Excellent opportunity for Mental Health Support Workers to help provide holistic recovery-focused support to clients with mental health across the Exeter & East Devon Mental Health Service.
At saha we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement.
The Mental Health Support Worker will be engaging creatively with a caseload of clients based on their identified support needs to identify and develop the skills and resources to transform their lives and enable independent living.
This will involve providing high quality support for vulnerable clients through 1:1 and group sessions and working closely with external partner agencies. The Mental Health Support Worker will be able to:
Support and accompany clients to attend essential appointments eg related to health, debts or housing, etc
Support and advise clients to access information on housing, health, welfare, benefits and other resources.
Support with medication, where required
Actively engage residents in developing the service
Help assess potential new clients
Liaise with external agencies etc. including Health Professionals
Help manage any incidents or challenging behaviour
Develop person-centred Support Plans and Risk Management Plans and keep accurate records
You will have a working knowledge of the needs and support requirements of people with complex mental health needs or worked in another social care setting.
You will instinctively work in a manner that aligns fully with saha’s delivery values and behaviours, demonstrating energy and passion, along with a positive, can do attitude in your daily contribution to transforming lives.
You will be a great communicator, building trusting and professional relationships
Be passionate about making a difference and thrive in a fast paced environment
Have a high level of resilience
Empower people to develop their skills, strengths and talents
Have a good idea of the type of wider community resources and organisations available
Be comfortable dealing with difficult or complex situations
Are likely to have experience that includes for example: mental health support, education, training and / or leading activities
You will need to be able to participate in our 24 hour shift rota system and our on call rota
26 days annual leave (pro rata) rising to 31 days
A high street discount scheme (great savings both on and off-line)
Pension with life assurance
Health assistance programme
A full induction package and training relevant to the role as well as
Training opportunities to aide your own personal and professional development
You will be allocated a Buddy during your probationary period and will receive regular 1:1 supervision sessions and an annual appraisal with your Line Manager.