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Support Worker - Wakefield Inspiring Recovery

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

Job Introduction

Turning Point is a leading Social Enterprise which supports people with a wide range of complex needs across Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Public Health. We are currently recruiting for a health care professional to work in our Wakefield Inspiring Integrated Substance Misuse Service as Support Worker where you’ll have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support who are experiencing difficulties from drugs and alcohol usage.

Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career within a social enterprise. So if you’re ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge with a sector leader then this could be the opportunity for you.

Running health and social care services as a social enterprise, we invest every penny back into our care – and our people. So, if you’re ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge, progress your career with a sector leader.

Role Responsibility

To enable Service Users with individual needs to improve their quality of life within their community while remaining within budget and policy and procedure guidelines. To promote independence, wellbeing and health life choices among service users. To monitor, supervise and provide support to service users, working as part of a team with a client group with Substance Misuse issues.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Requirements:

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor the message to the audience.
  • Adaptable and able to work in a challenging and changeable environment
  • Ability to deliver against agreed objectives and targets
  • Able to deliver services/treatment/interventions in a person centred, non-judgemental manner
  • Understanding of the issues faced by clients with mental health and/or dual diagnosis challenges
  • Awareness of associated issues faced by service users with a mental health problem and/or dual diagnosis
  • Proven track record in managing incidents of verbal and violent aggression
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity when developing group/individual interventions with service users

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?

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 opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
  • 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 tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

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

 

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