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Support Worker
Mental Health | 1 N5 |£13.12 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 1-2 months | Job Ref: BD7760 | Posted: 13/10/2021

Central is currently recruiting for a Support Worker, to work in the Islington area. The service is a high support hostel, housing 22 people experiencing mental ill health who may also have other complex support needs, including substance use and offending behaviour.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday, on a rota basis covering early (8AM - 4PM), mid (9AM - 5PM) and late (2PM - 10PM) shifts. Cover is required for approximately 1 month with the possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £11.71 per hour, with £1.41 holiday pay, totalling £13.12 per hour.

In this position, you will be expected to;
- Hold a caseload of key clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed Support Plans
- Complete comprehensive risk and needs assessments
- Enable people to understand their emotional and mental health needs and manage these effectively
- Assist service users to develop their living skills, develop & manage relationships, build social networks, access education, training or employment and move towards more independence
- Work closely with the ROC worker to deliver an activity programme that is built around the specific needs of the residents and service, with an opportunity to utilise your own skills and interests
- Work closely with the service users and external agencies such as statutory mental health services, substance use services and other community based organisations

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience working with and supporting vulnerable people experiencing mental health problems and other complex needs
- Experience holding a caseload and completing needs and risk assessments
- Experience delivering support within accommodation-based mental health services
- Experience of housing management such as rents/tenure/property management support and H&S
- An understanding of Mental Health legislation, the Recovery Model and proven ability to work in partnership with external stakeholders, particularly community mental health services and/or substance use services.
- A commitment to working collaboratively and within a recovery framework

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after 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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