Mental Health Support Worker - Oldham Dispersed Accommodation
Everyone’s Turning Point is unique. It’s the moment when they realise they’ve made a small, but important, step forward. Very often, that small step is the start of something bigger. But only when the right support, advice and services are in place.
Working across several supported living properties in Oldham, you will support people to gain skills to live independently. With an emphasis on key working, you’ll need to work flexibly to manage your own small caseload and help with the day to day running of the services.
Passionate about supporting people, you'll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you make this role your own as part of our friendly, multidisciplinary team.
As a Mental Health Support Worker you can make a real difference in the lives of the people you support as you work closely with them to help them achieve their potential. Turning Point has several well-established services within Manchester. You will form part of a wider supportive management team within the region.
This role will involve working over a 12 week rolling Rota with sleep in shifts, early / late shifts, and every other weekend.
We also offer additional payment for each sleep shift completed.
We also have part-time positions available and we welcome applicants who can work only weekends, evenings or nights.
You’ll provide support that helps individuals to decrease isolation, integrate into the community and make the most of every new opportunity. People’s lives will be truly changed by you. So, we’ll offer the chance to thrive on a wide range of challenges as you support their recovery. This will include identifying ways of building their independence, resilience and aspirations, as well as providing informal support to their families too.
The day to day duties of a MH Support Worker consist of:
- Key working service users on a 1:1 basis
- Development of person centred support plans and risk assessments
- Supporting individuals to manage their medication independently
- Liaison with community based teams including: Mental Health Team, Consultant Psychiatrist, GPs, charities, activity based services, DWP etc
- Supporting service users with daily living skills: shopping, cooking, prompts with personal care, cleaning and generally maintaining their tenancy
Please note that is is a lone-working role.
The Ideal Candidate
We’re ideally looking for a Support Worker with experience of working with people with long-term mental health issues. It’s essential that you have a good understanding of the recovery model, together with a solution-focused attitude and a person-centred approach. A team player with lots of energy, you’ll also need the strong communication skills, flexible approach and positive attitude needed to achieve targets in a challenging, changeable environment. With empathy, understanding and patience, we’ll not only expect you to like talking with people – but be passionate about helping them too.
A calm approach and ability to identify and manage risk will be essential.
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.