Job Title: Mental Health Support Worker (Complex Needs)
Location: Tower Hamlets
Salary: £22,750.00 pro-rata per annum rising to £23,437.05 after successful probation.
Hours: 40 hours (rota basis, including weekends)
We have an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Support Worker at Edward Gibbons House which is a CQC registered service. Edward Gibbons House is a Complex needs service providing accommodation and support to homeless men with substance dependency needs. Within a Psychologically Informed Environment residents are supported using the Recovery Model to stabilise their substance use, establish networks of support, manage their health and welfare, and move on to either abstinence-based service or lower support accommodation.
Who we're looking for
We are looking for exceptional people, who can support our Recovery Hub residents to recover and move on from homelessness.
As a Mental Health Support Worker your responsibilities will include:
1. To work with other members of the staff team to create a safe and welcoming environment within the framework of a 'psychologically informed environment.
2. To engage and build supportive trusting relationships with service users, particularly those with mental health issues and dual diagnosis or complex needs, motivating and empowering them to recover and improve their lives.
3. To undertake risk assessments, needs assessments, identifying skills and abilities, then develop and review holistic user-led support plans, using the outcomes star to track progress.
4. To deliver high-quality support to a caseload of key clients with mental health issues/ dual diagnosis, coordinating access to mental health, health, substance misuse, benefits, and other services
5. To carry out assessments of alcohol/drug usage then deliver brief interventions outlining the impact on mental health, risks, harm minimisation benefits and referral options to specialist agencies.
6. To develop links and effectively liaise with a wide range of internal and external partners including statutory and voluntary organisations (especially mental health agencies) participating in multiagency case conferences, to plan support, manage mental health, substance use, risk and move on.
7. To be a resource for colleagues on mental health issues and provide training to them.
8. To actively promote and support service user involvement in the design, development and delivery of the service and encourage peer support and involvement across PRHA and the wider community.
9. To monitor vulnerable residents, working with colleagues to ensure that care needs are met and rooms maintained. To deliver personal care in crisis situations where the service user is at risk.
10. To assist residents with managing their medication, strictly adhering to PRHA's Medication Policy. To monitor for side effects and contra indications, and, If medication is combined with alcohol or illegal drugs, to alert the GP or CPN
11. To ensure residents are safeguarded from abuse and promptly report safeguarding concerns through the line management structure.
What we offer
PRHA was awarded the Investors in People Gold standard for the second time in 2019. This award reflects staff feedback on their development and training opportunities, how they are valued by PRHA and the support provided to them in fulfilling their roles. We are in the top 3% of housing associations in achieving this award.
Our comprehensive, training and support package will enable you to grow in your career and achieve your professional aspirations.
How to apply
Please read the full Job Description & Person Specification. To apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for PRHA and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification.
We will only accept CV's and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV's and Supporting Statements will not be accepted