Rethink Mental Illness
£16,701.76 - £18,747.26
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Support Worker
Swindon, Wiltshire

Are you a passionate individual with an understanding of mental illness? Want to help provide a vital support service that empowers individuals during a difficult time in their lives? If so, this is a great opportunity to take on a highly rewarding role as a Support Worker.

About Us

Rethink Mental Illness is a national charity that helps those affected by mental illness. We aim to challenge attitudes and change lives. Currently, we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England, helping them through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone.

Our Swindon services provide a residential based support service for up to 21 individuals with complex mental health needs. We provide compassionate, person-centred care and support that is tailored to need their needs and focused on positive outcomes.

We’re now looking for a number of Support Workers to join our Swindon team. This role operates on a 24/7 rota which includes nights, weekends and sleep-ins.

The Benefits

- Salary of £16,701.76 - £18,747.26 per annum
- Pension scheme
- 33 days’ holiday per annum including Bank Holidays
- “Your Rethink Day” – an additional day of leave for your birthday
- Paid eye test plus up to £55 towards new glasses or lenses (where appropriate)

This is a brilliant opportunity to support the delivery of an important service that paves the way to greater independence and higher quality of life.

You will have the chance to increase your experience with a leading charity that challenges the stigma, injustice and discrimination experienced by people severely affected by mental illness.

As an Investors in People Gold accredited organisation, we will provide you with the training and support you need to succeed in your role and make a real difference to people in your community.

The Role

As a Support Worker, you will provide a high level of residential care to our service users in Swindon.

In this important role, you will:

- Offer 1-to-1 and group care and support
- Participate in support plan reviews
- Liaise with senior staff regarding the effectiveness of support
- Enable and encourage service users to find out about local services
- Promote personal responsibility and self confidence
- Ensure service users’ needs are at the forefront of everything you do
- Contribute to the protection of individuals who are at risk of abuse and harm
- Support individuals to submit comments, compliments and complaints

About You

To join us as one of our Support Workers, you’ll need:

- A wide range of life experiences to bring an enabling and positive view of opportunities for others
- A positive image of self and the service when communicating with a clearly defined range of people on day-to-day basis
- A passion for care
- The ability to work individually and as part of a team

Some experience of the mental health sector or experience in another social care setting would be beneficial to your application.

Other organisations may call these roles Care Worker, Mental Health Worker, Mental Health Co-ordinator, Mental Health Assistant, Care Co-ordinator, Social Care Worker, or Care Assistant.

The closing date for applications is the 15th December 2019 with interviews scheduled to be held on the 20th December 2019.

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis including nights, weekend and sleep-ins.

Webrecruit and Rethink Mental Illness are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re seeking a rewarding new role as a Support Worker, search your desired role via the button shown and apply. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Posted on: 04 December 2019
Closed date: 15 December 2019
Job ref: ACHJB1512/CC-HL
Tags: Support Worker