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Mental Health Support Worker

Job Introduction

Pendlebury House is part of Turning Point, a leading Health and Social Care Organization and a Registered Charity. We are located in a community setting in Swinton, Manchester.

Pendlebury House is an independent hospital and offers packages of rehabilitation to informal and detained service users under the MHA, treatment and care to 10 males who experience severe and enduring mental health needs. We aspire to work in true partnership with our SU’s. We encourage everyone to reach their full potential, whilst working towards personal recovery goals. Ultimately our aim is to reintroduce and maintain daily living skills alongside the psychosocial interventions necessary to equip people to live more independently in the community.

Role Responsibility

Working alongside qualified nurses, occupational therapists, assistant psychologists and project workers as a Support Worker, you will develop good working relationships with each of the men, be able to recognize individual indicators of mental health and to have the skills to help the men to develop appropriate coping strategies.

A large part of your role will be to implement planned, appropriate interventions, promoting independence, well–being and healthy life choices, you will also be involved in a range of activities, supporting the men with daily living skills following recovery programs and activity programs that will help our men to develop the important skills they need to progress through their recovery pathway.

The Ideal Candidate

We are now looking for a committed and enthusiastic Support worker to join our team.

Heath and social care experience or qualification would be desirable. You must be an excellent communicator and possess good people skills. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting people with a mental health problem.

Being a Support Worker in a hospital setting, it involves working 37 hours per week and a shift pattern across three different shifts, early, late, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

About us

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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