Richmond Upon Thames, London
Up to £22360 per annum + benefits
Job description

Recruiting a Support Worker to join our Mental Health service based in Richmond!

GBP 22,360 per annum, 37.5 hours per week, 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.

Richmond Mental Health Accommodation Pathway supports people with complex and varying mental health illnesses living in the Borough of Richmond. We are currently recruiting for a Support worker to be based in the High Support Service in Teddington, part of the Richmond MHAP group of services. There are currently 12 customers living with a range of mental health conditions and complex conditions such as drug and alcohol misuse. Day to day duties include, but not limited to: developing and support customers to achieve recovery goals and reduce risks, support with medication, developing group activities, supporting with appointments, getting people ready to live on their own in the community.

Job Overview:

To enable vulnerable people living in a variety of different tenures to manage their tenancies/ licences and move towards greater independence within the community by providing a flexible and individually tailored support package. Support Worker will give practical support to help people maintain their tenancy, stay well, exercise choice and control in their care and lives and participate in the community. Support is also provided to develop a model of re-enablement towards self-advocacy, self-management and empowerment, incorporating the principles and practice of recovery, co-production and peer support.

Key Responsibilities:

- Undertake key-working responsibilities for a caseload assigned by the Senior Support Worker/Team Leader/ Contract Manager. Creatively working to engage with customers.
- Undertake initial and continuous assessment of needs and potential risks and agree levels of support and actions. Promote positive risk taking.
- Create support/action plans for providing appropriate services based on the assessment and reflecting the services and resources available
- Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers.
- Working proactively with other members of the team to handle the service caseload and administrative responsibilities.
- Support customers to undertake all domestic tasks wherever possible, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills, to ensure customers enjoy a high quality of accommodation.
- Undertake all administrative work and keep accurate and comprehensive tenant/customer records to professional standards
- Proactive development of links with local statutory and voluntary organisations to provide a range of engagement opportunities for customers in the community
- Empower customers to ensure they receive the service and benefits they are entitled to
- Encourage and enable tenants to pay their rent and to ensure that rent accounts are managed effectively in conjunction with the Housing Management team and policies
- Undertake housing management duties in line with relevant HM contract.
- Ensure that referrals are chased proactively so that properties which can be used to house those in need are filled as efficiently as possible
- Undertake any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as may be reasonably assigned
- Involving customers in the design, development and delivery of the service
- Ensuring Look Ahead Health and Safety policies are adhered to at all time and to uphold all health and safety responsibilities within relevant policies and local protocols
- Adhering to all other Look Ahead's policies and procedures
Engaging in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills

This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.

If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion at work and are accredited with the Inclusive Employers Standard 2020. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Posted on: 19 February 2021
Closed date: 19 March 2021
Job ref: REQ002477
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker