Outreach Support Worker - Douglas House
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At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with mental health and learning disability issues. As an Outreach Support Worker, you’ll make a real difference to their quality of life as you engage with people to improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress your career with us.
As an Outreach Support Worker, you’ll join Douglas House Outreach Service - a service which is an expansion of Douglas House independent hospital, a 24-hour rehabilitative nurse-lead service that supports 12 men and women with severe and enduring mental health needs that may be detained under the mental health act.
This will be your base where you will report to the Outreach Manager. You will be supporting clients in the community, encouraging them to engage in drop - in activities in community centres, attend medical appointments, and encourage/ support people to engage in social inclusion activities. You will work with clients in their own homes, ensuring they are supported in taking medication , assisting them in activities of daily living, and provide emotional support if necessary, reporting any concerns to the Nurse Manager.
Working with qualified nurses as an Outreach Support Worker, you’ll recognise indicators of deteriorating mental health and help to implement interventions. Promoting independence, well-being and healthy life choices, you’ll also get involved in various activities - from supporting daily living skills following rehabilitation that could include walks, theatre trips, gym sessions and building social networks for clients in the community.
We’re ideally looking for an Outreach Support Worker with an NVQ, experience of working with people with long-term mental health issues and a solid understanding of the issues they face and the recovery model. A great team player with lots of energy, you’ll also need the strong communication skills, flexible approach and positive attitude needed to achieve targets in a challenging, changeable environment. With empathy, understanding and patience, we’ll not only expect you to love talking to people - but be passionate about helping them too.
Running health services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care - and our people. So, if you’re ambitious and focused on helping people with mental health needs, join as a Recovery Support Worker and add real value their lives, as well as your own.
The role involves rotational shifts including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.
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