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Support Worker (Mental Health)

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £18195 per annum

  • Contact:

    Candidate Services

  • Job ref:

    87644

  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-06

  • Startdate:

    2019-07-09

  • Client:

    EasyWeb Group

Support Worker (Mental Health) 

Cyrenians provide care, support and housing in London for people who may be homeless, have a learning disability or a mental health need. Our aim is to provide a safe and secure environment to help people recover and maximise their potential. Cyrenians services place people at the heart of their communities and help them to develop the skills to live independent lives in the way they choose. Cyrenians work with local people in an environment that promotes and embraces diversity and the differences that make people individuals. 

Our customers have often had previous experiences of disadvantage, prejudice and discrimination. We ensure that we work with everyone in a way that respects and promotes choice, privacy and dignity. 

Position: Support Worker (Mental Health) 
Location: London 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 40 hours per week (actual hours depend on the requirements of the service and the 24 hour shift pattern applicable to the post, including sleepovers, weekends and anti-social hours) 
Salary: £18,195 per annum 
Benefits: 25 annual leave days, plus bank holidays, pension scheme. 

About the role: 

The Support Worker will work as part of a team providing an environment where people with complex and challenging needs are encouraged to live as independently as possible, using the assertive model of engagement and individually tailored support plans to form the basis for effective interventions. You will support the customers to develop and expand their life skills so that they can lead full and active lives within the community. 

About you: 

The successful candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable adults, preferably in a mental health setting. You will have an understanding of how mental health problems, learning disabilities and complex needs may affect day to day functioning along with a knowledge and understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures. 

Additionally, you will have the ability to establish and maintain rapport and liaise appropriately with customers, team members, clinicians and other external support services. You will possess good IT skills, with the ability to adapt easily to new systems along with good written and verbal skills. 

This role is on a 24-hour rolling shift pattern which includes days, evenings, nights, weekends and sleepovers, so the ability to work flexibly at different sites is essential. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Mental Health, Vulnerable People, Care Worker, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.