Support Worker (Mental Health)
36 hours per week - Permanent post
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the community mental health teams within Sefton, as an outreach/support worker, providing a service to people in their own homes, this will entail working across both North and South Sefton on occasion. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who have a keen interest on Mental Health.
Our team work with individuals with Severe and enduring mental ill health, often impacted by dual diagnosis that can affect their confidence, and the ability to carry out activities of daily living. With people for a short period of time to promote their confidence, have choice and control, and maximise their wellbeing and independence in the local community.
You will be part of a team and will have access to direction, support and supervision from a qualified Social Worker, and other team members.
Ideally you will have some experience of working within a care environment/mental health, and have an NVQ in social care ongoing training will be provided. This will give you the opportunity to enhance your current skill set and learn new ones.
Effective communication skills are key, as this role is largely face to face work with vulnerable adults as well las communicating with allied health workers and other professionals.
To be short listed for interview you will need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential/desirable criteria in the person specification on your application.
It is Sefton Council’s practice to request references for candidates that have been offered a job. This post is also subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.
This post is 36 hours per week, working Monday to Friday. 27 days Annual leave plus bank holidays, and membership into the local Government pension scheme.
Base Waterloo/Borough wide
Closing Date 17.07.20
Interview Date 30.07.20
Any enquires in relation to this post please contact Mary Helsby Team manager on 0151 330 8500.
Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert). Please fully complete the online application form.