Mental Health Support Worker x 4

Southampton, Hampshire
Salary: £19,993.00 to £21,479.00 /year

Mental Health Support Workers x 4

Mental Health Supported Housing – Southampton

Salary Scale: 19-21 (£19,993 – £21,479 per annum, pro rata for part time)

3 x 37hrs pw*

1 x 18.5hrs pw*

*Please indicate on your application if you would prefer full or part-time hours

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About us

The Society of St James (SSJ) delivers high impact, person-centered, accommodation services to people experiencing homelessness, substance misuse and mental health problems. The people we support are at the heart of everything we do, our main aim and priority is to find people with values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.

Service description

An opportunity has arisen to work in a brand new service working in partnership with the Community Forensic Mental Health Team (CFMHT). The post holder will be part of a small team working at our new Stag Gates project. Stag Gates will provide supported accommodation for six people with forensic histories who are in the process of being discharged from hospital. The team will work closely with the CFMHT to enable residents to regain independence, integrate into the community and engage with education and employment activities. The team will support clients to move on to more independent accommodation and provide up to 6 months ongoing support.

This post holder will be taking part in a 7 day a week rota covering a range of shifts from 8.00 – 22.00. Actual number of hours per week may vary depending on rota.

Applicants will need to be highly motivated, creative and able to work independently and as part of a team.

Essential Qualities

The successful candidate for this role would need to have experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental health issues. As this is a brand new scheme the successful candidate will need flexibility and adaptability to work with stakeholders and partners to create a mutually agreed service.

The successful candidate will work in a person-centred approach working with the clients to produce the outcomes they identify whilst also being able to identify and manage any potential risk. Good risk assessment, risk management skills and relationship building qualities will be essential.

Staff Benefits

  • A Gold Investors in People Employer
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Flexible working options
  • Buying additional annual leave
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Counselling, financial, personal support and health and well-being services via our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted laptops and computers with Jamie’s Computers

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining how you think you meet the ‘Essential Qualities’ above and why you should be considered for this role.

We will be assessing candidates as they come through and reserve the right to end this post at any time.

Closing Date: 17th August 2020

Interview Date: 19th – 21st August 2020

If you have not been contacted within 10 days of the closing date then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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