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Newham (On-site)
Up to £27352 per annum + staff discounts, healthcare
Job description

We're looking for a kind, compassionate and resilient Waking Night Support Worker to join our IBIS House MH Step Down & Crisis service in Newham.

£27,352.00 per annum, working 40 hours per week. Benefits include 25 days Annual Leave, pension schemes, staff discounts, healthcare and career progression.

Want to feel like you're making a difference? You'll feel at home here.

Making you feel at home here means helping you thrive in every way. That's why we offer a wide range of benefits, award-winning Learning & Development and a culture that welcomes all. These aren't token gestures - we've thought long and hard about how best to support our team. After all, our people are doing something amazing: helping to transform lives every day.

Working in partnership with the London Borough of Newham and East London Foundation Trust, IBIS House supports people who are medically fit for discharge from mental health inpatient stays but have other barriers to discharge. These may include housing, living skills, accessing benefits or the community, or other interventions and will be on a person-centred basis. The main aim of the service is to provide short-term support to customers to link with longer-term services to reduce escalations in need, and reduce inpatient readmission and reduce pressure on inpatient beds.

Waking Night Support Workers are responsible for ensuring continuity of this support service at night and for keeping service-users and the building safe. More specifically, you will:

Understand the concept of recovery and apply those principles to develop an environment and service that enhances recovery.
Put the customer at the centre of their support and promote optimism and hope for their increased independence
Provide intensive support (both practical and emotional) to customers as required

Shifts will be on a rota pattern and are from 22:00 to 08:00. Includes weekends and bank holidays.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the UK by the start of employment as Look Ahead are not able to offer sponsorship.

What you'll do:
Be flexible and responsive to the needs of customers as directed by their personal support plan
Proactively engage in learning and development activities to increase knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis
Monitor and report on customer interactions, including escalation of any concerns or changes in customer's presentation or welfare
Build supportive, trusting relationships with service-users and creating a positive atmosphere


About you:
Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage service-user involvement
Approachable and open behaviour
Prefers working as part of a group or team
Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments
Is confident with high levels of self-esteem
Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication
Is essentially service-user-focused
Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude

Minimum NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social care, or equivalent.
Demonstrable experience of support work with people with mental health related support needs.
The ability to be self servicing in the terms of computer/word processing is a requirement of this post. If the appropriate I.T. skills are not gained by the recruitment stage, appropriate training may be provided by Look Ahead.

Look Ahead values experience of applicants who have used our services or those similar to Look Ahead services.

About us:
Look Ahead is a leading, not-for-profit care and support provider in London and the South East. Our vision is to build better lives through social care and housing in local communities. As an organisation we deliver over 120 services, providing support to around 6000 customers each year. Our mission is to co-design and deliver services that offer innovative social care solutions and support people to thrive. We work across mental health, homelessness, young people and learning disabilities so there are plenty of opportunities to grow and progress your career with us.

We have a strong social purpose and we live and work by our values:
We focus on Excellence and innovation.
We are Caring and Compassionate.
We are Inclusive and Trusted.
We work in Partnership and are One-Team.

Look Ahead is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role. We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date. We are committed to diversity and inclusion at work and are accredited with Silver in the Inclusive Employers Standard 2021. We are a proud member of the Employers Domestic Abuse Covenant and encourage applications from a diverse range of applicants of all backgrounds.

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Look Ahead Care and Support View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 15 May 2024
Closing date: 12 June 2024 at 14:29
Job ref: REQ005599
Tags: Support Worker