| Specialist Mental Health Worker
Mental Health | 1 W14 |£14.21 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7409 | Posted: 12/01/2021
Central is currently recruiting for a Specialist Mental Health Worker, to work in the Hammersmith & Fulham area across three accommodation based services. These services are comprised of one high support hostel and two medium support hostels, housing 23 clients who have experiences of mental health concerns, some with additional complex needs including substance use and offending behaviour.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday 9AM - 5PM, with the potential to work over bank holidays. The candidate appointed will need to be flexible based on the needs of the services and clients. Cover is required for a period of 2-3 months, with a possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £12.68 per hour, totalling £14.21 inclusive of holiday pay.
The primary role of the project is to enable clients to understand their emotional and mental health needs and manage these effectively. The role focuses largely on supporting clients to manage their accommodation and sustain their tenancies, as well as to manage their emotional and mental health, develop their living skills, develop and manage relationships, build social networks and access education, training and employment.
The role involves a mixture of managing the hospital discharge process and working closely with the client residing in that room for the duration of their stay, alongside working with the clients in the dispersed flats in the community.
To apply for this role, you must have the following:
- Demonstrable case/key working experience, including working with people who have complex or troubling experiences and/or behaviours.
- Experience of working with people who have experienced or been threatened with homelessness including those who live in temporary or insecure accommodation.
- The ability to produce high quality, personalised support and safety plan and the ability to share these skills with others
- An understanding of how trauma and adversity have the potential to create re-occurring incidences of multiple disadvantage and potentially impact on how people form relationships and relate to others
- A strong understanding of the Strengths and Recovery model, and the development of psychologically informed environments (PIE) with demonstrable skills in person centred engagement, group work and reflective practice
- A strong grasp of the health and social care sector with the ability to navigate between and across various specialties whilst working with people to create multi-agency support and safety plans
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible