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Support Worker Mental Health, Islington

PEA01498
  • Hours
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary
  • £21,500 per annum (full time equivalent), £10.34 per hour
  • Location
  • Islington, London
  • Closing Date
  • 30/05/2019
    • Contract

    • Permanent
    • Scheme

    • A 6 bed high need mental health services in Islington for both men and women with mental health needs.

    • Job Advert-Role Description

      • Carry out needs and risk assessments, complete support plans, provide support, and carry out reviews, in accordance with policies and procedures and the requirements of stakeholders and funders.
      • Hold a caseload of clients, and provide support to them on a keywork basis in their own homes or at an alternative venue if required.
      • Provide practical and emotional support to customers to achieve the outcomes set out in their support plan.
      • Support customers to identify, move into, and sustain housing which meets their needs, including supporting customers to ‘bid’ for properties and report maintenance issues
      • Support customers to maximise their income, to access benefits, and to budget to cover domestic bills and living expenses
      • Support customers to make full use of community facilities, play an active role in their community and take up cultural, recreational, educational and employment opportunities.
      • Support customers to maximise their physical and mental health, through liaison with health services and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
      • Support customers to develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with their family, friends, carers and other  professionals
      • Implement effective safeguarding practice for vulnerable adults and children in accordance with local authority and Peabody policies, guidance and protocol
      • Accurately input customer data onto a client database in a timely manner and ensure records are maintained to evidence compliance with the service specification, commissioner requirements and internal and external key performance indicators
      • Work with agencies to manage risks to customers, staff and the community.
      • Liaise promptly with colleagues, partner agencies and other stakeholders regarding safeguarding, welfare and risk concerns in accordance with Peabody policy.
      • Promote self advocacy and advocate where appropriate for all customers
      • Participate in customer reviews, team meetings and training course
      • Clearly explain the remit of the service to a range of clients and other professionals as appropriate
      • Implement the association’s equal opportunities policy as an integral part of all duties and observe the letter and the spirit of the policy at all times;
      • Maintain safe practise at all times in accordance with Peabody’s health and safety policy
      • Follow all relevant association policies and procedures and undertake any other reasonable requests from your line manager.
    • Background check

    • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

    • Job Description

      110518_Support_Worker_job_description.doc
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