£17,433 - £19,860 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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 are currently have an exciting opportunity at our SAHMS service in Yeovil where you can join our 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.


Our SAHMS housing support service provides a supportive home environment that paves the way to greater independence and recovery. We help people with their day to day living and social skills, as well as providing access to social activities, further education, employment and training.


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, Commitment, Openness, Hope, Expertise and Understanding. If these values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you.


What will you be doing?

  • Providing key worker support to individuals living with mental illness, including one to one individual or group support, liaising with other mental health agencies on behalf of people who use our services
  • Enabling individuals to self-manage their personal and domestic resources and to undertake activities of daily living
  • Enabling and encouraging individuals to find out about local services and facilities within their community and facilitate access to alternative services where specific needs are identified
  • Familiarising myself with individual Care/Recovery Plans and support people who use our services in achieving their goals
  • Carrying out all need’s assessments, individual safety and support planning within organisational and legislative requirements.
  • Contributing to the protection of individuals from the risk of abuse and harm to self and others who use our services
  • Increasing choice and involvement of service users and carers
  • Maintaining accurate records as required by policies and procedures, using appropriate paper and electronic systems. To maintain up to date details of service and support activities and outcomes on the Rethink Information System


Do you have what we are looking for?

  • Experience of providing support to people with a mental illness; or experience of providing care and/or support services within another social care setting in either a paid or voluntary capacity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and embedding the ethos of recovery into your own practice.
  • The ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs; to develop, implement and review risk management plans and devise support plans to meet these needs.
  • QCF Diploma or NVQ level 3 in Care or Certificate in Community Mental Healthcare (or willing to work towards) or an equivalent qualification.


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 £17,433.82 to £19,860.93 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.

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Refreshed on: 10 April 2021
Closing date: 30 April 2021
Tags: Support Worker, Housing Management
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