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Support Worker
Mental Health | London W14 |£11.71 per hour | 3-4 months | Job Ref: BD6895 | Posted: 27/11/2019

Central is currently recruiting for a Project Worker based across three accommodation based services in Hammersmith & Fulham. These provide accommodation and support to people whose primary diagnosis is mental ill health and who require medium to higher level support. In this role you will be working in a single staff team who will work across all three sites.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a rota basis. Candidates will be required to work sleep-in shifts at this service and so candidates are asked to review this prior to registering interest. Cover is required for until the end of March 2020, with a possibility of extension.

In this position, you will be assigned clients from across the sites caseload and undertake a range of recovery focused activities. The primary aim is to develop, implement and review the support plan objectives and focusing on developing client's confidence to undertake the skills they need to live independently. The service will be delivered in a highly person centred and personalised/recovery approach.

You will hold a caseload of clients and be required to develop support plans that better manage clients' own emotional and mental health; develop social networks; achieve personal occupational goals; participate in both the service and the wider community; and move on to more independent accommodation.

To apply for this role, you must have the following:
- Demonstrable understanding of potential issues that arise when supporting people with mental health and complex needs within a residential setting.
- A demonstrable understanding of the Recovery Approach and how this translates into action.
- A demonstrable understanding of the process of engaging and motivating people to take increased personal responsibility for their lives.
- A demonstrable understanding of the principles of person-centred needs assessment, planning and SMART goal setting.
- A demonstrable understanding of the principles of risk assessment and the ability to carry this out in a respectful manner.
- A demonstrable understanding of Mental Health Legislation and how this may relate to this client group.
- A demonstrable understanding of the importance of working in partnership with external stakeholders (particularly community mental health services) and best practice for maintaining such relationships.
- The ability to be self servicing in the use of computers to: record progress and key work notes; send and receive emails; and maintain an electronic calendar.

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled for 6th December and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible, and ideally prior to Christmas 2019.

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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