Mental Health Support Worker – CNWL Service

Location: Milton Keynes

Hours: Full-time - 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: 05/07/2022

Interview date: 13/07/2022

Salary: £20,365 – £24,404

Application ref: 69144

Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Milton Keynes council. We currently have vacancies to provide support for people who are at risk of admission or re-admission onto acute mental health wards. In addition, we are working with in-patients that will be discharged back into the community to provide emotional and practical support.

We are looking for 4 full-time support workers for this service who know what it takes to support vulnerable people experiencing mental health to provide intensive practical support, advice, and assistance to achieve the life skills required to avoid admission onto acute mental health wards and for those transitioning back into the community to live independently.

Key Aspects of the programme

  • Provide emotional and practical support
  • Support with management of housing or tenancy
  • Facilitate client’s integration into their local community.
  • Ensure clients are financially secure and have access to welfare benefits.
  • Ensure clients have access to mental health / addiction services.
  • Build on client’s resilience to prevent the risk of admission/re-admission onto MK mental health acute wards.
  • Build on life skills required to live independently.

Key Outcomes for clients

  • Maintain dignity, independence, and control, and be treated as equal citizens.
  • Make a positive contribution and feel purposeful and empowered.
  • Participate in the social activities and networks that connect them to other people.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle that maintains physical and mental well-being.
  • Cope effectively with difficult life events.
  • Live in a place that promotes a good quality of life and a sense of safety.
  • Access services including digital services and support when needed.

 What you will be doing

On our Mental Health Service, you will be providing clients with support to avoid admission onto acute mental health wards. To support clients transitioning from acute wards back into the community by providing practical and emotional support to sustain their tenancy and avoid homelessness, to people who are experiencing mental health and complex needs. To build on their life skills to promote and enable them to live independently following a planned period of support.

Put simply, it is about making a difference. A real difference.

What you will need

Well-organised, IT literate with good communication skills who can remain calm and patient in challenging circumstances. You must have a good understanding of supporting people experiencing mental health issues and working with them in a trauma informed, strength-based approach. What is more, you’re contributing to, monitoring, and implementing changes that improve outcomes for people. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding. We encourage people with lived experience to apply.

Closing date for application is 12pm on Tuesday 5th July 2022