Mental Health Support Worker
Location: West Cornwall (Initially Penzance)
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Salary of £19,360 to £19,554 pa (pro rata), plus Brilliant Benefits
From £9.90 per hour if you'd prefer a casual job
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That's when it hits home.
We have a fabulous job opportunity for you to join our awesome team as our Mental Health Support Worker. We support our brilliant customers who have needs around: Mental health/emotional wellbeing, Alcohol/drugs, Acquired brain injury and High risk behaviours, such as hoarding and self-neglect.
Our customers live in either a house in Penzance, comprised of seven self-contained flats and an office, or in the community in West Cornwall, receiving outreach support.
We help our customers with independent living skills and self-management of health and wellbeing. This will include but is not limited to supporting people with maintaining accommodation, managing domestic tasks, managing finances and budgeting, accessing employment, education and training, and attending health appointments.
We help change our customer's lives for the better. You'll play your part by assisting in the delivery of tasks that are based on our customers personal support plans, and their needs and aspirations.
We empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on. Together we'll make a difference!
Below are two extracts from compliments sent by outreach customers about the service and staff.
"I felt sincerely listened to and understood for the first time in ages."
"I'm so grateful for the help, much more than financial, so grateful."
Be yourself at Home
Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but for our colleagues too! We're super proud of our internal Diversity Networks and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves. We recognise and celebrate our differences, together we make Home Group a great place to work!
Do let us know if you'd like us to make any adjustments to support you in your application or day to day on the job!
As our Mental Health Support Worker, you're passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You'll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds.
You'll have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively.
To make sure that we keep our records straight, and customers safe, it's really important that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!)
To make sure our customers are well supported, it's important that you have worked in supported housing, outreach support or a similar supportive role before. Don't worry, we won't drop you in the deep end, we'll help to you understand how things work at Home Group!
As this is a community-based job, you need to be able to drive, as well as having access to a vehicle insured for business purposes. Don't worry, we'll pay you expenses to cover this use!
When you join, you'll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don't have a transferrable one.
About our team
You'll work alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us were not just a team we're a 'work family'.
Our manager is Eddy O'Connor who has been with Home Group for 25 years. There are 11 of us in the team and we don't just love to support our customers, we're there for each other too!
On the job work shifts
You'll work on a Rota basis usually between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, although some evening or Weekend work may be required. We don't work on Bank Holidays.
We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you!
After your probationary period you'll have the opportunity to become an out of hour's On-Call responder if you wish (paid at £50 for the first hour or part of the hour, then at your usual rate of pay should the call out take longer).
Looking for a more flexible working pattern? You can also join us on a flexible basis by being part of our bank. You can work hours that fit around your current commitments or even pick up some additional shifts to your main role to earn some extra cash and get paid on a weekly basis.
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