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Mental Health Support Worker Vacancy in Swansea

Job Description

Do you have experience in residential care and do you embrace the challenges that come with it?

You will be working in a residential service which specialises in supporting residents that suffer with mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, acquired brain injury or depression. Some may suffer from alcohol and substance abuse.

Your duties will include:

  • Providing for the personal needs of the service user.
  • Liaising with family members and external agencies
  • Relationship building with service users
  • Planning routines which help service users achieve day-to-day activities

Working for New Directions you can expect the following:

  • Flexible shifts to suit your requirements
  • Dedicated on call service and full booking confirmation before each shift
  • Recommend a friend scheme and access to free training courses

Most importantly however you will be working in a rewarding role where you will be able to support residents and help them to develop the confidence and skills to move on from residential care.

As well as a caring and empathetic nature, you will have 6 months paid or 12 months voluntary experience in a similar role and be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of legislative requirements.

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: 31st October 2019


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