Project Worker - Housing specialist Hertfordshire Peer Support Service
Location: Bishops Stortford,Hertfordshire
At Turning Point, we support people across England with mental health issues. As a Project Worker,you'll make a real difference to their lives as you introduce them to the personal, flexible and realistic support they need to improve the quality of their lives in their communities. Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience, training and education you need to progress in your career with us.
- To establish a supportive and respectful relationship with service users and/or carers
- To consider each person as an individual
- To work with and empower service users and carers
- To provide specialist housing advice and support for service users and/or carers
- To update your knowledge and understanding around housing issues and the impact this has on individuals
- To work alongside local councils and housing advisors to develop the housing service
- To network with any other organisations tosignpost and support housing needs
- To provide peer support and practical assistance to service users in order for them to regain and maintain control over their lives
- To engage with service users to show empathy, share experience, inspire hope and promote recovery
- To focus on the day to day support needs of service users, encourage self-managed care and assessment of their own needs
- To support individuals to identify their own achievable and realistic goals and agree objectives to aid recovery
- To use personal experience to introduce a range of recovery tools, techniques and interventions
- Develop coping, self-help and self-management techniques within the peer relationship
- Support service users to identify and overcome fears and within a positive relationship challenge negative self-talk using solution focused techniques
- Support people to access community groups that enable service users and /or carers to participate in local community activities and maintain their independence
- Act as a positive role model to service users and/or carers
- Work in a way that acknowledges the personal, social, cultural and spiritual strengths and needs of the individual
- To work both 1-1 and in groups with service users and/or carers
- To provide flexible support within the Wellbeing centres and local community
- To work across different Wellbeing Centres across the county as needed
- To support the volunteers within the Wellbeing centre
- To involve service users in every aspect of the service
- To maintain up to date knowledge of local opportunities for people to access
- At all times to carry out every aspect of your duties to the highest standard with due regard to Hertfordshire Mind policies and procedures, including the Equalities statement
- Undertake other duties as may be reasonably determined by the CEO or Head of Services
We are ideally looking for someone with a minimum of Level 3 NVQ in social care; solid understanding of housing law. What is essential is that you have at least 12 months proven experience in a similar role along with a good awareness of mental health problems or completion of a relevant degree, and can bring with you the flexibility to work and travel countywide.In return, you'll be supported with outstanding training and career development opportunities.
Within this position you will primarily be working at Bishops Stortford for a partnership agency Hertfordshire Mind Network, but you may be expected to travel countywide to another HMN location.
Running health and social care facilities and 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 issues, join us and add real value to their lives, as well as your own.
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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