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Job summary

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mental health and learning disabilities support
  • Full time
  • Part time
38.5 hours per week (Shift patterns - Days - 8am-8pm; Waking Nights 8pm-8am, including weekends)
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Northern Healthcare
Employer type
Holland House
£10 per hour
Salary period
06/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Support Worker - (Preston)

Job overview

Looking for a rewarding and fulfilling vocation, then why not join our team at Northern Health Care.  We provide mental health recovery services across many regions within the UK. Our services consist of support living and community outreach services which provides our residents and service users with access to 24 hr support from experienced clinical and support staff.

You will be supporting persons with learning disability or mental health illness to improve their lives and to live independently. 

Main duties of the job

We are currently recruiting support workers who are committed, positive, compassionate, understanding, dedicated, and dedicated to always put people first to join our team. You will be supporting persons with learning disability or mental health illness to improve their lives and to live independently.

It’s hard work and can sometimes be challenging but the rewards are truly amazing!

As a support worker, you will be at the heart of supporting our service users on a daily basis. You will work with service users to help them live a fulfilled and happy life, whilst living as independently as possible. You will help to enable them to develop positive relationships and to be valued as an equal member of their local community as part of their rehabilitation.

As part of this role you will work closely with a variety of colleagues and support staff to prioritise outcome focused support to our residents.

Working for our organisation

Where you’ll be working and hours of work

Your location will be Holland House, Preston, PR1 8BS

Working Hours

As a member of the bank team, you will be working when required during our day (8:00am - 8:00pm)  or waking night (8:00 pm - 8:00am) shifts,  including weekends. 

 In return, you’ll receive

  • Salary - £10 per hour
  • Induction and buddy programme
  • Career development and on the job learning opportunities
  • Access to discounted products and services
  • Enhanced disclosure barring scheme (DBS) check cost covered
  • Free car parking
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Ongoing employee recognition scheme and employee awards
  • Refer a friend scheme in which you can earn up to £250

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your responsibilities as a Support Worker

  • Ensure that our service users are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Support and guide service users with day-to-day activities enabling them to be able to live a full and as independent life as possible. This may include help to manage budgeting, domestic tasks, or meal preparation
  • Support and guide service users with grocery shopping and attending routine appointments.
  • Support service users whilst taking of prescribed medication.
  • Support service users to be as active as they would like to be as part of their local community, whilst encouraging them to try out new things. These could include days out, family visits or arranging to go to college or use their local leisure facilities.
  • Regularly review support plans whilst ensuring that they are committed to working toward their needs and aspirations.
  • Working positively and collaboratively with other colleagues within the team
  • Work within and implement our policy and procedure, including confidentiality and safeguarding.
  • Escalate as appropriate any concerns or issues in a timely manner.
  • To maintain and keep accurate records whilst reporting in a factual and ‘person centred’ approach.
  • Ideally, you will have some experience as a support worker or have gained your level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care.

Disclosure and Barring Service/Safeguarding

  • Candidates will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us.

Person specification

Qualification, experience and skills

Essential criteria
  • The ability to be a good team player
  • Meeting our key attributes
  • Experience in Mental Health or Learning Disability settings and/ or challenging behaviours
  • Evidence of working within a customer centred environment
Desirable criteria
  • Gained your level 2 or 3 in Health and Social care or have training in relevant practical skills
  • Knowledge of Excel/ Windows Office software applications including: SharePoint, Excel, Word. Computer literate

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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