Community Mental Health Support Worker

Margate, Kent, England
CT9 1GA
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 20.33 - 21.777 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 20.33 - 21.777 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join our diverse, experienced and professional team.

We are looking for individuals who have experience of working within mental health and are able to engage and work with people in a practical way that enables recovery and/or wellbeing in both people with dementia and functional mental health difficulties. We encourage applications from people with experience of working within a community mental health care setting.

We would like applicants to have:
  • NVQ at Level 2 in health and social care or equivalent relevant training
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Good IT skills
  • Willingness to complete training on the Trust`s electronic clinical records system (RIO)
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Willingness to develop skills and abilities
  • An outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • A full UK driver's licence or the ability and willingness to travel around independently.


Main duties of the job

The expectations of the role are as follows:
  • You will have a caseload of clients to work with alongside a qualified professional
  • You will assist in devising and implementing care plans for your clients
  • You will identify any risks and feed this back to the clinician or team leaders
  • You will take part in daily morning meetings to discuss high risk patients
  • You will take part in monthly reflective practice sessions, complex case discussions and any team training provided
  • You may have a lead role within the team
  • You will attend managerial and clinical supervision 4-6 weekly
  • You will be supportive of your colleagues
  • You will act as a role model for new members of staff and be part of inducting them into the team once you have completed your own induction
  • You will attend both corporate and local induction sessions
  • You will be flexible to ensure that risk is prioritised
  • You will be professional and practice to a high standard


Working for our organisation

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder will work with clients in their own homes and may be expected to co-facilitate some practical groups and activities if required, both within the service and in the local community. The post holder will be expected to work 9:00-17:00 Monday to Friday although the Trust does offer flexible working which can be applied for after the induction period.

Please note you will be required to engage in both corporate and local inductions. There is a 6-month probation period during which time your line manager will meet with you regularly to review your progress, any learning or development needs or any areas of support.

Person specificationSkillsEssential criteria
  • UK Drivers Licence and access to a car

Desirable criteria
  • Good IT skills


QualificationsEssential criteria
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent (2)

Desirable criteria
  • •Previous experience of working with people with mental illness and/or Dementia


KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part

Ref: 368618219

Job Details

Community Mental Health Support Worker

Margate, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 20.33 - 21.777 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
23 Dec 2021

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