Support Worker

£18,090 - £19,860 yearly
  • Rethink Mental Illness
  • Salisbury, UK
  • Jan 20, 2023
Full time Care and Nursing Home

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to join our inspiring and friendly team at our Service in Salisbury.

Your role will be a fixed based position working from our Herbert House service in Salisbury. You will work full time 35 hours per week on a permanent contract with a salary of up to £19,860.93 per annum (with additional payments for any sleep ins and unsociable or bank holidays worked). You can read more about the rewards you will receive on the full advert on our website.  Full training will be provided onsite and as part of a superior training programme.  The service will happily accept part time applicants equally. 


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.


Our Herbert House service is a 15 bed registered care home. Providing a safe space for people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. There is a focus on supporting people to develop/ regain the life skills needed to live more independently


How will you make a difference?

  • Promoting independence and empowerment at all times in order for individuals to recover from mental illness and lead, full satisfying lives.
  • Provide key worker support to individuals living with mental illness, including one to one or group support, liaising with other mental health agencies, with and on behalf of people who use our services
  • Enable individuals to self-manage their resources and to undertake activities of daily living
  • Develop a rapport based on respect and honesty, working 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
  • Be familiar with individuals Care/Recovery Plans and support people who use our services in achieving their goals
  • Carry out all needs assessments, individual safety, and support planning
  • Work with individuals to proactively develop, review, monitor, and adapt support and safety plans
  • Liaise with other external agencies, complimentary therapies, and community groups on behalf of people who use our services


Who I am?

Desirable but not essential:

  • 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 proactively 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.
  • Work independently and as part of a team with a commitment and belief that your work makes a difference