Overview

Mental Health Support Worker
Support Workers will provide support to Clients with mental health needs that have a connection to the criminal justice services. They will help Clients develop the life skills they require to meet their assessed needs. This will include providing physical, domestic, emotional and social care. They will work with clients to manage their tenancies, promote social inclusion and alongside other members of the team to promote independent living, encouraging Clients to maximise their skills and choices.
Key Responsibilities:
Role Specific Competencies: Theory, Knowledge and Practice

Has knowledge of mental health needs and ability to identify behaviours associated with individual relapse triggers
Has an understanding of the signs and symptoms associated with serious mental illness and the impact mental disorders can have on the individual
Has an understanding of the roles of different professionals and agencies involved in care for people with a forensic history and a mental illness e.g. CMHT’s, Responsible
Clinicians and Social Supervisors

Is able to contribute to risk management and the evidence-based principles of relational security
Is able to contribute to recovery-orientated approaches and delivering a flexible and personalised service
Has an understanding of medication management and reporting systems
Has an understanding of the impact of drug and alcohol misuse on people with mental health problems
Is able to work with service users to maintain strategies that sustain reduced offending behaviours
Has the ability to reflect continuous practice development in one’s own work
Has a working knowledge of safeguarding procedures and the ability to sustain strategies that are developed through these arrangements
Accountabilities:

If a need arises, deliver all aspects of support to enable a customer to develop independent living skills as appropriate to the individual needs of the customer. In some services, this will include delivering personal and physical care as appropriate
Support Clients to undertake all domestic tasks wherever possible, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills, to ensure Clients enjoy a high quality of accommodation
Participate in the support planning and risk management, as facilitated by the lead Support Worker.
Carry out security duties to ensure the safety of the Clients and premises
Monitor the CCTV throughout the shift
Enable Clients to make full use of community facilities by providing support as directed
Carry out support duties to enable Clients to integrate into the community including e.g. accompanying the customer to attend benefit agency appointments and meetings, go shopping, to enquire at colleges about possible courses, to visit various public amenities
Report any observations relating to Clients welfare
Participate in team meetings/reviews and the general development of the service.
Undertake any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as may be reasonably assigned
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Permanent

Salary: £10.00 /hour

Experience:

Support Environment: 1 year (Preferred)
Licence:

NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care (Preferred)