Flexible Support Workers - Bank Staff (Waking Nights & Day Staff)

  • £9.00 p.h (£18.00 p.h. when working on a Statutory Bank Holiday)
  • Waltham Abbey, Essex
  • Bridge Support

Bank/Relief Vacancies in Harlow, Colchester and Waltham Abbey with Bridge Support

Bridge Support is a Mental Health Service provider believes that all clients with mental health problems can achieve and make positive changes to their lives as they move along their pathway of recovery.

Due to expanding our services we wish to recruit Flexible Support Bank/Relief staff to join the Bridge team to work across our services in the the above areas to:

• To provide flexible support to clients with enduring mental health needs over a shift rota of 7 days a week

• To support client move on and manage their progress along their individual recovery path

• To encourage clients to identify and define their own goals and work towards being as resilient and independent of services

as possible,

reducing their reliance on medical interventions and hospitalisations

• To provide focused outcome based support measured against clients’ goals, recovery and achievements

• To support clients with specific needs arising from dual diagnosis

• To meet the needs of the service you will be expected to work across different services and sites

The main duties include:

- Providing flexible social, emotional and practical support to clients in their own homes and other locations within their community

- Taking responsibility for an allocated number of clients in order to meet the needs of the service

- Working with clients from the outset of their referral to Bridge services with a focus on planning for move on which will include

registration for general needs housing

- Ensuring clients can take positive risks to achieve maximum independence

- Providing outcome focused support with specific emphasis on time defined targets as set out within Bridge’s agreed outcomes for

the service including but not limited to move on, crisis management and building resilience

- Initiating, implement and maintain a Recovery Star approach to clients, taking into account their mental, physical, emotional,

social, financial and cultural needs

- Monitor progress against support plan outcome which may include monitoring but not administering of medication

- Provide practical guidance and signposting as necessary to clients in connection with welfare benefits and other needs

- Make referrals to external agencies including social services, GP, drug and alcohol services as necessary. Liaise with these

agencies on an on-going basis

- Supporting clients to maintain their tenancies including timely payment of bills and rent.

- Providing support and advice to reduce the risks of anti-social behaviour

If you are interested in joining the Bridge Support bank of flexible support workers stating if you have a specific interest in day or waking night shifts, please submit your CV and full job description will be forwarded to you. Please note that all personal data will be treated in line with General Data Protection Regulations.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: Essex