Mental Health Support Worker

Location
Hassocks
Salary
£17,719 - 23,206 per year + Benefits
Posted
12 Apr 2018
Closes
10 May 2018
Ref
PRI19177-710
Contact
Amore .
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Function
Care Assistant
Job Type
Permanent
WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!

Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

The Dene Hospital is a specialist Hospital providing secure services for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder including both medium and low secure care environments. The hospital also has two High Dependency Units one male and one female We work with the most difficult patients and support them through their care pathway back into the community.  We have a strong care pathway via our medium secure, low secure and our new inpatient service for women with high dependency needs (HDU).

We are renowned for our work with women using a DBT approach to address their care needs. 

Our clinical programmes focus on:
  • Rehabilitation on-site and in the community and include programmes specifically focused on treating offending and challenging behaviours, minimising the risk to self and others
  • Building skills to increase independence to promote people stepping down to care in the least restrictive setting appropriate to their health

We have also have an overall rating of Good from the CQC ( January 2017)

As a Health Care Worker you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals. You will work under the supervision of a qualified nurse and will need to have good communication skills, excellent team working skills, be highly self-motivated with a flexible approach, and have some appreciation of mental health problems.
  
If you are interested in finding out more about working for The Dene, please e-mail Dene.Recruitment@partnershipsincare.co.uk to book a time to either, come down and meet us, or to speak to us.

Skills and Knowledge
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibility
  • Basic Literacy skills
  • Common sense approach to problem solving.
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Motivation and initiative
  • Some appreciation of Mental Health problems.

Qualifications

  • Education to GCSE Standard
  • NVQ or equivalent would be an advantage.
What We'd Like to give you;
  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing by a further day for every 2 years of service) to a maximum of 30
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities to develop and progress in a wide variety of care settings.
  • Free car parking
  • Free on site meals
  • Employee benefits scheme (eg, discounted shopping vouchers, interest free Apple Products loan scheme)
  • Full onsite induction training and orientation programme
About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.