We have an exciting new opportunity for Support Workers with a passion for mental health care!
About the role:
You will be working with women with complex needs including mental illnesses, histories of self-harm, and/or personality disorder, in a small residential home in Downend.
The service provides relational support alongside DBT and in-house clinical services, while working in an 'equal partnership' approach with the women. You will have the opportunity to work as part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team providing both residential and therapeutic support.
Your role will include:
* encouraging service users to be actively involved in the running of their home, and engage in weekly meetings to feedback on the service
* providing support with day-to-day living including daily routines, personal care and managing challenging behaviour
* providing support to develop the life skills needed to step down from residential care toward greater independence, e.g. employment and/or supported living
* facilitating community inclusion and supporting the women to access leisure, sport, education and occupation facilities
This is a permanent position, with full-time and part-time options available. Generally speaking, shifts are a mixture of days (7.45am - 8pm) and nights (8pm-7.45am), working 14 shifts a month (including 2 in 4 weekends) on a 4-week rota.
However, if you can only work days, or nights, some flexibility may be possible.
Part-time applicants should be able to work 2 shifts per week, and 1 in 4 weekends.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary for this role is £19,700 per annum, with benefits including:
* Opportunities for overtime bonuses (£100 per month, plus additional 6 month bonuses)
* 21 days' annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays
* genuine career progression (most promotions are made internally, so most Managers started out with the company as Support Workers and worked their way up)
* excellent training and development, support to gain qualifications
* Paid-for DBS check
Who are we looking for?
Experience in the care industry, particularly within mental health, is highly desirable but not essential, as excellent training will be given. We are looking for people with:
* the enthusiasm and drive to enrich individuals' lives
* excellent communication skills
* a desire to learn
* a stable work history
* a clean DBS history
What do their employees say?
"Staff welfare is a real priority"
"Management are really supportive, in both personal and work life"
"The training is the best I've had, by a long shot!"
"You go home feeling you've made a difference"
How to apply:
If this sounds like the job for you, or if you have any questions, then please get in touch! Click 'Apply Now' or call Becky Bowles at Owl Recruitment - find me on LinkedIn