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Certitude Support
City of London
£10.07 per hour (£19,743.12 per annum)
City of London
£10.07 per hour (£19,743.12 per annum)
Certitude Support
City of London
£19,743.12 (£10.07 per hour)
Certitude Support
City of London
£10.07 per hour (£19,743.12 per annum)
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Lambeth, London
Up to £22500 per annum
Job description

Recruiting a Specialist Support Worker to join our Mental Health Service in Lambeth!

£22,500 per annum, 40 hours per week plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.

The Look Ahead Integrated Fulfilment Team delivers resources to work within Community Mental Health Teams to provide information, social inclusion and vocational opportunities to support people's recovery. We also support people experiencing difficulties with medication concordance and non-clinical needs. Support is developed around re-enablement towards self-advocacy, self-management and empowerment, incorporating principles and practices of recovery, co-production and peer support.

Job Overview:

- Support people who are struggling with medication concordance between the hours of 9am to 9pm 7 days a week
- Support people who are stepping down to more independence. This could be from registered to lower support accommodation; people returning to their homes after prolonged hospital admission
- Support to identify barriers to medication concordance
- Support to identify and achieve goals which may be towards medication self-management
- provide administration and supervision support
- to increase the level of contact with people in their homes whose main requirement of support is connected to their medication
- to feedback to clinical team and other support providers progress with medication and other support needs and to quickly alert clinicians to any concerns
- to connect individuals, as appropriate, with other opportunities of social inclusion and support as part of the Living Well Network
- to develop links to community medication peer support
- to support the development of a more collaborative discussion with customers on how they are supported to receive medication
- Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the challenges facing people with mental health needs

Key Responsibilities:

- Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers and creating a positive atmosphere
- Conducting regular key work sessions that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals
- Create support plans for providing appropriate services based on on-going assessment and reflecting the services and resources available to enable customer to progress in their recovery
- Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks associated with customers within an attitude of 'positive risk taking'
- Provide support and access to relevant services to enable customers to continue their recovery and empower customers to self-manage their medication regimes through individual re-enablement programmes and informed decision making;
- Undertake support work in partnership with external stakeholders to compliment their interventions
- Developing productive relationships with partner organisations to improve service outcomes
- Demonstrate strong commitment to the functioning of the staff team and to support colleagues in providing a high level of service and safety to customers
- Involving customers in the design, development and delivery of the service
- Adhering to lone working protocols and maintaining high levels of awareness in relation to the health and safety of yourself and colleagues
- Ensuring Look Ahead Health and Safety policies and local protocols are adhered to at all times e.g. fire risk assessments, fire alarm checks etc.
- Being responsible for the handover of key information between shifts
- Adhering to all other Look Ahead's policies and procedures
- Engaging in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- Undertaking any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as assigned by the Team Leader/Manager

This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.

For more information or to apply please visit our website.

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More about Look Ahead Care and Support
Look Ahead Care and Support

Look Ahead supports around 8,000 people across London and the South East each year. People who for a variety of reasons may need some extra suppor... Read more

Posted on: 01 July 2020
Closing date: 29 July 2020
Job ref: REQ001996
Tags: Support Worker
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