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Support Worker - Forensic Mental Health

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Vetro Care, Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £17500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams

We are recruiting for experienced Support Workers who have a Forensic and Mental Health background to join a specialist 11 bedded Supported Living service based in Cowley, Oxfordshire.
You would be supporting vulnerable males aged 18-60 who have a criminal background and associated complex needs such as self-harming, personality disorder, schizophrenia, acquired brain injury and a diagnosis of Mental Health.

 £17,550 per year (£9.00 p/h).
Hours: 37.5 hours a week. Full-Time and Permanent.
Day Shifts: 7am - 2:30pm, 2pm - 9:30pm
Waking Night Shifts: 9pm - 7:30am
You will be expected to work a mixture of both days and nights on a rota basis.


  • Supporting ex-offenders within a Supported Living setting.
  • Encouraging independence.
  • Encouraging and building social skills.
Requirements / Experience:
  • Must have experience in working within a Mental Health / Forensic environment.
  • Must have experience in working with challenging behaviours and complex trauma/needs.
  • Experience in drug and alcohol substance misuse is an advantage.
  • Control / MAPPA restraint training is essential.
  • Must have knowledge of the Mental Health Act.
  • Must be resilient, flexible and committed.
  • Full UK Manual Driving Licence is desirable but not essential.
  • Must be over the age of 24 due to the needs and requirements of the service.
  • Free Enhanced DBS.
  • 28 days of annual leave including Bank Holidays.
  • Full training provided.
  • Career progression.
Due to the current situation, telephone interviews are being held as opposed to meeting face-to-face, so we do require that you have a smartphone or computer - or access to one.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, click apply! Or refer a friend for up to £250!!