New Directions Social Care

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Job Description

New Directions Social Care are rapidly expanding and are seeking experienced Mental Health and Learning Disability workers to undergo ongoing contracts in the Somerset area.

Burnham on Sea is an area where we are seeking staff; we are working with a national organisation that provides support to individuals with a learning disability in a range of services to include supported living and residential care.

The role offers itself to flexible working or fixed long term contracts and can offer a variety of shifts that include days, evenings, weekends, sleep, waking and split shifts. The hourly rate is up to £9.00 per hour and the opportunity to work as an addition to a stable staff team that support and embrace additional team members.

As a New Directions Support Worker you will not only benefit from being a valued member of our team , you will be eligible for our free accredited training  , weekly pay ,holiday pay and the opportunity to work around your life . You will have had 6 months paid or 12 months voluntary experience within the social care sector and have a genuine passion for delivering quality support.

New Directions prides themselves on ensuring our staff are fully informed of their duties when on shift and ensure that they have access to us 24/7 for any help, support or guidance needed. We work closely and in partnership with our clients and staff to ensure that the service user, client and yourself have a positive experience which results in repeat bookings.

We have immediate interviews available and also have a remote interview facility enabling us to interview you at a time and place convenient to you.

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.
  • 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
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
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 ND Care & Supportfor more information on this job vacancy,on 029 2082 7555, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 23rd November 2016

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