Real living wage employer
Disability confident employer
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Support Worker

Vacancy Salary £18,090.60 to £19,860.93 pro rata
Vacancy Location Corby
Type of engagement: Part Time
Hours per week: 24

This is a Permanent, 24 vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Support Worker to join our inspiring and friendly team at Corby Housing.

If you, 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.

Your role will be a fixed based position working from Corby Housing in Corby. You will work part time, 24 hours per week on a permanent term contract with a salary of £18,090.60 to £19,860.93 pro rata. You can read more about the rewards you will receive on the full advert on our website.

Our housing and floating support services provide 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. We also recruit and train private sector landlords to support tenants in their communities affected by mental illness.

 

How will you make a difference?

  • Provide key worker support to individuals living with mental illness, including one to one individual or group support, liaising with other mental health agencies on behalf of people who use our services
  • Enable individuals to self manage their personal and domestic resources and to undertake activities of daily living
  • Develop a rapport based on respect and honesty, the post holder will at all times work within clear professional boundaries and the Rethink Mental Illness Code of Conduct
  • Enable and encouraging individuals to find out about local services and facilities within their community and facilitate access to alternative services where specific needs are identified
  • Familiar with individual Care/Recovery Plans and support people who use our services in achieving their goals
  • Carry out all needs assessments, individual safety and support planning within organisational and legislative requirements.
  • Work with service users in developing, reviewing, monitoring and adapting support and safety plans
  • Liaise with other external agencies, complimentary therapies and community groups on behalf of people who use our services
  • Undertake assessments in conjunction with statutory partners as appropriate to identify housing related support needs of those referred to the service

Who am I?

  • Experience of providing support to people with a mental illness; or experience of providing care and/or support services within another social care setting in either a paid or voluntary capacity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and embedding the ethos of recovery into your own practice.
  • The ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs; to develop, implement and review risk management plans and devise support plans to meet these needs.
  • QCF Diploma or NVQ level 3 in Care or Certificate in Community Mental Healthcare (or working towards) or an equivalent qualification.

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.

 

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 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

BUPA employee assistance

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

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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