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Community Support Worker

Posted 2 February by Elite Recruitment Agency Ltd Ended

Join our client and make a real difference!

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our client's expanding organisation. Our client is a national specialist mental health provider, supporting individuals stepping down from inpatient services, including secure environments, to lead full and meaningful lives in their own communities.

The people our client supports are individuals and they all deserve to be treated as such, they do this by offering personalised support. The successful candidate’s duties will be varied and no two days will be the same, but typically you will;

  • Support the individual to develop or regain life skills and self-help skills
  • Support the individual to participate in community life and in reducing social isolation
  • With support from our client's Rehabilitation Lead, you will be required to undertake assessments, develop recovery focus plans and report progress
  • Develop a weekly planner to promote a structured and meaningful week, enabling the individual to achieve their full potential, goals and to pursue their interests
  • Build a strong and trusting working relationship with the individual service user, their families and professionals involved in providing exceptional person centred support.
  • Assist the individual to maintain confidence and a positive self esteem
  • Work closely with members of the multidisciplinary team and other support workers.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records

What we are looking for from you is:

  • A minimum of 6 months’ experience within the mental health, or similar health and social care field, this can be paid or voluntary
  • A minimum NVQ/QCF 2 or a commitment to complete the qualification with our client
  • Experience of supporting an individual with life skills
  • The individual you will be supporting may live in an area with minimum public transport, so it is desirable that you drive to ensure you can get to and from their homes as required of your shift

Above all our main priority for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes that match our client's own:

  • A commitment to quality and being the best you can
  • A zero tolerance for all forms of abuse
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Providing excellent care and support to all our Service Users.
  • Showing dignity and respect to the people that you will be working with
  • Working well together as part of a team.

Our client welcomes forward thinking individuals who would like to be part of a dynamic support team in the Basingstoke area.

Training & Development Opportunities

Our client prides themselves on the opportunities they offer to develop staff throughout their employment, which include both Mandatory & Optional training:

Care Certificate

Learning & Development Modules

Person Centred Training to reflect the individual’s need, for example understanding mental health conditions and treatments, personality disorders, acquired brain injuries, autism, understanding and responding positively to behaviours that challenge, motivational interviewing.

NVQ/QCF opportunities in Health & Social Care.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please note that if you are short listed for an interview, you may be contacted via email and it is important that you check your emails regularly.


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