Response Organisation is the largest mental health charity in Oxfordshire that has expanded across the Thames Valley and most recently into Wiltshire.
Mental Health Senior Support Worker - £20,808 - £23,121 per annum (£10.81 - £12.02 per hour)
- 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
- Free parking on site
- Employee Assistance Programme with access to free counselling
- Social Events throughout the year
- Discounted shopping
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Subsidised Gym Membership
- Enhanced Family Friendly leave including maternity leave and adoption leave
- Professional qualification Sponsorship and Study Leave
- Tax Free Childcare
- Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
- Flexible and agile working opportunities (role dependent)
- £500 Refer a Friend Bonus Scheme
- Health benefits including free flu vaccinations and eye care vouchers
Do you have the desire to help change lives and an interest in mental health?
Our mission at Response is to enable people of all ages to live a more fulfilled life by providing excellent mental health services, housing, and supported living. Here at Response, we believe that it is possible to recover from a mental health condition, and that the most effective recovery is directed by the client. That is why, as part of our care Recovery Model (RReM360) you will receive the training and confidence to use core therapeutic talk therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-based Trauma Informed Care and Mutual Aid to provide the best possible care and support that considers the specific needs of our clients. Using these specialist techniques, you will work with our clients by supporting them to meet their goals, regain control of their recovery and move towards greater independence. We are looking for a Senior Support Worker to join the North team at Response on a full time, permanent basis. The North patch covers Bicester and Banbury in a mixture of flats and shared houses, staff provide clients support Monday-Friday with working towards living independently. This includes helping residents learn about living skills, accessing external support, accessing training and employment and eventually assisting with moving on to their own independent properties whether that be through the council or private rented.
Our main priority for all our roles at Response is to find people that can live our values every day. Two years' experience within a care or mental health settings is essential, qualifications are advantageous, however, we have a great Learning and Development team who are happy to support you and your personal development and work to progress your career with us! Our employees and clients come from all over the world, we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture and are registered as a Disability Confident Employer.
The duties within any role vary from day to day. Some of the core duties within the role will include: supporting, encouraging and prompting residents with their medication; leading and coordinating the shift ensuring that residents are supported accordingly; communicating regularly with internal and external professionals; delegating appropriate responsibilities across the team; taking part in a range of activities during key working sessions with residents whilst helping them to achieve their aspirations; promoting and encouraging both physical and mental well-being; update and maintain records electronically; ensure house rules are kept and adhered to, as well as providing a safe and respectful environment; conduct regular welfare checks and promoting residents to develop their skills and increase their independence; liaise with multi-disciplinary teams and carers .
Above all, we are looking for people that share our values, as set out below, and who want to make a real difference to people's lives:
Caring - Our clients are the heart and soul of all that we do, we provide person-centred care that enables them to live a life worth living. We believe that differences should be celebrated, and each client's uniqueness enhances not only our community, but also the support we provide.
Safe - Honest and open relationships help to make all our clients feel safe, and we provide a safe place for recovery for as long as they may require.
Creative - Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a client at their own pace there are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.
Aspirational - Recovery is focused on what a client can do, not what they can't.
You will be required to work 37 hours per week across equally distributed shifts, Monday-Friday. Salaries vary depending on the role and experiences.
If this Mental Health Senior Support Worker position sounds like the role for you then please click 'Apply' today! We would love to hear from you! This vacancy may be closed early.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our clients. All our roles require an enhanced DBS check, two references from most recent employers and you must have the right to work in the UK