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Support Worker

  • Job reference: ELT1
  • Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Adults
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Job description: We are looking for a Mental Health Support Worker for a fantastic opportunity to join private Mental Health Supported Living Service within Bury St Edmunds.

*Do you know someone who would be interested in this role? We offer a £250 referral bonus per successful candidate that is referred*

Temporary pay rate:
*Days £10ph
*Nights & Saturdays £11ph
*Sunday & Bank Holidays £12ph

Hours and length of contract:
*3-4 shifts per week
*Including some weekends and evenings across a fixed rota pattern.
*The manager is looking for the positions to be filled ASAP

Daily Duties:
The service is 24hr supported housing based in Bury St Edmunds and referrals are made by secondary mental health services for temporary placements up to approximately 2 years.

The service supports adults with mental health issues and/complex needs and we are looking for enthusiastic people who can make a positive impact on the lives of these individuals. The adult community services also refer in service users with high functioning Learning Disability or autism diagnoses.

You will support service users to identify and use their strengths to help manage the things in life that they find difficult, and therefore promote recovery and independence.

Ideal candidates will be proactive and have the ability to empower others to increase their independence and be able to work collaboratively with people with mental health difficulties and/or complex needs.

The role will include but is not limited to:
*Providing emotional support to individuals.
*Helping with household tasks, personal care and paperwork.
*Supporting and monitoring healthcare needs, including administering medication and temperature checks.
*Supporting them to pursue hobbies and interests.
*Helping with everyday tasks such as meal preparation, writing a shopping list, going shopping or maintaining their housing tenancy.
*Analysing an individual's needs and drawing up a focused support plan.

Person specification:
The applicant must be DBS cleared for the position advertised and have previous experience in the field.

If you are interested in this role then please contact Emma at SCS on 01772 208963 or send across your CV directly to