Would you like to work for a leading mental health charity?
Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?
If yes, join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.
We have 3 exciting opportunities at our Shipley Lodge service in Heanor, where you will join our friendly and inspiring team as a Mental Health Support Worker. Your role will be a permanent position working full time, 35 hours per week based in the service. You will need to be able to work flexibly as you will be working as part of a rota which can include evenings, nights and weekends.
Our Shipley Lodge service is a CQC registered 16-bedded single-level building for male and female clients. It provides a welcoming, clean and comfortable environment with facilities that support recovery and increasing independence.
Who are we?
We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”
In everything we do, we seek to demonstrate our values: Passion, Openness, Hope, Expertise and Understanding. If these values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you.
What will you be doing?
You will be supporting someone in their daily activities and helping them lead a fulfilling life, this can involve things like,
- Helping with personal care
- Supporting with medication
- Providing encouragement with household tasks such as laundry, cooking and cleaning
- Supporting to learn new skills, achieve their dreams and ambitions
- Assisting people pursue their interests and hobbies
- Working with other mental health professionals and the family/friends of the person being supported
Do you have what we are looking for?
- Good communication
- Supportive and helpful to others whilst building positive relationships
Ideally, we would like you to have some experience or understanding of Mental Health however Support Work isn’t all about qualifications. If you have a passion for making a difference to the lives of people living with a severe mental illness, you may be who we are looking for.
What will you receive?
You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your abilities with the opportunity to make a real difference every day. In addition, you will have excellent development opportunities including funded training, career development and a range e-learning courses. You will also receive:
- Salary of £17,433.79 - £19,860.99 per annum
- Contributory pension scheme
- Life assurance and employee assistance programme
- 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days plus bank holidays
- Your "Rethink Day" - 1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday
- Eyecare vouchers
- Flexible working
Don’t just change jobs, change lives!
Just a couple of final things,
We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this. Please be mindful that we may need to close adverts early if we receive a high volume of applications, we therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible. If a shortened closing date has a significant impact on your ability to apply, please let us know.