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Rethink Mental Illness
Harrow, Greater London
£16,701 - £18,747 per annum Plus Benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Support Worker - Harrow
Harrow, Greater London

If you are a mental health, care or support professional, this is an incredible opportunity to join a ground-breaking organisation that challenges the stigma, injustice and discrimination experienced by people who are affected by mental illness.

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 seven bed supported housing service in Harrow provides low to medium support for people with a mental health diagnosis. Tenants pay rent, self-medicate, cook for themselves and work towards moving back into the community. 

We are now looking for a Support Worker to join our dedicated team and support the delivery of this service. 

The Benefits

- Salary of £16,701 - £18,747 per annum plus Outer London Weighting 
- Contributory pension scheme 
- Life assurance
- 33 days’ holiday including statutory/Bank Holidays
- “Your Rethink Day” – an additional day of annual leave for your birthday
- Where appropriate paid eye tests plus up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses
- Excellent career development opportunities

As an Investors in People Gold accredited organisation, we provide excellent training for our people to ensure they have the tools they need to continue making a difference to people’s lives. 

Within a team-oriented and supportive environment, you will have the chance to empower people within your community, enabling their recovery and maximising their independence.

So, if you are looking to take on an engaging role where you’ll have the opportunity to bring about positive, tangible change on a daily basis, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a Support Worker, you’ll provide emotional and practical support to residents at our supported housing service in Harrow. 

In this exciting role, you’ll promote a culture of hope, helping residents to increase their independence, become more involved in the community and receive one-to-one support in a safe and encouraging environment. 

Your duties will include: 

- Helping to develop support plans and providing both one-to-one and group support 
- Encouraging residents to find out about local services and empowering them to build their self-confidence 
- Helping to protect individuals from the risk of abuse and harm 
- Sharing best practice and supporting your colleagues

About You

To join us as a Support Worker, you will need: 

- 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 of recovery principles and the ability to embed this ethos into your own practice 
- The ability to assess an individual’s situation and needs and develop, implement and review risk management plans 
- A QCF diploma, NVQ Level 3 qualification in Care or certificate in Community Mental Healthcare (or be working towards this) or equivalent

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

This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week. You will be required to work flexibly as part of a 24/7 rota which involves shift work, including weekends and sleep ins. 

The closing date for applications is the 30th September 2019.

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, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

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Posted on: 16 September 2019
Closing date: 30 September 2019
Job ref: HKUFL3009/CC-HL
Tags: Support Worker,Social Work
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