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Senior Mental Health Support Worker





Posted: 21/11/2023

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Our mission at Response is to enable people of all ages to live a more fulfilled life by providing excellent mental health services, housing, and supported living. 

Do you have the desire to empower and promote independence and an interest in mental health? 

Senior Mental Health Support Worker - £23,500 - £25,000 per annum (Salaries vary depending on experiences)

Hours – 37 hours per week, Monday – Sunday, inclusive of bank holidays. Shifts include mornings, evenings, and weekends.

Service – Iris Hayter House, Littlemore, Oxford.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Iris Hayter House is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join their team. Iris Hayter House is a Care Quality Commission registered care home. The team provide care 24/7 for older adults who are diagnosed with enduring mental health needs.

Our clients really appreciate the passion from our Support Workers too: “The staff are caring, kind, compassionate and understanding. They support me and care for me and are first class. I am happier now than I have been in years.” Client in Adult Services.  

Overall job responsibility. Further detail can be viewed in the Job Description.

Some of the core duties include:

Supporting, encouraging and prompting residents with their medication and personal care.

Leading and coordinating the shift ensuring that residents are supported accordingly.

Communicating regularly with internal and external professionals.

Delegating appropriate responsibilities across the team.

Taking part in a range of activities during key working sessions with residents whilst helping them to achieve their aspirations.

Promoting and encouraging both physical and mental well-being.

Update and maintain records electronically.

The Successful Applicant:

Our main priority for all our roles at Response is to find people that can live our values every day – Caring, Safe, Creative and Aspirational.

Essential criteria:

A good understanding of different types of mental health illnesses and the level of care some residents may require.

GCSE Maths and English, being IT literate due to the volume of paperwork required to be kept up to date.

Good organisational, communication, written and verbal skills and can work calmly in difficult and challenging situations.

Experience of working within a team.??

Experience within a care or mental health settings is desirable, but not essential.

What We Offer:

25 days annual leave and standard bank and public holidays.

Blue Light card and other discounted shopping

Employee Assistance Plan - with access to free counselling 

Cycle to Work Scheme (after probation)

Enhanced family friendly leave

Flexible and agile working opportunities (role dependent) 

Professional qualification sponsorship and study leave 

£500 refer a friend bonus scheme 

Optional health cash care plan with money off prescriptions and treatments

Wellbeing hub and mental wellbeing support app – approved by NHS

Free flu jabs

Free DBS application

You will receive the training and confidence to use core therapeutic talk therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-based Trauma Informed Care and Mutual Aid to provide the best possible support to our clients.

If this Senior Mental Health Support Worker position sounds like the role for you then please apply today! We would love to hear from you! This vacancy may be closed early. To learn more about Response and what we do, please visit our website: .

Our employees and clients come from all over the world, we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture and are registered as a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our clients. All our roles require an enhanced DBS check, two references from most recent employers and you must have the right to work in the UK

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