- Location: Bristol - South West
- Job Type: Temporary
- Sector: Support Work
- Job Ref: KK
- Salary: From £8.00 per hour
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We are currently recruiting for a Mental Health Support Worker to support young adults in the community aged between 16 and 25, assisting with the transition into independence and adulthood in the Bristol area.
Your role will be to provide support, guidance and advice in all areas of their daily life, this includes budgeting, health and education.
Main Aspects of the role are as follows:
· To ensure the accommodation is in a good condition and taken necessary action on repairs and issues within the property.
· To support the young person in any appointments or activities.
· To encourage independence and self-care skills.
· To engage a young person and build a sound working relationship.
You dont have to be a driver, to be suuitable for this role.
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.
- 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 0117 314 3512, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 23rd March 2018