Expired: NCHA: Support Worker – Mental Health, Nottingham

NCHA logoSupport Worker – Mental Health

Salary: £18,540 – £20,315 per annum (£9,61 – £10.53 per hour)
Location: Radford, Nottingham
Hours: 37 hours per week, Full time
Closing Date: 07/08/2022 23:59

in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, help us make a difference!

Garnet House offers supported fully furnished accommodation to individuals 18  years & over experiencing mental health difficulties.

What are we looking for?

You will be equipped with the right values and be given training to make you highly resilient to allow you to demonstrate patience and understanding even in times of crisis. We know it’s a challenging role, but we also know you will be remarkable at it.

You will already have a good understanding of housing related support, experience of working in mental health and be able to work positively in a team to achieve the desired outcome. You will enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have experience of making a positive impact in a vulnerable person’s life. It is key that you understand that the role is to support service users to gain independence.

So what will you be doing?

Support could be anything from providing emotional support to washing pots. One day you might get the chance to hear an amazing story about a service user’s life whilst cooking them a balanced meal. You may support service users with budgeting, administration, and you will be an advocate for them in professional meetings.

Your naturally empathetic personality will shine through during key work and by being organised and caring we believe you will make a massive difference to our service user’s well-being.

Numeracy, literacy and IT skills are essential as you will updating support plans and recording notes frequently.

Shift Patterns

Support is all year round; so you will need to be available to work a variety of shifts across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. Generally, shifts are between 7am and 10pm.

 

All successful candidates will be required to take a numerical and literacy test prior to the interview.

All correspondence will be via your registered email address.

You will need to attach a CV in order to apply for this role.

Apply online or email a CV over to [email protected]

As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, NCHA welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates. As part of our LGBT Allies Programme, we also welcome applications from members of the LGBT community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace. 

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We’re Nottingham Community Housing Association, known to many as NCHA. We’ve been around since 1973, and we’re really proud of that. We’re more than just a housing association: we deliver care and support to people all over the East Midlands. Read our story to find out more about us.