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Support Worker

Support Worker


Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to join our inspiring and friendly team at The Mead.

If you, would you like to work for a leading mental health charity in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference, then join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.

Your role will be a fixed based position working from The Mead in Wiltshire. You will work full time, 35 hours per week on a Fixed Term contract for 12 Months with a salary of £18,090.60 to £19,860.93. You will also receive £50 per Sleep in with the opportunity to work 1-2 sleep ins a week.

You can read more about the rewards you will receive on the full advert on our website.

To celebrate your new role we are offering a 'Rethink - sign on BONUS payment' of up to £1000 ! (pro rata for part-time posts of less than 35 hours per week) - The Sign on BONUS payment will be paid on completion of your 6-month probation period. subject to Terms and Conditions . You can read more about the rewards you will receive on the full advert on our website.

This position has the potential to become a permanent Role.

Our housing and floating support services provide a supportive home environment that paves the way to greater independence and recovery. We help people with their day to day living and social skills, as well as providing access to social activities, further education, employment and training. We also recruit and train private sector landlords to support tenants in their communities affected by mental illness.

How will you make a difference?

Provide key worker support to individuals living with mental illness, including one to one individual or group support, liaising with other mental health agencies on behalf of people who use our services
Enable individuals to self manage their personal and domestic resources and to undertake activities of daily living
Develop a rapport based on respect and honesty, the post holder will at all times work within clear professional boundaries and the Rethink Mental Illness Code of Conduct
Enable and encouraging individuals to find out about local services and facilities within their community and facilitate access to alternative services where specific needs are identified
Familiar with individual Care/Recovery Plans and support people who use our services in achieving their goals
Carry out all needs assessments, individual safety and support planning within organisational and legislative requirements.
Work with service users in developing, reviewing, monitoring and adapting support and safety plans
Liaise with other external agencies, complimentary therapies and community groups on behalf of people who use our services
Undertake assessments in conjunction with statutory partners as appropriate to identify housing related support needs of those referred to the service

Who I am?

Experience of providing support to people with a mental illness; or experience of providing care and/or support services within another social care setting in either a paid or voluntary capacity.
Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and embedding the ethos of recovery into your own practice.
The ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual's situation and needs; to develop, implement and review risk management plans and devise support plans to meet these needs.
QCF Diploma or NVQ level 3 in Care or Certificate in Community Mental Healthcare (or working towards) or an equivalent qualification

The Recruitment Advisor looking after this role is Rose Adams. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to drop her an email at .

Who are we?

We're Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: "A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness."

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this.

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