We are currently recruiting for experienced and committed Waking Night Support Workers to join our care and support rehabilitation services based in and around Lambeth, London, supporting adults with complex mental health needs. The Focus Project is a 24-hour supported service for vulnerable male adults with a mental health diagnosis and forensic history, who require a high level of support and close monitoring to reduce the factors that may have led to their previous mental health deterioration and offending behaviour.
As a Night Support Worker your role is to support service users to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes, by providing a supportive, responsive and effective waking night service to service users ensuring that they remain safe, well and supported. You will work with service users towards their recovery by encouraging them to stay safe and supporting them to develop healthy routines, while being required to provide cover to the project at night, ensuring the safety of all residents and the building.
Drawing on your knowledge of recovery focused support, you will have direct experience of working with adults who are vulnerable and have multiple and complex needs within a supported accommodation setting or similar. You may have experience of managing complex cases and challenging behaviour. As part of this role, you must be willing to work flexibly, which includes weekday hours, evenings and weekend working, therefore if you are passionate about improving the lives of people with severe and enduring mental illness, then this could be the perfect role for you!
- Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall operational programme using a recovery focused approach
- Assist service users to develop a healthy and regular bedtime routine and support those in crisis appropriately in order to enable them to cope
- Co-key-work service users and feed into the development of their risk assessments and recovery plans
- Responsible for the maintenance of a healthy, safe and effective environment, including the security of the building, fabric and grounds
- Maintain a standard of service as required by the Commissioners and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service and contribute to the achievement of excellent outcomes as defined Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group in all aspects of service delivery
- Experience of working with vulnerable individuals who may have mental health issues / substance misuse / challenging chaotic behaviours
- Delivering a recovery focused service to service users with mental health support needs, including complex needs
- On the job experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user
- Excellent understanding of the housing and social needs of vulnerable individuals
- Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of clients into the community
- Understanding and practical application of key legislation regarding social care, housing, criminal justice and mental health
- Excellent and proven ability to form effective positive and motivational relationships
- Ability to maintain accurate records and write clear reports using bespoke software and branded packages
- ICT competency and familiarity of case management systems