Waking Nights Mental Health Recovery Worker

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Recruiter
Servol Community Services
Location
Birmingham
Salary
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Posted
21 Sep 2019
Closes
19 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
We have an opportunity available for a Waking Nights Mental Health Recovery Worker to join us based in our respite unit in South Birmingham. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, we are offering acompetitive rate of GBP8.50 per hour.
Servol Community Respite Services provide a service for vulnerable females experiencing mental health conditions. Due to the unit being female service users, we must have a female Mental Health Recovery Worker as part of our 'Genuine Occupational Requirement'.
As our Waking Nights Mental Health Recovery Worker you will work nights between 9pm and 8.15am on a rolling rota basis: 3 shifts one week, followed by 4 shifts the following week, followed by 3 shifts the week after.
Key duties and responsibilities of Waking Nights Mental Health Recovery Worker:
- Encourage service users to contribute fully to their care and support plan by making informed choices

- Maintain regular contact with service users to check on their welfare and provide support as set out in their care plan

- Prompt or administer medication to agreed standards and in line with policy and procedure

- Provide person-centred support to service users who are unable to rest or are in crisis overnight

- Liaise with external agencies (such as CPNs, Social Workers, Community Mental Health Teams etc.) in relation to the service users, where necessary

- Encourage service users to feel able to contribute to the development of the service

- Provide information and support service users on issues of personal care and food hygiene

- Complete all forms/records required during each shift to include Health & Safety, Client activity, Accidents & Incidents
This is not an exhaustive list of your duties
Skills and experience required to become our Waking Nights Mental Health Recovery Worker:
- NVQ/QCF/BTEC First Certificate Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent

- Must be working towards Level 3 qualification

- Experience of working with people in a support or care role

- Working knowledge of care planning and/or Key working

- Supporting clients with medication

- Experience of working in Residential or day services

- A working understanding of procedures for the protection of vulnerable adults

- An understanding of Health and Safety and risk management issues and application in social care

- Positive attitude to working with people experiencing mental health problems

- Non-judgemental approach to working with people
If you feel that you have the skills and experience required to become our Waking Nights Mental Health Recovery Worker, please click 'apply' today - we would love to hear from you!