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Support Workers

Posted 13 March by Crunchposter Limited Easy Apply Ended

Thatcham, West Berkshire  
£16,500 - £22,000 Depending on Experience

Our client is the largest mental health charity in Oxfordshire and they are expanding into Berkshire!

Do you have the desire to help change lives and an interest in mental health?

They provide a range of support to people that experience severe and enduring mental health needs, and they are looking for a brand new team to work within their new 10 bed, 24/7 supported home in Thatcham that is due to open in May 2018.

What we offer!

  • Salary £16,500 - £22,000 Depending on Experience
  • Permanent, 37 hours per week
  • Additional pay for overtime and sleep in shifts
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • 22 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Free Parking
  • Free DBS Check completed
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Free Counselling and Legal Advice
  • Excellent Induction and Training
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Ability to complete a Diploma in Health & Social Care

Our Values

Caring – Their residents are the heart and soul of all that they do, they provide person-centred care that enables residents to live a life worth living. They believe that differences should be celebrated, and each resident’s uniqueness enhances not only their community, but also the support they provide.
Safe – Honest and open relationships help to make all of their residents feel safe, and they provide a safe place for recovery for as long as a resident may require.
Creative – Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a resident at their own pace there is/ are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.
Aspirational – Recovery is focused on what a resident can do, not what they can’t.

The Role 
The duties within any role vary from day to day. Their residents are individuals and they all deserve to be treated as such. Some of the core duties within the house will include:

  • Taking part in a range of activities during key working sessions with residents whilst helping them to achieve their aspirations;
  • Assist residents with booking and attending appointments.
  • Support the development of person centred planning, ensuring each individuals plan has meaningful and achievable goals with positive outcomes that meet the aspirations as well as the needs.
  • Create and review robust risk assessments, support plans and risk management plans that are implemented as necessary.
  • Identify and help facilitate appropriate move-on plans and accommodation that support and actively engage the resident, their family/ carer and external agencies in preparation for the transition according to the wishes of the resident.
  • Responsible for monitoring the residents’ condition, ensuring that any changes to their mental or physical health are communicated appropriately.
  • Promote residents to engage effectively with the agreed support plan/ recovery star and access other appropriate services provided on a regular and consistent basis e.g. drug and alcohol services.
  • Supporting, encouraging and prompting residents with their medication;
  • Ensuring house rules are kept and adhered to as well as providing a safe and respectful environment.

A full time post will be required to work 37 hours per week across equally distributed shifts that will include weekends and sleep-ins.

The Candidate
Experience within a care or mental health setting is desirable, qualifications are advantageous, however, they have a Learning & Development team who are happy to support you and your personal development and work to progress your career with them!

Above all, we are looking for people that share their values below and want to make a real difference to people’s lives.

If you feel you are suitable for the Support Worker/Senior Support Worker role, please apply now!

Care Assistant, Support Worker, Experienced Support Worker, Care Worker 

Reference: 34675704

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