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Support Assistant (london B)
Mental Health | London SE9 |£9.23 per hour | Permanent | Job Ref: BD6122 | Posted: 11/06/2018

Central is currently recruiting for a permanent Support Assistant to work in the Greenwich area (Woolwich and Mottingham), providing support to customers with complex needs including mental health, alcohol and drug dependancy.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday, on a rota basis. The main shift patterns include: 7AM - 3PM / 8AM- 4PM / 9AM - 5PM /10AM - 6PM / 1PM - 9PM / 1.30PM - 9/30PM.The pay rate for this role is £18,000 per annum.

You will support customers to better manage their recovery, develop their independent living skills and promote social inclusion and good physical health. The service aims to improve the quality of life of customers, building confidence and skills to allow them to live independently while playing an active role in their communities. All customers are treated as individuals with specific needs, and are treated with respect and dignity, and focusing on achieving real results.

The services place a strong emphasis on customer involvement and you will be expected to actively promote moving on to independent living. Your role will involve collaborating with relevant community agencies to ensure customers receive appropriate advice and support and raising their awareness of local services and facilities to ensure they have access to training, education and work.

As a Support Assistant, you'll need:
- To be flexible, motivated and commited
- Experience of working with vulnerable people with a range of needs in a support capacity
- Good communication skills and the ability to engage with, and respect the needs of, vulnerable people
- To work on a rota, which may include evenings and weekends
- To manage and maintain administration and recording systems
- To comply with policies & procedures, including: Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Customer Care

What's on offer:
- Flexible working hours
- Competitive rates of pay
- Fantastic induction, training, and ongoing support to grow your knowledge.
- Access to mandatory and specialist mental health training programs
- Opportunities to progress your career
- Other benefits include discounts at major retailers and high street stores, childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work scheme

Due to the nature of the role, successful applicants will need a DBS check prior to appointment.

You may also be asked to provide a supporting statement of no more than two pages, outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.

Do you have the skills and ambition to be a Support Assistant? Are you caring and compassionate and looking to make a difference to people's lives? If the answer is yes, please confirm your interest by 19.06.2018. Suitable candidates can then be sent further information.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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