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Support Worker (Mental Health). Job in Wandsworth Care Jobs

Wandsworth, London
£10.60 Per Hour
Job Type
Full Time
22 Nov 2022

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We have an opportunity available for a Support Worker (Mental Health) to join us based in Balham and Tooting, South West London. You will join us on a 6 month fixed term contract and will receive a competitive rate of £10.60 per hour. You will be supporting adults across two residential units in Balham and Tooting.

We offer some great employee benefits (after probation period has been completed). The contracted hours for our Support Worker (Mental Health) role are 37.5 per week and you must be flexible to work across Monday Sunday, including public holidays from 8.45am 9.15pm. This vacancy is working day shifts only.

Servol Community Services is a charity providing person-centred support to adults affected by and recovering from mental health conditions in Birmingham and London. We have been established for nearly 45 years and proudly support people in accommodation that meets their support needs, including residential 24 hour staffed services and semi-supported accommodation. We are a friendly organisation that provides variety, challenge and a real opportunity for progression and continued learning & development.

Key responsibilities of our Support Worker (Mental Health):

  • To encourage service users to contribute fully to their support plan as provided by Servol Community Services by making informed choices.
  • To support service users with personal administration, form filling and making benefit claims as necessary.
  • To maintain daily contact with service users to check on their welfare and provide support as set out in their support plan.
  • To encourage and support service users to take part in day time activities of interest to them including education, physical and voluntary activities.
  • To liaise with external agencies (such as CPNs, Social Workers, Community Mental Health Teams etc.)
  • To encourage service users to feel able to contribute to the development of the service
  • To provide information and support service users on issues of personal care and food hygiene
  • To assist and support service-users with activities such as shopping and attending appointments.
  • Where required, to prompt or administer medication to agreed standards/in line with policy and procedure, reporting any issues as outlined in policy to senior staff
  • Support service users to take up any involvement opportunities on offer
  • Promote equality and diversity in your day to day work

What we're looking for in our Support Worker (Mental Health):

  • Care Certificate or level 1 in Health & Social Care or similar subject is a bonus but not essential
  • Intermediate IT skills which must include Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Relevant experience of supporting vulnerable adults in a residential or day care setting
  • Relevant work experience and working knowledge of legislation and CQC key lines of enquiry
  • Effective and clear written communication skills in report writing, risk assessments and form completion
  • Able to demonstrate a positive and supportive attitude to working with people experiencing mental health conditions.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience required to become a Support Worker (Mental Health), please click apply today we would love to hear from you.

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  • Job Reference: 793483836-2
  • Date Posted: 22 November 2022
  • Employer: Servol Community Services
    Servol Community Services
  • Location: Wandsworth, London
  • Salary: £10.60 Per Hour
  • Sector: Mental Health
  • Job Type: Full Time