability to build relationships with people who may be reluctant to trust or work with you, whilst maintaining professional boundaries
- The ability to navigate complex mental health systems and specialities.
- An understanding of the multiple issues that can lead to homelessness and how such experiences can impact service users.

If you're available for immediate start, have a valid and enhanced DBS and can provide 3years referencing, APPLY NOW

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