Mental Health Support Worker
Location : Northampton
Salary (pro rata) : £16,701 to £18,747
Hours per week : 30
Type of engagement : Part Time
Permanent / Temporary : Permanent
Do you want to be part of making a difference to the lives of people severely affected by mental illness? Do you want to work for a leading charity provider of mental health services in England?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Support Worker to join the team at Lindsay House, our 17 bed CQC registered servicesupporting individuals with a primary mental health diagnosis to maximise their independence.
About the role :
The successful candidate will work with people living in the service, supporting them by identifying their needs and helping them to achieve their personal goals of recovery by promoting personal responsibility and self confidence to access mainstream resources and a socially inclusive lifestyle.
The successful candidate will be familiar with recovery plans, as you will be providing one-to-one key worker support to service users.
You will be supporting them in activities of their choice and duties may also include cleaning, shopping, gardening, administration of medication and supporting them in their personal care.
About You :
To be successful in the role you will be a good communicator - both verbally and in writing. Sound organisation and IT skills are essential for the role with the ability to keep records both accurately and concisely.
We're looking for a great relationship builder, working directly with the people who use the service. With a good understanding of mental illness - gained either through work or personal experience - you will also be qualified to NVQ level 3 (or equivalent).
What we offer :
The post holder must be able to work flexibly as part of a 24 / 7 rota including nights, weekends and sleep ins.
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