This role requires working on a rota basis with typical shifts including:
- 1pm - 7.30pm (weekdays only);
- 4.15pm - 9am including an 8-hour sleepover;
- 8.30am or 9am - 5pm (weekends only)
Potential Interview date: 22nd October 2020
Here at Mercy UK we have a passion for God, passion for people and passion for excellence – this means we are committed to becoming an organisation where team members feel supported, valued and challenged to deepen their personal and professional growth. As an agile and fast-moving team, we seek to give our very best to what we do in attitude and activity.
As a Pastoral Support Worker, you carry heart and passion for the emotional, mental and spiritual health of the incredible women who are residents of the Mercy UK home. You have a unique set of skills; bringing together keen organisational and administrative skills with pastoral people skills. You are a cheerleader and at times, a coach to a diverse set of residents, all of whom are wired differently, with different learning styles, outlooks and life experiences but all of whom are united in their pursuit for freedom from life-controlling issues and into intimacy in their relationship with God, self and others.
You are safe hands as the primary point of contact and support for residents during evenings and weekends and your experience and abilities in pastoral support and communication equips you to deliver a fun yet informative schedule. You are able to perceive the needs of the group as well as the individual resident and you can hold these in tension. You are confident in your judgement and decision-making and understand the importance of working as a team and seeking guidance, where needed.
As residents wrestle through their own healing journey and put into practice all they are learning, you can prayerfully direct them, support and signpost them towards healthy choices and ways in which they can strengthen themselves in their own relationship with God, understanding that your best days are when you are in overflow in your own discipleship journey.