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Support Worker – PERMANENT

  • Job ReferenceSupport Worker PERMANENT
  • RoleResidential Care Worker, Support Worker
  • LocationPontypridd, Rhonnda Cynon Taff
  • Date PostedJanuary 14, 2021

Specialism/Sector : Mental Health, Learning Difficulties

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MALE ONLY SUPPORT WORKER

Do you have an interest in helping those with mental health needs and complex learning disabilities to live with less restriction and greater independence? Are you energetic and enthusiastic, with a desire to make a difference and enrich the lives of others?

We are recruiting on behalf of a trusted organisation that’s belief is that everyone entrusted to their care deserves to be treated with dignity, compassion and honesty. With their clients coming from a variety of backgrounds this Social Care provider offers supports to both men and women with mental health needs, learning disabilities and acquired brain injury. Through purposely designed homes across South Wales and the South West, they offer a specialist residential service that provides step down and rehabilitation within a clinical care pathway.

As a Support Worker in one of their Porth-based homes, you will be required to provide residential and therapeutic support to all clients, enabling them to gain greater independence to facilitate as easy a transition as possible. You will encourage our service users to become actively involved in the running of their home, as well as helping to manage weekly meetings to ensure our residents get the opportunity to feedback on service they receive. Working alongside their multi-disciplinary team, you will help to facilitate active rehabilitation through promoting programmes of education and leisure activities in the local communities.

The normal working week is 38.5 hours worked flexibly Monday to Sunday. Shifts will include days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Your benefits will include:

  • a salary of £17,561.25+ dependent on experience and qualifications
  • opportunities to access overtime bonuses
  • 21 days’ annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays
  • career succession planning
  • extensive training
  • overtime bonus

To join our team, you must:

  • demonstrate enthusiasm and an innovative approach to enriching our service users’ lives
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have a desire to learn
  • be able to undertake an enhanced DBS check
  • Driver’s license and own vehicle is essential

 

This particular service is based on the Recovery Model with high levels of relational security and strong multidisciplinary team (MDT) working to underpin our service users’ journeys to recovery.  For some service users their journeys have begun from medium secure services whilst others step down to this one from either low security or locked rehabilitation.

Set in a quiet location in the small town of Porth, they have excellent access to local amenities including work opportunities, shops, libraries and cafes, whilst a wider range of facilities are on offer just a short distance away in the larger town of Pontypridd.

They have been recognised for the excellent work that they do with men, who in the past have found it all too easy to move through greater levels of security but have found it increasingly difficult to make the transition to step-down to community living.

In particular, this service has supported service users to gain paid employment and qualifications, develop their relationships, access continued therapy and to finally move onto greater independence with the least restrictions possible.  Some service users have successfully moved to their own homes with minimal support from community teams, whilst others have moved forward to other types of supported living.

This service has proved a turning point for many of its service users in preventing revolving door admissions and reversing a pattern of repeated community breakdowns.

They are able to offer continuity of care for individuals stepping down from our own hospitals or provide MDT support to clients transferring from other services.  This is critical to be able to address therapeutic, psychiatric and psychological needs speedily with cohesive MDT working within Ty Brynteg itself.

They offer six bedrooms plus a self-contained flat which promotes independent living within the service itself.

For more information about this role please contact Matt, Liam or Maria on 02920 104020

Contract details

  • LocationPontypridd, Rhonnda Cynon Taff
  • PositionSupport Worker – PERMANENT
  • Type of workSocial Care
  • Contract/position start date14/01/2021
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