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Support Worker
Mental Health and Rough Sleepers | 1 SW8 |£13.12 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7578 | Posted: 26/05/2021

Central is currently recruiting for a Support Worker, to work in the Wandsworth area. The service provides support to those who have mental health support needs and aims to prepare people for moving on/resettlement.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a rolling 3 week rota covering 12.5 hour shifts, 2-3 shifts per week. Cover is required for approximately 3 months. The pay rate for this role is £11.71 per hour, totalling £13.12 inclusive of holiday pay.

When the successful candidate is established in the role, there will be one 8.5 hour shift per week working from home. You will also be expected to work one day a week at an alternate service in Wimbledon.

In this position, you will be expected to;
- Hold a caseload of 5-6 key clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed Support Plans
- Complete comprehensive risk and needs assessments
- Work alongside service users in developing and reaching their goals towards independence
- Monitor and review Support Plans and assist in the implementation of current support plan objectives
- Complete referrals and assessments
- Undertake a range of activities with clients such as assisting service users with accessing benefits and providing help with budgeting
- Have an understanding of Housing Management (Health and Safety, Arrears Management, ASB, void and relets etc)

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience holding a caseload and completing needs and risk assessments
- The ability to produce high quality, personalised support plans that are reflective of the clients you are working with
- A understanding of how trauma and adversity have the potential to create re-occurring incidences of multiple disadvantage
- An awareness of the laws that govern mental health services and the application of such laws
- A understanding of the Strengths and Recovery model, and the development of psychologically informed environments (PIE) and how these are applicable in an accommodation based service
- An understanding of the multiple issues that can lead to homelessness and how such experiences can impact on people's willingness to engage with Services
- Experience of loneworking

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 1st June and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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