Sidmouth, Devon
£17,433 - £19,860 pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 12 hours per week
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 have an exciting opportunity at our Capper Close service in Newton Poppleford, where you will join our friendly and inspiring team as a Waking Night Support Worker. Your role will be a permanent position working part time, 12 hours per week based in the service. You will need to be able to work flexibly as you will mainly be working waking nights on a rota basis however occasional day shifts may be required. You may also have the opportunity to pick up additional hours.

 

Our Capper Close service is a CQC registered service providing a 24/7 supported living service for individuals with high support needs. We enable people placed out of the area return to Devon by providing 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, 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,

  • Prompting with personal care
  • Supporting with medication
  • Providing encouragement with household tasks such as laundry, cooking and cleaning
  • Supporting to learn new skills, achieve their goals 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?

  • A great relationship builder, working directly with the people who live in our service 
  • A good understanding of mental illness, gained either through work or personal experience
  • Willing to work towards, a health and social care qualification 
  • Good communication and organisational skills

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 serve 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 £17,433.82 to 19,860.93 pro rata
  • 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, Nursing
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