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Mental Health Senior Support Worker. Job in Littlemore Care Jobs

Littlemore, Oxfordshire
Job Type
Full Time
4 Aug 2022
Response Organisation is the largest mental health charity in Oxfordshire that has expanded across the Thames Valley and most recently into Wiltshire. 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.

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

Mental Health Senior Support Worker - £22,073 - £24,280 per annum - £11.47 - £12.62 per hour (Salaries vary depending on experiences)

Hours - 37 hours per week, Monday - Sunday, inclusive of bank holidays, shifts include mornings, evenings, weekends and sleep ins.

Department - Morrell Crescent, Adult Service Delivery

Location - Littlemore

What You ll Be Doing:

Morrell Crescent is home to 37 residents with acute mental health needs, working alongside the Adult Mental Health Team. Our roles offer employees variety where every day is different whilst also giving a great sense of pride seeing the positive impact you can have on others.

Overall job responsibility:

You will provide a safe and comfortable environment for our residents to live and colleagues to work, whilst also empowering Support Workers to feel confident in their role.

Lead by example and take the role of Shift Lead - ensuring that all members of the team are aware of daily tasks and notes are completed and updated as appropriate.

Be the first point of contact handling all queries and requests from internal and external partners responding in a timely manner delegating as appropriate,

Lead in times of incidents in the absence of the manager and deputy, ensuring that policies and procedures are adhered to

Mentor and support new team members in their role

Responsible for leading on projects to enhance the service.

Support the development of person-centred planning, ensuring resident s plans have meaningful and achievable goals

Ensure support plans and risk management plans are implemented as necessary, in line with policies and procedures.

Support residents with medication concordance.

Undertake an enabling role with the resident in daily tasks such as cleaning, shopping, budgeting, and household tasks that promote independent living.

Lead and promote social inclusion work by introducing residents to leisure activities, new interests, education, or volunteering

Maintain clean, safe working environments and communal areas

Working with clinical teams, attending CPAs and multi-disciplinary team meetings

The Successful Applicant:

Our main priority for all our roles at Response is to find people that can live our values every day - Caring, Safe, Creative and Aspirational. Essential criteria:

Awareness of legal frameworks such as Care Act 2014, Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005

A good understanding of different types of mental health illnesses and the level of care some residents may require

GCSE Maths and English, being IT literate due to the volume of paperwork required to be kept up to date

Good organisational, communication, written and verbal skills and can work calmly in difficult and challenging situations

What We Offer:

33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)

Blue Light card and other discounted shopping

EAP - with access to free counselling

Cycle to Work Scheme (after probation)

Enhanced family friendly leave

Professional qualification sponsorship and study leave

£500 refer a friend bonus scheme

Optional health cash care plan with money off prescriptions and treatments

Wellbeing hub and mental wellbeing support app - approved by NHS

Free flu jabs

Free DBS application

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 support to our clients.

If this Mental Health Senior Support Worker position sounds like the role for you then please apply today! We would love to hear from you! This vacancy may be closed early. To learn more about Response and what we do, please visit our website: .

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. 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
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  • Job Reference: 677893134-2
  • Date Posted: 4 August 2022
  • Employer: Response
  • Location: Littlemore, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mental Health, NHS, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time