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Mental Health Support Worker - Hastings Sanctuary Service

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Join Hastings Sanctuary Service, and you won't simply make a profound difference to the lives of up to 7 men or women with Mental Health issues and/or a Personality Disorder who are in a crisis. You will also shape an innovative, person–centred therapeutic model that really could change the way the individuals we support are treated in the future.

Hastings Sanctuary Service has an underpinning philosophy of person centred development and embeds therapeutic, meaningful activity in every intervention and interaction.

This is a full-time role - 36 hours per week but we will consider applicants who are looking for less hours.

Role Responsibility

As a Support Worker, you will develop good working relationships with each of the guests staying, be able to recognize individual indicators of mental health or personality disorder needs and to have the skills to support the guests to develop appropriate coping strategies and sign post them onto other service providers for longer term support.

A large part of your role will be to implement planned, appropriate interventions, promoting independence, well–being and give then hope for the future.

You will also aim for the guests with mental health issues to stay for no longer than 4-7 days, and a structured 3 night stay for those guests on the Personality Disorder Pathway.

The Ideal Candidate

Heath and social care experience or qualification would be desirable but a passion for supporting people with mental health issues is essential. You must be an excellent communicator and possess good people skills. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting people with Mental Health and Personality Disorder issues in either a working or personal environment.

As a Support Worker, your hours will involve shift work which includes days, nights and some weekends and bank holidays.

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What benefits will I receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to buy or sell additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

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