- Location: Bristol - South West
- Job Type: Permanent
- Sector: Support Work
- Job Ref: KK
- Salary: From £20,572 per annum
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New Directions Social Care are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading mental health charity to recruit for a Mental Health Support Worker based centrally in the Bristol area.
The service is for people who develop psychosis between the age of 14 and 35. The service is designed to support people by providing treatment in the early stages.
We are looking for candidates with up to 2 years’ experience in Mental Health services and have a basic knowledge in Mental Health.
You will be responsible for supporting a number of clients in the Bristol area who have mental health conditions and require additional support to manage their daily lives.
· To be an expert through personal lived experience of mental health recovery; to draw upon lived experience of mental health support needs and recovery to assist people to move forward positively.
· To be active in own recovery and show a willingness to share recovery experience.
· Co-produce, implement and review recovery plan, crisis plan and other self-management tools e.g. Wellness Recovery Action Plan, in partnership with service users in line with best practice.
· To act as a specialist resource within the service, by offering a unique perspective to service users. To act as an expert on recovery resources.
· To facilitate positive culture change within the workplace, as defined by system leadership.
· Identify, assess, contribute, maintain, feedback and manage risk to ensure risk is minimised. Work in a safe manner using a positive risk-taking approach, ensuring the health and safety policies of the company are implemented and fully adhered to ensure all safeguarding issues are properly managed.
· Support facilitation of delivery of the recovery plan and to enable service users to make informed decisions about their mental wellbeing, maximising their independence and providing advocacy role where appropriate.
This is a full time position and we have immediate interviews available.
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.
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: 14th August 2018