The Ideal Candidate
FEMALE SUPPORT WORKER – MENTAL HEALTH
Exciting New opportunity
I am a young woman preparing to move into my own property in Oldham, and need a female staff team who can support me to settle into my new home and help me to learn the skills I need to work towards living independently and feeling safe and secure in my own space. It is important that staff working with me have a good understanding of Personality Disorder, and that have experience of working with individuals who may self-harm. Experience or knowledge of DBT is also important and Gray Healthcare will offer training to ensure my team have a good understanding of this therapy as this has been very important in my recovery.
I need people around me that can help me develop coping strategies and boost my confidence, whilst supporting me to engage with my local community, and to continue to access education training. My relationship with my family and friends is also very important to me.
As a Support Worker within Gray Healthcare, you will join a specialist team supporting an individual within their own home. We support people with complex needs, who may have a Learning Disability, Autism, Personality Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Substance Misuse issues, and people who require support with their Mental Health.
You will be an instrumental part of the team and will receive outstanding clinical support, leadership, and person-centred training. In this role you will support an individual to develop or regain life skills, assisting participation in community life by building strong and trusting working relationships.
Here at Gray Healthcare we believe that no person should remain in an acute or long stay hospital environment for a day longer than is necessary. We do not discriminate with risk history; we work beyond the diagnosis and prioritise the individual and their right to live in the community. We are a company passionate about delivering truly person-centred support and are looking for a Support Worker who shares the same ethos. We are guided by our values in all that we do,
- We are inspiring– we believe in providing individualised support that meets peoples’ needs and enables them to achieve their goals.
- We collaborate– we believe that the best outcomes are achieved when we work together with shared aims.
- We are unique– we provide market leading, high quality and bespoke support that exceeds standards.
- We innovate– we challenge ourselves to be pioneering and find new ways to support people better.
- We are honest & transparent– we base our relationships on trust and openness regardless of how uncomfortable this may be.
We are looking for candidates who share our values, understand the importance of a consistent and empathetic approach, whilst staying calm and professional when presented with a pressurised situation. You need to be a team player with effective communication skills, be experienced in using digital records and care plans, and electronic rostering systems.
Must be willing to be part of a back up rota.
At Gray Healthcare having the right people and investing in their development is crucial. Our expert trainers alongside our managers, ensure that each colleague receives our high-quality bespoke training and has a detailed development plan to equip them to be knowledgeable, supportive, calm and confident in whatever situation comes their way.
Every Support Worker will receive a competitive salary. In addition to monthly pay we offer extensive benefits through Westfield Health, which includes 24hr access to a GP and other therapies. We offer a long-service retention payment, and other incentives including birthday leave and well-being days, and the chance to develop with a growing and forward-thinking organisation.
Gray Healthcare reserves the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory references.
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About the Company
Who are Gray Healthcare?
Gray Healthcare is a specialist provider of individually tailored community-based support for individuals with complex mental health conditions, learning disabilities and brain injuries. Here at Gray Healthcare we believe that no person should remain in an acute or long stay hospital environment for a day longer than is necessary and that everyone, no matter their personal challenges, has the right to lead a healthy, happy life in their own home. We look at each individual’s care requirements holistically to ensure that we create a package of care that is tailored specifically to meet their personal and rehabilitation goals. We believe Gray Healthcare is a special place to work. From the moment you walk through the door you will meet individuals who, like you, are passionate about delivering person-centred care in its true sense and who share the following key values:
• We are inspiring – we believe in providing individualised support that meets peoples’ needs and enables them to achieve their goals.
• We collaborate – we believe that the best outcomes are achieved when we work together with shared aims.
• We are unique – we provide market leading, high quality and bespoke support that exceeds standards.
• We innovate – we challenge ourselves to be pioneering and find new ways to support people better.
• We are honest & transparent – we base our relationships on trust and openness regardless of how uncomfortable this may be.