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Specialist Support Worker

Islington, London
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23 Sep 2022
Recruiting Specialist Support Workers to join our Mental Health service in Islington! GBP £25,106.00 per annum, working 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, health care and more. Job Overview: Specialist Support Workers within Look Ahead are required to have either an extra dimension of experience or a higher qualification level as determined relevant for the particular post. Specialist Support Workers provide information, social inclusion and vocational opportunities to support people to recover and stay well; exercise choice and control in their care and lives; and participate on an equal footing in the community. Support is also provided to develop a model of re-enablement towards self-advocacy, self-management and empowerment, incorporating the principles and practice of recovery, co-production and peer support. This role will focus on Family and Carer Liaison as a specialism, integrating Islington Crisis House with third sector agencies, and providing information to staff and customers on the local opportunities. The role will therefore involve a high level of external agency liaison, and will require the successful applicant to be proactive and personable. Key Responsibilities: This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead - Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers and creating a positive atmosphere - Carrying out holistic assessments of new customers which incorporate relevant statutory referral information - Supporting move in and move out of customers, including readying rooms post-discharge and completing inductions of new customers - Holding a caseload where relevant (usually for customers with complex family dynamics and needs, or with complex care requirements - note the role will not involve personal care). - Conducting regular key work sessions that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals - Create support plans for providing appropriate services based on on-going assessment and reflecting the services and resources available to enable customer to progress in their recovery - Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks associated with customers within an attitude of 'positive risk taking - Provide support and access to relevant services to enable customers to continue their recovery and empower customers to self-manage their medication regimes through individual re-enablement programmes and informed decision making, which may include undertaking medication witnessing and administrative tasks - Developing productive relationships with partner organisations to improve service outcomes - Demonstrate strong commitment to the functioning of the staff team and to support colleagues in providing a high level of service and safety to customers Please visit our careers portal for more information
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  • Job Reference: 719524992-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Location: Islington, London
  • Salary: £25,106
  • Bonus/Benefits: 25 days Annual Leave
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent