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Support Worker - Mental Health. Job in Bristol Care Jobs

City, Bristol
Job Type
Full Time
20 Jul 2022
Are you looking for a challenging but rewarding new role in mental health work?

Are you looking for an employer who pays well AND offers excellent development opportunities?

This could be the job for you!

About the role:

We are seeking Support Workers with a passion for mental health care, to join a small residential home in Downend, Bristol.

You will be part of an expanding and innovative organisation, working with women with complex needs including mental illness, histories of self-harm, personality disorders, forensic histories and challenging behaviours.

This residential or 'step down' home provides relational support alongside DBT and in-house clinical services, while working in an 'equal partnership' approach with service users. 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

Working Hours:

This is a permanent position, with full-time and part-time options available.

Preferred shift patterns are a mixture of days (7.45am - 8pm) and nights (8pm-7.45am). However, if you can only work days, or nights, or weekends-only, this may be accommodated.

You will work 14 shifts per month on a 4-week rota for full-time roles, or 2 shifts per week for part-time, both including 2 in 4 weekends.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary for this role is a generous £22,077 per annum / £11 per hour, with benefits including:

Excellent overtime rates (up to £14+ on weekends)

Opportunities for additional monthly and 6-monthly overtime bonuses

21 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays (rising with length of service)

Life insurance

Refer-a-friend scheme (£500)

Auto-enrolment on pension scheme

Genuine career progression (most promotions are made internally)

Excellent training and development, support to gain formal qualifications

Paid-for DBS check

Free uniform


Experience in the care industry, particularly within mental health, is highly desirable, however those with qualifications in Psychology or individuals with strong transferable skills / life experience may also be considered excellent training will be given!)

Most importantly, we are looking for people with:

The enthusiasm and drive to enrich service users lives

The confidence and resilience to work effectively and positively with challenging behaviours

Excellent communication skills

A strong desire to learn and to make 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 contact Becky Bowles at Owl Recruitment - find me on LinkedIn
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  • Job Reference: 662976433-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Employer: Owl Recruitment
    Owl Recruitment
  • Location: City, Bristol
  • Salary: £22,077
  • Sector: Mental Health
  • Job Type: Full Time