Mental Health Support Worker

Market Drayton
£14500.00 - £17500.00 per annum
07 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Mental Health Support Officer

The Huntercombe Group are specialists in the treatment of mental health problems, learning disabilities and brain injury. They provide help and support to children, young people and adults with mental illnesses or learning difficulties, and people recover and rehabilitate having acquired brain injuries. The provision cares for up to 800 patients and residents nationally on a daily basis, with 26 hospitals and centres across the UK. Their award-winning medical teams, therapists and carers are expert at what they do. If you're looking for a career in mental health support work, there truly is no better provider to work for.

Your new role

  • You will be based at The Huntercombe Group hospital in the picturesque Staffordshire country side near Stoke on Trent. You will be responsible for the delivery of exceptional levels of day to day support and rehabilitation to adults with mental health and learning disabilities.
  • You will be actively involved in engaging in daily activities, educational programmes, behavioural support programmes and leisure / recreational activities, as outlined in individual care plans.
  • You will ensure the health, safety, welfare and security of patients, colleagues and members of the public are maintained at all times.

What you'll need to succeed

  • You will need to have a naturally caring and supportive nature.
  • You will need to possess some understanding of Mental Health support and rehabilitation in children's services.
  • You will need to be comfortable to work with people showing challenging behaviour.
  • Previous experience of working within a similar care or support setting is an advantage but not essential.
  • It is absolutely essential that you are flexible with shift work, including days, nights and weekends.
  • You will need to be committed to further training and professional career development.
  • You will need to possess a driving license and your own vehicle to work at this site.

What you'll get in return

  • You will be working for one of the UKs leading providers of mental health support and rehabilitation while having a genuine positive effect on the lives and futures of those patients under your care.
  • You will work a 46 hour week and receive a competitive salary of £8.47 per hour. (All hours worked in your week over 37.5 will be paid at £10.59 per hour - Overtime is also paid at £10.59 per hour)
  • You will be given access to and supported with excellent further professional training and career development opportunities.

Your Benefits package also includes

  • A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month's full pay and 3 month's half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Opportunity to train to become a nurse through our 'grow our own' nurses programme
  • Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

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