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Support Worker - Forensic Mental Health

  • Location:

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £17500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

  • Contact email:

    cerys@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    J48_1588201937

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-29

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • 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.

Salary: £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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • Free Enhanced DBS.
  • 28 days of annual leave including Bank Holidays.
  • Full training provided.
  • Career progression.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, click apply! Or refer a friend for up to £250!!