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Job title
Forensic Mental Health Worker
Work location
Lewisham, London
£22, 865 per annum
Hours per week
Shift pattern
Monday to Sunday on a weekly rota basis
Closing date
24 January 2021
Supporting documents
Community Mental Health Worker - JD Jigsaw1

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our team as a Community Forensic Mental Health Worker, to successfully rehabilitate and reintegrate Service Users back into the community. The Mental Health Worker will be responsible for providing pathways, support and appropriate interventions that will enable successful resettlements.

Based in our Lewisham service, the successful candidate will work with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the service providing safer more integrated communities for all stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and co-ordinate individual support and resettlement packages for the Service User liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
  • Assist service users with arrangements for moving into the property, ensuring benefits are applied for, utilities connected, maintenance problems resolved, and that the property is properly furnished
  • Act as the primary Support Worker to named service users as designated
  • To complete reports (either electronically or written), including service user’s support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers, members of the management board and other agencies
  • Provide / arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs
  • Liaise with other agencies, ensuring that access to services is maintained and that information is accurately and promptly communicated to other relevant professionals and carers as directed by policy and good practice.

Experience Required:

  • NVQ / Diploma level 3 in Health & Social Care / Community Justice or professional equivalent
  • Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of clients into the community
  • Experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user
  • Excellent understanding of the housing and social needs of offenders
  • Understanding and practical application of key legislation regarding social care, housing, criminal justice and mental health
  • Able to influence and negotiate positive outcomes with the clients and supporting professional bodies
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