Support Worker (Dawlish)

Support Worker (Dawlish)

Rethink Mental Illness | Devon, England, UK

Posted 7 days ago

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Support Worker - Dawlish

Your role

Hope, Openness and Passion are just some of the words that describe our values. If you are passionate about improving the lives of individuals severely affected by mental illness and resonate with our values, then this role could be the one for you.

We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Support Worker to join our friendly and welcoming team working at our service Stewart Gardens in Dawlish. You will work as part of a small team in a home from home environment where no two days will be the same.

Our Stewart Gardens service is a CQC registered service providing a 24/7 supported living service for individuals with high support needs. We enable people placed out of the area return to Devon by providing a supportive home environment that paves the way to greater independence and recovery. We help people with their day-to-day living and social skills, as well as providing access to social activities, further education, employment and training.

To celebrate your new role we are offering a 'Rethink - sign on BONUS payment' of up to £1000! (pro rata for part-time posts of less than 35 hours per week)

How will you make a difference?

  • Prompting with personal care
  • Supporting with medication
  • Providing encouragement with household tasks such as laundry, cooking and cleaning
  • Supporting to learn new skills, achieve their goals and ambitions
  • Assisting people to pursue their interests and hobbies
  • Working with other mental health professionals and the family/friends of the person being supported

We want to recognise the important contribution of our front-line colleagues within our accommodation roles which is why you will be awarded a £250 bonus (pro rata for part time staff) if you start with us in January, February or March.

Could this be you?

You will have strong communication skills and an understanding of mental illness. But aside from that, being a Support Worker isn’t all about qualifications; if you have a passion for making a difference then we can provide you will all the training and support that you need. You can also take us up on our offer to support you through your NVQ in Health and Social Care qualification!

Your role will be working on a permanent contract working full time, 35 hours per week across our rota basis including nights and weekends. You will receive a salary of £18,090.60 to £19,860.93 as well as additional allowances such as unsocial hours pay of an extra 86p per hour and bank holiday rate of time and a half.

You can read more about the rewards you will receive on the full advert on our website.

The safety and wellbeing of our service users and colleagues is our priority. It is, therefore, a condition of employment for anyone joining us in a front-line role that they have had the recommended Covid-19 vaccine or agree to have it when offered by the NHS. We also require all staff to undertake regular testing to ensure the safety of service users and staff. You can find more information on our approach and why we have made this decision in our attached Covid-19 vaccination information document. This includes information for pregnant women and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

Who are we?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: "A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness."

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and are working hard to ensure our recruitment is fair and inclusive.

Closing date: 30th September 2022