Support Worker

£18,090 - £19,860 yearly
  • Rethink Mental Illness
  • Swindon, UK
  • Jan 20, 2023
Full time Homecare other

Job Description

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!

We have two exciting opportunities for a full time and part time Support Worker to join our inspiring and friendly team at our Bruddel Grove Swindon CQC Service.

 

The full time position is 35 hours per week on a permanent contract. The work pattern is comprised of 5 shifts per week, including one sleep-in shift per week. The salary for this role ranges from £18,090.60 to £19,860.93.

 

The part time position is 21 hours per week on a permanent contract. The work pattern is comprised of 3 shifts per week, including one sleep-in shift per week. The salary for this role ranges from £18,090.60 to £19,860.93 Pro rata.

 

You can read more about our employee benefits and rewards in the full advert on our website.

 

Your role will be a fixed base position working from our Bruddel Grove Service in Swindon. Bruddel Grove is a 5 bed Community Wellbeing house, providing a 10 night stay to adults experiencing acute mental health crisis. Our aim is to provide an alternative to a hospital setting where service users can access emotional and practical support to enable them to re-enter the community.

 

You will be working within our support worker team to provide person centred and outcome focussed care to adults experiencing acute mental health crisis. Within this role you will work with a wide range of people with an equally wide range of mental health conditions. You will support our service users to access and utilise recovery focused interventions, empower them to develop their coping skills and re-establish their confidence and independence. You will work alongside other mental health professionals to establish ongoing care plans and signpost service users to community services and support networks to enable them to maintain their mental wellbeing once they return home.

 

How will you make a difference?

  • Work with service users to develop their support plans, identifying areas of strengths and difficulties and interventions to reduce distress
  • Develop, implement and review risk assessments and ensure both their risk management and support plans meet identified needs
  • Actively promote service user engagement during their stay through facilitation of group activities, life skills coaching and peer support
  • Work with the team to assess new referrals for suitability based on the service criteria
  • Work with the team to create a safe and calming environment within the house
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of service users’ stay at the house, including medication records

 

Who I am?

  • Someone who enjoys working in a changeable environment and has the ability to adapt to different situations and people
  • Someone who demonstrates inclusive values, that recognises diversity and is dedicated to promoting and supporting recovery
  • Someone who is willing and able to learn and develop within the role
  • Someone who is able to work independently and as part of a team