Mental Health Support Worker

Home Group

Location: Hampshire
Salary:
Closing Date: 29 November 2021
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Job Description

Mental Health Support Worker

Hampshire, Farnborough (Buller Court)

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary Circa £19,000 pa, plus, brilliant benefits and sleep in enhancements!

Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.

We have a fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant customers who have mental health issues. This is a new mental health service providing support to 26 individuals aged 18 and up. Our customers live in their own flat within our Buller Court complex.

If you’re looking for a new challenge or looking to gain some experience within a mental health setting, join us and you will be working closely with our fabulous and enthusiastic Support Coordinators. We use an approach called LIFE (Living Independently, Feeling Enabled) to support and empower our customers. The support plans will vary depending on the individual customers, but you can expect to see goals such as Managing Mental Health; Budgeting and Saving; Maintaining my Accommodation; Managing my Substance Misuse.

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not only for our customers, but colleagues too. You can be yourself here, as we value everything that makes you unique. So, whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work.

We’re offering

25 days holiday rising a day each year to 30 days (You can even buy extra)

Pension

Free DBS

Career path with development and brilliant coaching

Excellent training package

Excellent benefits and rewards including supermarket discounts

Travel Pass

Travel Expenses between services when using your own vehicle

Tech Purchase Scheme

About you

It would be amazing if you have worked in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude and enthusiasm that are critical to make this role a success. We can nurture your talent, just let us know in your cover letter why you would have a passion for working here.

If you’re passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people, make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds. We’d like you to have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, and support plans.

Working hours

We provide 24-hour support to our customers each day and every day. You’ll work on a rota basis and take your turn working days, evenings, sleep-in shifts, weekends, and bank holidays. We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you.

About our team

This is an exciting time for us as the service opened during lockdown and has now been up and running for 11 months. You will be working alongside Support Coordinators, Support Workers, Mental Health Clinical Lead, Health Coach and of course our brilliant manager, Jay.

To us we are not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. Our manager is Jay, and she has worked for Home Group for a whopping nine years! Jay joined us as a Support Worker and took full advantage of our learning and development opportunities, working her way up to Senior Client Services Manager! When not at work you will usually find Jay listening to heavy metal music and looking after her recently adopted cat Smudge!


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