Support Worker

Posted 15 December 2020 by Caretech
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Support Worker - London Road, Portsmouth - £9.27p/h

We are looking to recruit a Support Worker for our Supported Living Service in North End, Portsmouth.

The Organisation:

CareTech Community Services Ltd is a provider of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for people to live in community settings with learning disabilities, severe physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, challenging behaviour, mental health, forensic needs and acquired brain injury within a range of settings including, supported living services, shared housing, residential services and outreach. We encourage people to take control of their lives - this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence

Would you love the opportunity to make a real difference to our Service Users lives? Would you say your best traits were your positivity, friendliness and innovativeness? How would you like to work in a person-centred environment where you can utilise these attributes within a company offering career progression and excellent training?

The Role: Support Worker

Our Portsmouth Supported Living service consists of 10 self-contained flats in North End, Portsmouth, to accommodate people with a Primary Mental Health Support Need. This includes people with Dual Diagnosis who may need support with the best possible recovery outcomes with long term and complex needs.

We are looking for someone who will work closely with our partners and stakeholders to provide a comprehensive, high quality service. This will involve assessing and supporting clients on a daily basis in all aspects of their person centred recovery plans, monitoring and reporting on progress through regular multi-agency reviews and contributing to the development and continual improvement of the service.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a Mental Health Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant or Care Worker preferably in a mental health setting. However, we are prepared to accept applications from candidates who can demonstrate they are competent from other care settings, providing you demonstrate the right values and are prepared to working in this challenging but rewarding service.

We select staff not just on their experience but on their personal attitude and approach and how we feel their personalities will match with the individuals we support. Support staff receive training around supporting individuals with mental health problems.

Why should I apply for this role?

  • Centrally located in Portsmouth with excellent rail and bus links and close to shopping amenities
  • The opportunity to participate and be nominated for the company’s annual care awards
  • Great prospects for career advancement for the right candidate
  • Be able to make a difference.

What we offer:

  • We provide a full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards
  • We provide superb FREE training to achieve qualifications in Social Care
  • We have a proven career path - many of our employees who started as Support Workers are now Residential Managers and Senior Managers

Due to the nature of the position, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment. The disclosure expense will be met by Caretech.

* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage.

CareTech Community Services are proud to advise that they are a Disability Confident Leader.


Required skills

  • Support Staff

Reference: 41200720

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