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Mental Health Support Worker. Job in Croydon Care Jobs

Croydon, London
Job Type
Full Time
19 Sep 2022
Do you have a genuine passion and felt purpose to help people? Would you say that you believe everyone deserves a second chance regardless of their past circumstances? Would you like to be part of an organisation that supports, cares and empowers these individuals? If you have said yes to all of the questions above, then this could be the perfect role for you! We are currently recruiting for passionate, experienced and committed Mental Health Recovery Workers and Positive Engagement Workers to join our forensic mental health step-down services based in Croydon, London to work as key members of an integrated multi-disciplinary team in maintaining and delivering a high standard of care and support rehabilitation service across our 4 sites. The aim of the service is to provide staged (High/Medium/Low) accommodation-based support to people referred by South London and Maudsley Trust (SLaM) that will allow them to address their complex support needs and prepare for independent living whilst also managing the risk individuals may pose to the community. About the role: As a Mental Health Recovery Worker your role is to provide a supportive, responsive and effective service in order to rehabilitate and reintegrate service users back into the community and provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions that will enable successful resettlement. Taking a holistic and person-centred approach, you will work to support individuals to identify their strengths, set goals, develop coping mechanisms and support motivation to improve their mental health and well-being, and also work closely with other agencies to ensure that appropriate care and risk management plans are delivered. To be successful in this role, you will have great communication and engagement skills, with the maturity to work within a framework of recovery, building confidence, self-esteem, hope and positive coping skills. You will be someone who shares our values and be committed to achieving great outcomes for our service users. You will required to work 37.5 hours per week, in a shift pattern including weekends, bank holidays, so you ll need to be flexible with the hours you are able to work. About us: The Social Interest Group (SIG) is a leading UK based charity, providing bespoke person centred social and health care solutions. Utilising strength-based models of working, we specialise in rehabilitation and supporting people who have complex needs, empowering them to achieve their full potential. We deliver social and health care services through our subsidiary charities SIG Penrose, SIG Equinox and SIG Investments. Key Responsibilities: Implement the service s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall programme using a recovery focused approach. Encourage Service Users to develop social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and reintegrate into the wider community. Maintain a standard of service as required by Commissioners and Penrose to deliver a safe and effective service. Responsible for the maintenance of a healthy, safe and psychologically informed environment that includes the security of the building, fabric and grounds. Ensure that information is shared appropriately within the team and with other professionals and that all Service User and service records are accurate and up to date. Liaise with relevant and appropriate agencies and services to provide information, advice, support and treatment where necessary in relation to physical and mental health, substance misuse, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs. Benefits of working with us: Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan Access to employee assistance programme 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave Medi-cash which includes the following: Discount gym membership Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses Dental treatment via NHS or Private Physiotherapy, Head Massage and a range of other therapies Life Assurance If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you! For more information, please visit our careers page in order to complete our online application form All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and provide employment references covering the last 5 years period including one from your most recent employer
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  • Job Reference: 716302908-2
  • Date Posted: 19 September 2022
  • Employer: Social Interest Group
    Social Interest Group
  • Location: Croydon, London
  • Salary: £23,550
  • Sector: Mental Health, NHS, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time