Female Mental Health Support Worker

£17,500 - £19,500

Are you passionate about improving the lives of individuals severely affected by mental illness? Do you want to work alongside a dedicated group of colleagues who are all working towards the same goal? We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Female Support Worker to join a friendly and welcoming team, based in a dedicated Nursing Home Service in Leamington Spa.

The role will see you working within a CQC Registered Nursing Home service for people with a severe and enduring mental illness. The key aim of the service is to provide support and recovery services, 24 hours a day, offering assistance and encouragement in daily living skills, personal support, finances and rehabilitation. On-site there are experienced management and support teams as well as a qualified nurse with links to the local mental health and social care team. This is a truly lovely service where community involvement in areas such as education, learning, employment and social and leisure activities are actively encouraged.

On a daily basis, you will work as part of a small team in a home from home environment where no two days will be the same. Helping with personal care, supporting with medication, providing encouragement with household tasks such as laundry, cooking and cleaning, you will be hands on and ready to help where needed. Supporting your clients to learn new skills, achieve their dreams and ambitions, you will assist service users to pursue their interests and hobbies, always working with other mental health professionals and the family/friends of the person being supported.

To succeed in this great new opportunity, you will have strong communication skills and an understanding of mental illness, either from a previous support role or from a voluntary position. Ideally you will have a QCF Diploma or NVQ level 3 in Care or Certificate in Community Mental Healthcare (or working towards) or an equivalent qualification, though the opportunity to study this with the support of the service is also available. Crucially, being a Support Worker isn’t all about qualifications, if you have a passion for making a difference, then the training and support that you need can be provided.

This is a permanent contract, working full time 35 hours per week across a rota which includes evenings and weekends. Additional allowances such as unsocial hours pay of 86p more per hour and bank holiday pay of time and a half are also available.

SimkissGuy Recruitment is acting as a recruitment agency for the purpose of this vacancy. By sending your CV to us, you hereby consent for us to contact you in relation to recruitment. We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from all. We will be in touch within 3 working days if we would like to discuss your CV and experience further. If you do not hear from us within that time then you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this particular vacancy. We would welcome further applications from you for roles that may be more suited to your skills and experience.

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