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Support Worker - Birchwood

Job Introduction

Everyone’s Turning Point is unique. It’s the moment when someone realises they have made a small, but important step forward. Very often, that small step is the start of the recovery process.

Birchwood is located in a community setting in Lees, Oldham.

Birchwood is a CQC Registered Nursing Home and offers packages of rehabilitation to 16 adults between the ages of 18 and 65 years, who experience severe and enduring mental health needs. We aspire to work in true partnership with our resident’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.

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

Role Responsibility

Working alongside Qualified Mental Health Nurses and the Multi-Disciplinary Team as a Support Worker, you will develop good working relationships with each of the residents, be able to recognise individual indicators of mental health and to have the skills to help the residents to develop appropriate and helpful coping strategies to further enable their recovery

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

A Support Worker at Birchwood involves working 37 hours per week including weekends and bank holidays and a shift pattern including rotational night rotation. 

The Ideal Candidate

Heath and social care experience or qualification would be desirable although not essential. You must be an excellent communicator and possess good people skills. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of supporting people with a mental health needs.

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?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
  • 28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.

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