Support Workers

Posted 18 January by Response
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Mental Health Education Support Workers
Oxford
£18,600 Per Annum
(Full-time (37 hours) and Part-time roles)

Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you have a positive, self-motivated and enthusiastic attitude to work? Have you got an ability to initiate and maintain constructive relations with people and young people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds? Do you have a proactive approach to work and the ability to motivate and engage people? If so, we want to hear from you!

Response have been successfully providing housing and support in the community for adults with mental health needs for over 40 years. Following a new initiative launched by NHS England in 2019, Response are now working with Oxford Health Foundation Trust CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) to deliver a new service incorporating Mental Health Support Teams into Schools (MHST’s). The MHST’s is one pathway of the overall Oxon Children and Young People CAMHS Mental Health provision.

The Support Worker Role
Your role as a Mental Health Education Support Worker is a vital role in building resilience and mentally healthy communities. Through your work in schools you will identify mental health needs at an early stage and provide guidance and assistance through various interventions involving schools, children and their families, other agencies and CAMHS. In this role you will be supported by your line manager and work under the guidance from qualified CAMHS practitioners.

There are potential development opportunities for this role, a key aspect of the new service is building a new workforce to work with schools and mental health. In conjunction with Health Education England (HEE), the national CYP IAPT programme and Reading University there are training opportunities for those wishing to progress in their career with the relevant experience and level of education.

*Please get in touch with Response if you would like a copy of the JD

Requirements for the Support Worker Role

  • Experience of working in a care setting and/or education/social care setting
  • Previous experience of working with young people in a professional/voluntary capacity
  • Ability to communicate effectively with young people and their families/carers who are experiencing mental health problems
  • Some experience and/or knowledge of mental health in young people
  • Understanding of professional boundaries
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of own limitations
  • Ability to cope with stress generated from the constant changing priorities within the team
  • Ability to know when to involve senior staff in a child or young person’s care and share relevant information
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Team player
  • Caring and supportive attitude but with the ability to be firm.

Closing date: 31st January 2019

If you feel you are suitable for our Support Worker position, please apply now.

Reference: 37068807

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