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Waking Night Support Worker

Posted 15 January by Creative Support Ltd Featured Ended

Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of needs. We are committed to providing responsive, person centred care which promotes the independence, wellbeing and social inclusion of the people we support.

Towerhurst is an exciting and innovative service, offering a one night stay in a homely, non-clinical setting for children and young people who are in or at risk of mental health crisis or emotional distress. Repeat stays are encouraged for young people who would benefit from a planned, preventative approach to mental health crisis management.

The service is open 22:00 to 10:00 seven days a week, 365 days a year. Each shift is staffed by two waking night workers; one support worker, and one senior support worker, and accommodates a maximum of two young people at any one time. You will work with young people to provide positive, recovery-focussed mental health support in a personalised way to de-escalate crises, provide distraction activities, and encourage self-soothing and ongoing self care.

You will engage with young people; building rapport and offering therapeutic and relationship-based activities to support their recovery. Your role will include welcoming young people to the service, helping them settle in, offering food, drink and appropriate activities, such as arts and crafts, listening to music, watching movies, playing computer games, cooking and so on. You will be responsible for managing risk and promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who visit Towerhurst.

You will work closely with our key referrers at First Response, the Emergency Duty Team, the police, Children’s Social Care and CAMHS, to provide comprehensive, wraparound support which meets the identified needs of individuals & promotes their recovery.

If you have excellent interpersonal skills and are supportive, proactive, responsible, good at de-escalating crisis and listening to others then we would like to hear from you.

Experience of working in the care and support sector is preferred; however, if you are a student who has recently completed a relevant qualification and you share our drive, values and passion for helping young people with mental health needs, then we would also like to hear from you. This role does not involve delivering personal care.

We do not accept CVs as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. You may attach a CV if you wish to support your application but CVs alone will not be accepted. An enhanced DBS check is required, which Creative Support pays for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by us. We do not accept contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website. Please note applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may contact you before the closing date to arrange an interview.

Reference: 34225707

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