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Support Worker Mental Health

Exeter, Devon
£9.99 to £10.30 Per Hour
Job Type
Full Time
13 Sep 2021
We are recruiting on behalf of our client for an experienced Mental Health Support Worker to make a real difference to the lives of their clients. The successful candidate will join the established and experienced tea within an 11 bed accommodation in Exeter for individuals who have experienced (or have been at risk of) homelessness many of whom have complex/dual diagnosis and need support with basic life skills.

Their aim is to encourage independent living and basic life skills to enable service users to positively move on from this short term accommodation and to have positive interactions with other support agencies within the city. You will be working with a maximum of 5 clients on a shift basis, though the role is very reactive and may call for you to deliver support to whomever requires it.

The role of Project Worker will include:

* Regularly assessing the needs of clients by writing and updating support plans, and signposting access to education, training and employment

* Working with clients to prevent or resolve their homelessness

* Visiting clients within temporary accommodation

* Offering advice in relation to fulfilling tenancy conditions

* Providing encouragement to clients to complete the daily communal cleaning of the accommodation

* Assisting clients with managing finances and welfare benefits

* Being a part of a small on site team, with the occasional need for lone working

Encouraging social inclusion and helping clients to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem

* Promoting safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments within legislative frameworks

Skills and experiences:

* Previous experience working with vulnerable people is required

* Accurate recording keeping is essential

* A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management, and an understanding of occupancy agreement

* Experience in action/support planning, key-working, risk assessment and safeguarding

* The ability to work on your own initiative

* Basic knowledge of Microsoft outlook

* NVQ3 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards is essential

* A desire to help vulnerable people make positive changes in their lives and to remain calm in what can be challenging situations

This is a full time, permanent position, 37.5 hours per week and offers a salary of £9.99 per hour (rising to £10.30 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

Plus, access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

* A pension scheme with employer contributions.

* At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)

* Life assurance

* Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working

* Health and well-being plans

* A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers

* Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme

* A wide range of learning and development opportunities

* Staff Parking

For further information please call Maxine on (phone number removed) or alternatively forward your CV for consideration
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  • Job Reference: 372399308-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2021
  • Employer: DS Associates
    DS Associates
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: £9.99 to £10.30 Per Hour
  • Sector: Mental Health, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time