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Mental Health Support Worker

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Vetro Nursing, Specialised Services, Support Work & HCA's

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £9.30 - £10.42 per hour, Benefits: Pension, Weekly Pay, Flexi hours, Full & part time roles

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    02382 123355

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

  • Are you looking for flexible working hours in Southampton?
  • Would you like to make a difference to the lives of people with mental health illnesses?
We are looking for flexible and committed Support Staff to work within a challenging hospital setting in Southampton. Experience is preferred but not mandatory as full training can be provided.

Your role will involve providing specialist support to promote recovery and enable patients to acquire the skills needed to manage their emotions.

Your role will be to meet with the patients to assess their engagement levels, ensure care and risk assessments are up to date and are accurate to their needs, to promote patients safety and to ensure company policies are adhered to at all times.

The service includes supporting children and young people with mental health needs, adults with eating disorders, along with supporting patients with anxiety, depression & personality disorders.

All of the above work will be carried out under the guidance of a qualified nurse and with the support of a fully trained team.
  • We have full time and part time work available. We also have day and night shifts available. 
  • The hourly pay rate offered for this role is between £9.30- £10.42. Bank holidays are paid at time and a half.
Within this role you will experience high levels of challenging behaviours, patients who may self harm and some mental health needs that some people may find distressing, due to this, all staff members are required to attend our specialist 3 day PMVA training course. For those with experience, you will be aware that this course usually costs £250 or above. We are able to offer this at a highly discounted £75 (We pay the remainder) The course will be held on Week commencing 16th November near Winchester.

What you will need:
  • You will need to attend our specialist 3 day PMVA training course. 
  • To complete the clients mandatory online training courses if you do not have a current certificate for them. These are free of charge to you
  • All Health and Social Care workers are required to hold an enhanced DBS check - If you already have a DBS on the update service, we are able to use this. If not, DBS certificates can be purchased 

In return you will get:
  • Weekly pay (every Friday)
  • Free Meals whilst on duty
  • Free Car parking on site
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPP)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Comprehensive induction training programme
  • Potential for career development within the site and organisation
  • Refer a Friend scheme
At Vetro Care, we have over 100 years’ combined recruitment experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We are REC and CIW registered and pride ourselves on the service we offer our clients and candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role.
Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position we’re here to help.
Vetro Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Vetro is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.