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Mental Health Support Worker

£13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Waltham Forest

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Mental Health Support Worker

About our clients' Service: Join the dedicated team working in the Waltham Forest area, where we operate four supported houses, a small floating support service, and a day program for adults experiencing mental health challenges. The primary goal is to empower individuals with ongoing mental health issues to thrive in the community, maintain their mental well-being, and progress toward independent living.

Position Details:

  • Job Type: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Sunday on a rotating basis
  • Shifts: Variable shifts (10 hours, 8 hours, and 5 hours) between 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Coverage: Ongoing on a rolling monthly basis

Responsibilities: As a Project Worker, your role will include:

  • Managing a caseload of 12 key clients
  • Motivating and coaching clients to attend appointments and participate in activities
  • Maximising income for clients and the service through regular benefit reviews
  • Recording needs and risk assessments in the system
  • Completing referrals and attending move-on assessments as an advocate
  • Assisting clients with the process of moving into the scheme
  • Addressing practical accommodation-related issues, including risk assessment
  • Collecting information to inform assessment and support planning
  • Managing rent and service charge payments, attending statutory appointments, and ensuring compliance with treatment or criminal justice requirements
  • Supporting clients to engage in activities that promote independence and community involvement
  • Ensuring necessary information for referrals to other services is available and forwarded
  • Building clients' abilities and confidence through coaching and 1:1 support to enhance independent living skills
  • Establishing and maintaining strong connections with local statutory and voluntary agencies and community resources
  • Developing opportunities for clients with grant-giving charities or specialist agencies to facilitate move-on options and access primary and other healthcare services

Mental Health Support Worker

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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