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Support Officer (london B)
Mental Health | 1 SE18 |£13.45 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 1-2 months | Job Ref: BD8445 | Posted: 15/03/2023

Central is currently recruiting for a Support Officer, to work in the Greenwich area. The service provides medium-level support to adults with mental health needs to help them live independently within the community.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, on a rota basis covering mid (9AM-5PM) and late (1PM-9PM) shifts. Cover is required for approximately 1-2 months. The pay rate for this role is £11.67, with £1.47 holiday pay, totalling £13.14 per hour.

In this position, you will be expected to;
- Hold a caseload of key clients and undertake regular key working sessions resulting in agreed SMART Support Plans
- Complete comprehensive needs and risk assessments
- Liaise closely with the Housing Management Team to identify problems with Housing Benefit payments, review rent collection and address other tenancy-related matters
- Support service users to develop the necessary skills to live independently, and to access training, education and work.
- Where required, administer medication & ensure appropriate records are maintained
- Ensure customers are fully informed of their rights and responsibilities regarding the service
- Participate in planning and undertake care activities.
- Where appropriate, complete all tasks to meet targets towards minimising voids
- Create an environment that promotes opportunities for customers to develop, learn and enable skills towards independence

Please note: this role involves loneworking

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience of working with adults with complex mental health needs
- Experience of working within a supported housing environment
- Knowledge of the Housing Sector
- Knowledge and understanding of up to date legislation and government frameworks relevant to mental health clients
- Experience liaising with internal and external agencies
- An understanding of safeguarding children and adults
- Experience of undertaking assessments, support planning and key-working with a clear outcome focus

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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