Community Support Worker

Salford, Greater Manchester, England
M6 6LD
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust £ 19.737 - 21.142 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 19.737 - 21.142 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
16 Jul 2021
Closes
15 Aug 2021

Job Description

Main duties of the job

We are recruiting to two posts. One substantive permanent, and the other initially fixed term until 8th January 2023, with the potential to become permanent, subject to funding.

To work directly with service users and carers to provide support, and give time to engage them in their recovery and promote health and well being in line with their recovery goals, under the direction of the Community Development Coordinator.

To perform tasks to ensure the delivery of the Community Development Action Plan in Trust and community settings where Achieve operate.

To promote inclusion and the reduction of barriers to accessing further support and opportunities.

To support the delivery of community events and activities (both online and in person) that promote Achieve services and the reduction of stigma.

Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
• To actively support the delivery of events and activities under the direction of the Community Development Coordinator
• To contribute to meeting service users' recovery goals, including mutual aid linkage
• To contribute to the recovery planning and review process for individual service users, as appropriate
• To help service users to achieve their goals by supporting and encouraging them, appropriate to the service user's level of understanding and ability
• To advocate for service users where appropriate, and support them to gain access to resources such as benefits, training, education and employment, and housing
• To engage with other agencies in order to support service users achieve their goals
• To support service users (and their carers where appropriate) before, during, and after appointments, meetings, and planned activities to reduce anxiety and develop confidence in order to encourage independence
• To provide practical support and signposting to service users with regards to daily living, benefits, education, training, employment, and housing as requested ensuring that own knowledge is up-to-date
• To facilitate individual and group activities for service users/carers when required
• To engage with families and carers as appropriate as part of service users' recovery journey/care pathway
• To help to identify early signs of concern/relapse and to alert the appropriate staff involved in the service users' care
• To keep the Line Manager/Senior Practitioner on duty informed of all developments
• When necessary, to contribute to the updating of service users records to inform the assessment, care planning and review process
• To receive and contribute to reports and promotional documents, and actively take part in meetings



Person specification

Experience
Essential criteria
  • Experience - community


Desirable criteria
  • Development/engagement


Knowledge
Essential criteria
  • Barriers to recovery


Desirable criteria
  • effects of substance misuse


Skills
Essential criteria
  • Communication


Desirable criteria
  • delivering groups/online also


Other
Essential criteria
  • flexible BBST & travel


Desirable criteria
  • car driver


Ref: 1058315922

Job Details

Community Support Worker

Salford, Greater Manchester, Englandd Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust
Pay
£ 19.737 - 21.142 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
16 Jul 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
15 Aug 2021

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