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Adult Mental Health Support Worker – Bridgend

Job Description

Are you an experienced adult mental health support worker? Are you passionate about supporting adults with complex needs and looking for a new challenge? Then why not help our adults integrate into their community and their new home in the Bridgend area.
You will encourage independence and support their development pathway through individual care plans; whilst maintaining a safe & nurturing environment for residents. As a support worker within our residential service, you will be driven to provide ongoing support and care for adults with complex needs, mental health and challenging behaviour.

You will be a vital member in our multi-disciplinary team and work alongside other Healthcare Professionals to support and manage existing care plans.

Working as a Support Worker in our residential home, you will:

• build strong relationships with the adult residents you support
• deliver high standards of care in line with individual and person-centered care plans
• work with our residents to develop and encourage independence where suitable
As well as pay rates starting at £114.00 per shift, we offer incredible benefits including:
• Free parking
• Ongoing and free CPD & Training relevant to your workload
• Accrued holiday pay – a savings pot you can take out at any time to allow you a break from work
In order to be considered for this amazing opportunity to support adults with complex needs and mental health you will need to:
• Be committed and passionate about supporting adults in a residential setting
• Be able to commit to any of the following shift patterns – 8am to 8pm/ 8pm to 8am/ other shift patterns maybe required including long days with sleeps
• Be able to undertake an enhanced DBS check

Find out more about our home and apply by contacting Adam Macauley on 02920 390 150 Option 1 or email adam.macauley@new-directions.co.uk with your CV. Not for you, but you know the perfect person for the job? We offer £50 for every successful referral, call us to refer a friend.

 

Additional Information

The role of a Mental Health Support Worker

Mental health support workers support people with long term mental health problems, helping them to adapt to ordinary life within the community by developing coping skills rather than being institutionalised in a hospital.

Their role is to support individuals to live as independently as possible, often following illness. Their work is predominantly support and enabling, rather than personal care, and involves providing advice and guidance as part of a range of support activities rather than a specialist service. Support may be provided in supported living accommodation, a hostel or day centre.

Everyone working in adult social care needs English, number, digital and employability skills. Different roles require a different level of skill. Here are a few examples of the core skills you might need as a mental health support worker;

  • Speaking skills to give people information;
  • Team working skills to work with other professionals and services such as social workers and education and health authorities;
  • Digital skills to research activities in the local area;
  • Time management skills;
  • Problem solving skills to provide advice to someone.
Benefits:
  • Working as part of a friendly, established team
  • 24 hour On Call Service in place
  • Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Award winning company
  • Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
  • Full booking confirmation before you start
  • Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
  • Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Experience:
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
DBS:
We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 01792 620190, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 17th May 2021


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