Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
£13 - £15 per hour
about 2 months ago
Mental Health Support Worker
Tyne and Wear
Sellick partnership are currently assisting in the recruitment of a Mental Health Support Worker for a large social housing organisation based in the North East.
The role of the Mental Health Support Worker is to act as a positive member of the Supported Housing team, collaborating with other colleagues across departments to support people with mental health issues in their homes and in the community, promoting and maintaining independence for service users
Responsibilities of the Mental Health Support Worker include:
- Provide tailored support to each service user according to their individual needs and their best interest at all times
- Encourage and support to maintain a clean, healthy and homely environment conducive to good mental health stability
- Encourage, motivate and support service users to achieve and maintain a healthy balance in social, recreation, domestic, occupational, activities and life skills using local resources
- Encourage and promote good physical and mental health and offer additional support if possible when service users are experiencing mental health crisis
- Report and discuss with Team Leader incidents or problems that affect the safety or personal well-being of service users including incidents of safeguarding
- Promote tenancy sustainability by encouraging and supporting service users to manage their tenancy in line with relevant policy and procedures and support plans where relevant
- Liaise with relevant external agencies and internal departments on behalf of a service user where consent has been given
- Carry out administration duties pertinent to the role, including support plan reviews, WRAPS, individual service plans, communication notes, risk assessments, benefits applications, e-mails, letters etc.
Essential criteria of the Mental Health Support Worker includes:
- A strong record of demonstrable achievement in the delivery of Supported Housing
- Experience of working in partnership with stakeholders to deliver excellence
- Relevant qualification or equivalent work experience
- Working knowledge of Supported Housing services
- Full Enhanced DBS
If this role is of interest, please contact Ellie Parkinson at Sellick Partnership or apply.
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