Support Worker for Rethink – closes 30 April

Rethink Mental Illness help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Our Cornwall Community Service provides 1:2:1 and group based support across Cornwall for people aged 18 and over with mental health needs to develop independent living skills, reduce social isolation and make links in the local community for ongoing support.

Rethink Mental Illness are recruiting for 2 Mental Health Support Workers who are passionate and committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness in Cornwall. 

We believe in working closely with individuals to achieve their own personal goals by breaking them into small steps and access all the support they need on their recovery journey.

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Liaising with other external agencies, complimentary therapies and community groups on behalf of people who use our services
  • Having the individual’s needs at the fore at all times, working to the recovery model and using communication, motivation and coaching skills to support the service user to achieve their goals and aspirations
  • Enabling and encouraging service users to find out about local services and facilities within their community and facilitate access to alternative services where specific needs are identified
  • Ensuring that all aspects of working with a client are fulfilled and all tasks are delivered within timescales and to agreed quality standards

Mental Health Support Workers work under the leadership and guidance of the Service Manager. This post involves lone working across Cornwall and therefore the ability to travel around the county is essential.

The post holder will demonstrate:

  • Familiarity with individual Care/Recovery Plans and support people who use our services in achieving their goals
  • The ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs; to develop, implement and review risk management plans and devise support plans and activities to meet these needs
  • Experience of providing support to people with a mental illness; or experience of providing care and/or support services within another social care setting in either a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Ability to travel around the county is essential for this role

  In return you can expect:

  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 33 days annual leave including statutory/bank holiday
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Where appropriate paid eye test plus up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • The opportunity to make a real difference

For more information please contact the service on 01208 815676

The closing date for this post is 30th April.