Southern Education Recruitment
- Full Time
Southern Education Recruitment are currently working alongside a Mental Health Service based in the Essex area who are currently seeking a Flexible Support Worker to join their team on a permanent contract. Therapeutic optimism is at the heart of all the work carried out by this Mental Health Service, believing all clients with mental health needs can achieve and make positive changes to their lives as they move along their pathway of recovery.
Position: Flexible Support Worker
Closing Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023
Short Listing: On or before 22nd May 2023
Interview: Face to Face interviews will take place between 30th May & 2nd June 2023
About the role:
To support tenants with enduring mental ill health, to live valued lives within the community. This will include the provision of personal, emotional, and social care. To work closely with tenants and relatives/carers, protecting their dignity, choice, self-esteem, and well-being. To take part in the day-to-day running of the house and the development of the service in such a way that tenants’ opportunities for growth and the acquisition of new skills are maximised.
To help develop community links, both within the house and in the external community. To liaise regularly with a range of agencies and individuals, such as Health, Social Services, Voluntary Sector Groups, Department of Social Security, GPs, Carers, and other significant people in the lives of the tenants.
A good standard of education and relevant skills, knowledge, and experience
Experience of supporting clients move on to independence within a time defined recovery path
Experience of working with adults with enduring mental health needs or a similar field
Understanding of Dual Diagnosis and complex needs
Knowledge of The Mental Health Act
Able to work flexibly across 7 days a week on a shift rota basis
Applying for a role with this Service will open the door to joining an organisation that has been awarded, at excellence level, the Healthy Workplace Charter 2019 and retained its Mindful Employer Status for a further two years 2022 – 2024.
This Mental Health Service cares passionately about all aspects of their staff’s working life. This spans from how workers feel about their duties and providing them with meaningful work, giving their employees a voice in accepting and utilising feedback, to their working environment ensuring quality and safety of the physical environments for all, and finally a leadership team with a focus on its people.
If you would like to join this amazing team, please send your CV along with a cover letter.
This post is subject to the requirements of a six-month probationary period and satisfactory pre right to work checks.