Mental Health Waking Night Support Worker, Young People
£24951.32 (£12.46 per hour)
Full and part time opportunities available
Essential requirements of a Support Worker
• Flexibility – Your role will involve working night shifts including weekends and bank holidays
• Must be able to attend training throughout employment which will be held on weekdays
• Good written skills and the ability to write basic reports and record information accurately
• Basic IT skills (Your role will involve some computer work, completing forms, using an online care system, and writing emails)
• Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others
• An ability to maintain a professional working boundary
• Ability to remain calm in emergencies, supporting others during difficult situations
Desirable Criteria of a Support Worker
• Full UK Driving Licence
• NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Care
• Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs
Care in Mind provide residential services for young people aged 16-25 years old. The young people we care for often require a high level of support to assist with difficulties they may have from self-harming, behaviour, and emotional difficulties. Our aim is to support the young people using a therapeutic approach to help them achieve their individual goals, in preparation for transition to adult life.
• 30 days holiday (Rising to 35 days with service including bank holidays)
• An additional day off each year for your birthday
• Opportunity to work part time hours if this suits your circumstances
• Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (Level 3 in Adult Health & Social Care and support with completion of the Care Certificate)
• Paid Training, Induction and DBS check
• Healthcare CashPlan with costs provided towards dental and optical care and a range of other healthcare treatments and benefits including discounted gym memberships, online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
• Blue Light Card to access further shopping discounts
• Enhanced company pension
• Life Assurance (2 x annual salary)
• Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
• Cycle to work scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme/24-hour Counselling Service
At Care in Mind our homes are always a hub of activity and energy where the young people can feel safe, and our staff enjoy coming to work. Our young people can still be quite active at night so you will have lots of interaction and will be required to support them their wellbeing, education, household tasks and general life skills. There will also be more challenging aspects to the role such as incident management and de-escalation of challenging behaviours. You will be required to update online care records, complete medication administration and provide effective handovers to the day staff. In addition, you will be responsible for the general upkeep and tidiness of the home ensuring the young people live in homely environment. Even though you are working nights, you will have the support of another night worker or a sleep in and have access to an on-call manager for additional support.
At our home in Neston, we support up to 5 Young People with a committed staff team. We have a lovely home with a spacious garden with room for relaxation, creativity and recreation area for sports. Situated on the Dee side of the Wirral Peninsula, midway between the cities of Chester and Liverpool and close to North Wales, it has many features of interest for visitors. This friendly historic market town, with weekly Friday market, has free parking and bus and train links. The surrounding villages are linked by the Wirral Country Park, the first of its kind in the country, which provides a focus for many local walks and cycle rides. The home is situated with close local transport links within walking distance. No two days are the same, you will be a part of a creative, fun and inclusive team who thrive on making a positive and meaningful difference to Young People’s lives on a daily basis.
Previous care experience is not essential and full training will be provided. You will receive ongoing support and mentoring from our friendly residential and clinical team which includes Reflective Practice, 1:1 supervisions and Group Staff support.
The job is highly rewarding and a great start to developing your career working with young people or enhancing your previous experience of mental health with the opportunity for excellent career development.
• Please note that we do not accept CV’s and the application must be completed in full.
• Care in Mind operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
• We are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.
• We reserve the right to close the advert early, should we appoint a suitable candidate.
• We do not have a licence to be able to offer sponsorships to candidates outside of the UK
This advert closes on Thursday 6 Apr 2023
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