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Support Assistant
Mental Health | 1 SW17 |£11.84 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 1-2 months | Job Ref: BD7757 | Posted: 11/10/2021

Central is currently recruiting for a Support Assistant to work in the Wandsworth area. The service provides a high quality and flexible community support service to people with mental health and other complex needs to help them achieve independent living.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM. Cover is required for approximately 2 months. The pay rate for this role is £10.29 per hour, with £1.55 holiday pay totalling £11.84 per hour.

The Support Assistant will work in the borough of Wandsworth providing support services to allocated service users. The candidate will be able to come into the Wellbeing Hub, in Tooting to carry out administrative duties from time to time.

In this position, you will be responsible for;
- Working with a caseload of service users in the community
- Enabling the implementation of personalised Recovery Support Plans
- Ensuring service users are engaged and active in working towards their goals
- Ensuring reported and identified risk issues associated with service users are well documented in their risk assessment and crisis management plan
- Participating in the assessment and sign up of new referrals to the service
- Supporting service users to attend appointments, reviews and meetings as required
- Support service users in preparing for independence by supporting them to develop independent living skills

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Recent experience of working in mental health or social care settings
- Experience of running groups or participating in group work
- Knowledge of, and practical experience of, using person-centred tools to support recovery and development of service users
- Knowledge of support planning, process of drawing up recovery support plan and implementation of same plan
- Understanding of safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children
- Ability to respond to service users' needs (including those in crisis) promptly and appropriately
- Ability to lone work with service users in their own homes spread across a specified geographical area

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled week commencing 18th October and the appointed candidate expected to start week commencing 25th October.

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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