Support Worker - Mental Health

Scale 4 £20,197pa - £22,510pa (plus Essential Car User Allowance)

Part Time – 25 hours  

Temporary until 30th June 2020

Location - Telford

The Organisation:

The Wrekin Housing Group comprises of a number of not-for-profit organisations who have joined together to offer a complementary range of services. We are made up of The Wrekin Housing Trust, Choices Housing Association, Reviive, Shropshire Housing Alliance, FUSE and The Furniture Scheme As a group we support a range of customers by providing affordable housing, care and support services, training and work experience opportunities, financial advice, mediation, emergency accommodation, access to affordable furniture, tenancy training and help with setting up social value businesses and lots more.

(For Further details please visit our Website www.wrekinhousingtrust.org.uk)

The role:

Within the Support & Enablement Service an exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to join our dynamic team.  As part of the new service provisions for Telford & Wrekin Council's Supporting People contract, you will be required to provide specialist support to individuals with complex Mental Health and Dementia. You will also be required to provide a support and information service to help Service Users gain confidence and continue to live independently within Retirement Living. This role requires you to provide specialist support and advice to individuals, encouraging positive risk taking, confidence building, resilience and independence through specialist support plans.

You will also be required to provide administrative and clerical support whilst delivering excellent customer service to our tenants. The successful candidate must have a positive, friendly and understanding attitude towards customers and other colleagues ensuring that effective communication is maintained in order to achieve our company vision and values.

(Please read the Full Job Description Below)

What you will need:

The successful candidate will be required to hold a Grade 4 (or equivalent) in English and Maths and a recognised first aid and basic food hygiene certificate. A care/support qualification is also desirable but not essential.

You must be able to demonstrate the ability and have previous experience of working in a busy team to provide support for people over 55 years of age with Mental Health and Dementia, as well as having good understanding of all problems faced by people in Supported or Retirement Living, including care and adaptations needed to live independently.

You will play a leading role in supporting your Team, Managers and Colleagues therefore you must have excellent communication, interpersonal skills with a flexible approach and a can do attitude towards works.

It is essential that you hold a full (UK) driving license and have the use of a vehicle for business purposes.

(Please read the Full Person Specification)

Benefits:

In return we offer you an interesting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to join a supportive Organisation with over 1290 employees. To gain experience and develop your career within the support sector. Along with 22 days annual leave plus 11/12 days bank holiday per annum, there is also a Competitive Pension Scheme, Health Care options and Life Assurance.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS Check

Ref : WHT1354. Closing Date : 24/04/2019 - Interview Date : 01/05/2019

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