Not all jobs give you the satisfaction of seeing someone you work with achieve their true potential. Social Care is a rewarding career and St Anne’s is a leading provider of care and support services in Yorkshire and the North East, with a reputation for high quality, person-centred services and a rating of ‘Good’ across 95% of our registered services in recent CQC inspections. We need committed and motivated people to join our Leeds Mental Health Service who are willing to go that extra mile to help others get the most out of life.
Dynamic Individuals required
Mental Health Support Workers (in the Leeds area) Ref: MH/324
Various hours available
£18,569 - £18,868 per annum
(Shifts are worked over a 7-day rota, covering early, late, flexi and sleep-in shifts, some lone working will be required)
Sleep in payment is £45 a night
We are seeking to recruit committed, caring, dedicated, dynamic and motivated Support Workers to join our Leeds Mental Health Services to continue with the work we do which we are Proud about.
The services provide support for adults with severe and enduring mental health issues in a supported Housing setting within the Beeston and Hyde Park areas of Leeds.
This role requires you to be dedicated and committed, open and honest, respectful and courteous and always put the client first.
You need to consider everyone’s dignity and privacy and have a good grasp of serious mental health issues and how this can impact on everyone’s daily lives. You must be understanding, patient, caring, compassionate and committed, with the skills and ability to manage and prioritise your own workload to fulfil service and contractual obligations.
This role involves some sleep over duties, meaning you will sleep over in the service and are there to provide emergency cover when required. You will also need to be motivated to work alone, as well as part of a team, so good and effective communication is key to this role.
You will be a keyworker to a small caseload of clients which is a complex role, involving establishing and developing a working relationship with the group of clients that you key work, empowering them to maximise their potential and independence by supporting them to access resources, facilities and services which will enable them to reach their outcomes.
You will work with the individual to build a plan of support, using the Outcome Star model system, you will also support individuals to identify and manage risk in a positive way and co-facilitate annual reviews.
You are responsible for liaising, advocating and maintaining good partnerships with other professionals in order to ensure clients receive appropriate and timely support, that meets individual goals, aspirations, needs with the appropriate individuals and that this is regularly reviewed, maintaining safe levels of support.
Support workers are responsible for following individual action plans so the support they receive is person centred with their daily needs, such as attending health appointments, accessing community services, shopping and preparing and storing food safely, observing clients take their medication with the right level of support.
Support workers are responsible for following and completing all health and safety checks within the building as per policy and procedure and reporting any faults, repairs in a timely manner to ensure the safety of all.
The role also involves daily housekeeping in line with infection control standards and completing electronic daily records for each client
For an informal discussion of this position please contact Annie Hewitt-Hill on 07976294595 during normal office hours (9-5).
At St. Anne’s, we want to reward our employees for the hard work they do so we have a great benefits package including:
- Competitive rate of pay
- 24 Hour Employee Assistance Programme - including free counselling sessions and support
- Refer A Friend recruitment initiative
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Rising annual leave after each year of service to a maximum of 33 days (including statutory holidays)
- Comprehensive Personal Development Plan with continuous opportunities for career development including management and leadership training
- Flexible working opportunities where practical upon satisfactory completion of probationary period
- Group Personal Pension Scheme
- Discounted personal mobile phone plan
- Discounted income protection scheme
- Free car parking at most services
- Free life assurance cover
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, or to find out more, please visit https://stannes.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2306589?cid=1078 to complete your application. Alternatively, please email your CV to Recruitment@st-annes.org.uk and include the reference ‘MH/324’ in the email subject
The closing date is 24th August