Up to £19500 per annum + 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes+
Job description

Recruiting for a Support Worker to join our Service!

GBP 19,500 per annum, working 40 hours per week,plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.

Job Overview:

To enable vulnerable people with mental health needs to maximise independent living skills and opportunities for social inclusion as wells as manage their tenancies. To support customers developing the skills needed to move on to other appropriate accommodation with lower levels of support and greater levels of independence.

Key Responsibilities:

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.

-Undertake key-working responsibilities for a caseload assigned by the Team Leader/ Manager
-Undertake initial and continuous assessment of needs and potential risks and agree levels of support and actions
-Create support/action plans for providing appropriate services based on the assessment and reflecting the services and resources available
Person Specification:
-Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement
-Approachable and open behaviour
-Prefers working as part of a group or team but is able to work independently
-Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
-Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
-NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent or experience in the social care/charity sector
-Practical understanding of mental health conditions and how they impact the life of those affected by them
-Excellent communication skills including a good command of spoken and written English in both formal and informal contexts
-Experience working in mental health
-Experience working in supported living schemes
-Experience dealing with challenging behaviours

More about Look Ahead Care and Support
Look Ahead Care and Support

Look Ahead supports around 8,000 people across London and the South East each year. People who for a variety of reasons may need some extra suppor... Read more

Posted on: 27 September 2021
Closed date: 25 October 2021
Job ref: REQ003012
Tags: Support Worker