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Support Worker

Vacancy Salary £18,090.60 to £19,860.93
Vacancy Location Swindon
Type of engagement: Full-Time
Hours per week: 35

This is a Permanent, 35 vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Would you like to work for a leading mental health charity in a rewarding role, where you will really make a difference? Then join us here at Rethink Mental Illness!

 

We have two exciting opportunities for a full time and part time Support Worker to join our inspiring and friendly team at our Bruddel Grove Swindon CQC Service.

 

The full time position is 35 hours per week on a permanent contract. The work pattern is comprised of 5 shifts per week, including one sleep-in shift per week. The salary for this role ranges from £18,090.60 to £19,860.93.

 

The part time position is 21 hours per week on a permanent contract. The work pattern is comprised of 3 shifts per week, including one sleep-in shift per week. The salary for this role ranges from £18,090.60 to £19,860.93 Pro rata.

 

You can read more about our employee benefits and rewards in the full advert on our website.

 

Your role will be a fixed base position working from our Bruddel Grove Service in Swindon. Bruddel Grove is a 5 bed Community Wellbeing house, providing a 10 night stay to adults experiencing acute mental health crisis. Our aim is to provide an alternative to a hospital setting where service users can access emotional and practical support to enable them to re-enter the community.

 

You will be working within our support worker team to provide person centred and outcome focussed care to adults experiencing acute mental health crisis. Within this role you will work with a wide range of people with an equally wide range of mental health conditions. You will support our service users to access and utilise recovery focused interventions, empower them to develop their coping skills and re-establish their confidence and independence. You will work alongside other mental health professionals to establish ongoing care plans and signpost service users to community services and support networks to enable them to maintain their mental wellbeing once they return home.

 

 

How will you make a difference?

  • Work with service users to develop their support plans, identifying areas of strengths and difficulties and interventions to reduce distress
  • Develop, implement and review risk assessments and ensure both their risk management and support plans meet identified needs
  • Actively promote service user engagement during their stay through facilitation of group activities, life skills coaching and peer support
  • Work with the team to assess new referrals for suitability based on the service criteria
  • Work with the team to create a safe and calming environment within the house
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of service users’ stay at the house, including medication records

 

Who I am?

  • Someone who enjoys working in a changeable environment and has the ability to adapt to different situations and people
  • Someone who demonstrates inclusive values, that recognises diversity and is dedicated to promoting and supporting recovery
  • Someone who is willing and able to learn and develop within the role
  • Someone who is able to work independently and as part of a team

 

 

The Recruitment Advisor looking after this role is Rose Adams. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to drop her an email at recruitment@rethink.org or give her a call on 07775682782.

 

Who are we?

We are 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 we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this.

Our work to achieve this is guided by seven core values:

  • Commitment
  • Equity
  • Expertise
  • Hope
  • Openness
  • Passion
  • Understanding

Passion

We are passionate about leading the way to a better quality of life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.

Commitment

We work tirelessly to provide support for everyone severely affected by mental illness.

Openness

We are open and transparent in all our work with beneficiaries, supporters, partners and the public to achieve change for people severely affected by mental illness.

Hope

We offer hope of a better quality of life for all those severely affected by mental illness.

Expertise

We constantly use our expertise to provide practical and personal support for people who are severely affected by mental illness.

Understanding

People who are severely affected by mental illness are at the heart of everything we do in our organisation – our membership, our governance and our workforce.

Equity

We believe that in a world where discrimination and disadvantage exist, treating people with equity is critical to ensure justice and fairness for all.

Openness

We are open and transparent in all our work with beneficiaries, supporters, partners and the public to achieve change for people severely affected by mental illness.

You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your abilities with the opportunity to make a real difference every day. In addition, you will have excellent development opportunities including funded training, career development, and a range of e-learning courses. You will also receive:  

Employer funded pension

Flexible
working

Life
assurance

Employee Assistance Programme

Eyecare vouchers

up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses

Training opportunities

e-learning courses & much more

Annual
leave

25 days rising to 30, plus bank holidays

Rethink
day

1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday

PULSE

Reward, Benefits and Recognition Platform

Employee Assistance Programme

Rethink day

1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday

For the full list, see our website here.

“From the very start I was made to feel welcome and respected in my new team. In the short time I have been working with Rethink Mental Illness as a service administrator I have been able to contribute ideas and make meaningful change, and I appreciate that Rethink allows me to direct my own role development and help me build on the skills I want to work on.”

“Working for Rethink Mental Illness is the most rewarding job I could ask for. As a Peer and Volunteer Co-ordinator I get to work with a huge variety of people, with a range of skills and support them to incorporate those skills into their volunteering roles. I am always looking for gaps that need filling and creating new and exciting opportunities that will benefit our service, mental health in the community, but most importantly the people giving up their time to help.”

“I’ve previously worked in a large corporate environment, in the criminal justice sector and other charities. Without a shadow of a doubt, Rethink Mental Illness has been the best employer I’ve ever had. They care about their staff. Its great working with like-minded people and knowing that you are making a real difference to people’s lives.”

“It feels very rewarding to be part of such a meaningful Organisation where everyone is valued and has the opportunity to make a difference”.

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