Mental Health Support Worker (Female Only)
£8.72 Per Hour, Plus Benefits
Contract: Full and part-time shifts available
Like our colleagues throughout the Health and Social Care sector, we are continuing to provide support to vulnerable people within our services in these challenging times.
We can't do this without the help of our incredible team. If you are kind, caring and passionate, and would like to join our Autism Plus family, you still can! You ideally need a minimum of one year’s experience in care, either in a personal or work capacity. You will be passionate about what you do and show compassion and kindness towards the people we support.
With the aid of video or telephone interviews we are still actively recruiting people to join our teams in Hull!
What will the role involve?
Under the Equality Act 2010 S29 we require female applicants only to provide care to an individual we support who has a learning disability.
We’re looking for an empathetic and resilient Mental Health Support Worker to join our team providing excellent support for an adult in their own home. You’ll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping an individual with a mental health disability who can sometimes present challenging behaviour.
Daily duties will include providing companionship, carrying out domestic duties, cooking, administering medication, taking the individual out for the day, attending appointments, assisting with their finances and helping them to achieve their goals.
This jovial individual enjoys going into the community and being independent. They often won’t ask for help; therefore, part of this role is providing reassurance, enabling confidence and being aware of triggers prior to escalation. We provide telephone support in the mornings and evenings on a rotational basis, so an ideal candidate would be comfortable speaking on the phone and display patience and understanding.
What can we offer you?
- A working environment that is open to new ideas.
- A team who are passionate about the service we offer.
- Meal allowance for each shift.
- 21 days annual leave (rising to maximum of 25) + statutory holidays.
- Company pension scheme.
- Discounted Gym Membership.
- Discounted Health Cash Plan for you and your family.
- 24/7, 365 access to a GP.
- Colleague Assistance Helpline.
- Online health assessments and nutrition advice.
- Plus, many more discounted products and services to support you and your family.
What do we expect from you?
- Experience of caring for individuals with additional needs in your personal or working life.
- Knowledge of personality disorders.
- Knowledge of mental health disabilities, such as Mood Disorders and Anxiety.
- Experience of speaking with people who have a speech impediment.
- A commitment to providing great care to the people we support.
- A display of dignity and respect to the people we support.
- Compassion, empathy and an understanding of complex needs.
- The ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with vulnerable people and their families.
- Observant and confident in giving feedback to management when additional needs are required.
- Working together as part of a team.
- A willingness to continuously learn.
- In-date certificate in MAPA (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) or similar qualification is preferred, but not essential; training will be provided.
About Autism Plus
A group of passionate parents founded Autism Plus over 30 years ago, bound by a common cause: wanting the very best for their children who all had autism. Three decades on, as a leading Yorkshire and Humber charity we are empowering more people every day to achieve more than they had dared to dream was possible.
If this is something that interests you, and you feel you could make a real difference, we would love to hear from you!
We reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise you complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Due to the current Covid-19 circumstances, priority will be given to candidates with in-date certificates in MAPA or similar.
- Minimum of one year's experience in Support Work
- Mental Health training / knowledge
- Qualification in Health and Social Care (Preferred, but not essential)