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Support Assistant
Mental Health | London W14 |£10.55 per hour | 3-4 months | Job Ref: BD6894 | Posted: 27/11/2019

Central is currently recruiting for a Support Assistant, to work in mental health services in the Hammersmith and Fulham area. You will work across three sites, in a hub and spoke model. These consist of a high support hostel and two medium support projects (all within walking distance of each other) supporting 23 people.

The service provides accommodation to support clients with mental health needs with the aim to increase each individual client's ability to maintain their tenancy and meet occupancy obligations, maximise social inclusion and reduce social isolation.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday rota basis consisting of early, late and sleep-in shifts. Cover is required for 3-4 months.

As a Support Assistant, you will work under the direction of the service manager and alongside a paired keyworker to support clients to identify their goals and work towards these, with the ultimate aim of better managing their mental health and moving to lower supported or independent accommodation. You will also help facilitate structured workshops and activities within our service which provide clients with the opportunity to build relationships and learn new skills.

To apply for this role, you must have:
- An understanding of the principles of planned support and working with vulnerable people.
- An ability to effectively liaise with a range of service providers or agencies in order to establish or improve quality of life for clients.
- An understanding of the principles underlying a quality and customer focussed service with the proven ability to empower service users.
- The ability to be self motivating, work under pressure and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.
- An ability to be self-servicing in the use of IT applications and basic keyboard skills to record activities and to send and receive emails.
- The ability to coach someone to undertake a range of practical tasks relating to their independent living including moving into a new home.
- The ability to undertake practical basic household maintenance with clients.
- Willingness to work flexibly in response to changing organisational requirements and work outside of office hours.
- To provide effective day to day shift cover that supports the aims of the project, including working a 24/7 rota which includes earlies, lates and sleep-in shifts.
- A level of numeracy sufficient to carry out tasks such as budgeting with clients, calculating benefit entitlements and understanding rent arrears.

Candidates should be available for interview on Friday 6th December with the potential to start immediately.

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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