Ref. SBLISS1001

Mental Health Worker

  • Location: Lewisham, England
  • Salary: £15 - £17 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Nursing is looking for hard working, dedicated Mental Health Workers. These positions are in the London Borough of Lewisham for Lewisham Supported Housing. The pay rate is between £15-£17 per hour.

The role:

You will be working closely with people who are suffering from various mental health conditions to help them recover from their illness and improve their general quality of life. This role includes assessing patients, providing care/support, developing risk assessments, managing patient documents. Days/nights available.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Supporting recovery and promoting independence through encouraging service user involvement in all aspects of the Recovery Star including action planning and working collaboratively to build on strengths and increase daily living skills.
  2. To support recovery through a tailored and client centred approach taking into account the cultural and ethnic diversity of service users.
  3. To key work a cohort of service users, ensuring Action Plans are formulated with clear objectives and SMART outcomes.  The plan will be agreed with service users and reviewed regularly with relevant others which may include: relatives, care co-ordinators and significant others.
  4. To carry out full risk assessments of service users incorporating the views of any other agencies and of service users.
  5. To support service users to carry out practical tasks of daily living including:-
  • Promoting and supporting ordinary life opportunities and choices.
  • Promoting meaningful use of time though encouraging use of community based facilities and to engage in vocational, educational and social activities.
  • Encouraging self-medication with support; prompting and supervision where appropriate.
  • Supporting service users manage their own finances.
  • Ensuring that service users with high level physical needs receive appropriate levels of ongoing care and support, in accordance with their needs.To encourage service users to be fully involved in all aspects of service delivery in line with the principles of co-production, including: business planning, service user forum, policy and procedure review, house meetings and health and safety.

       6. To encourage service users to be fully involved in all aspects of service delivery in line with the principles of co-production, including: business planning, service user forum, policy and procedure  review, house meetings and health and safety.

        7. To develop and deliver workshops to service users to enhance their living skills.

  1. To provide appropriate support and supervision to volunteers with support from the Senior Mental Health worker and Project Manager
  1. To take a lead on an agreed area of practice, which currently includes: Service user involvement, community inclusion, art and culture, smoking cessation, healthy living,
  1. To report promptly any urgent house maintenance problems to the Senior Mental Health worker and Hexagon Housing Association.
  1. To  undertake regular health and safety checks within the properties and ensure that appropriate Health and Safety standards are maintained.
  1. To maintain accurate, relevant records in accordance with Family Action policies including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  1. To liaise with outside agencies, including Department of Work and Pensions, Housing Benefit, Prevention Inclusion and Public Health Commissioning (PIPHC) , GP’s, Community Mental Health Team and other mental health professionals.

      14. To be able to evidence Family Action’s values at all times, which underpin Family Action’s mission of ‘building stronger families’ by:

             a) Being people focused

             b) Reflecting a ‘can do’ approach

             c) Striving for excellence in everything we do

             d) Having mutual respect for everyone we work with, work for and support through our services

       15. To ensure you have an understanding (appropriate to your role) of, and comply with Family Action’s procedures for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

       16. To comply with Family Action’s Diversity & Equality Policy and our Ethical Policy in every aspect of your work and positively promote the principles of these policies amongst colleagues, service users and other members of the community.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Experience: 1+ year working as a Mental Health Care Support Worker within the UK
  • Compliance: Up to date DBS and Mandatory Training. PMVA/MAPA required
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

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