Specialist Mental Health Support Worker

The primary role of the project is to enable clients to understand their emotional and mental health needs and manage these effectively.

The role focuses largely on supporting clients to manage their accommodation and sustain their tenancies, develop their living skills, develop and manage relationships, build social networks and access education, training and employment.

The role involves a mixture of managing the hospital discharge process and working closely with the client residing in that room for the duration of their stay, alongside working with the clients in the dispersed flats in the community.

In this position, you will be responsible for;
- Manage a caseload of key clients, producing comprehensive needs and risk assessments
- Work closely with staff in the community to regularly assess clients who are in hospital for their mental health and are medically fit to be discharged but for their housing situation
- Complete assessments of clients; moving them into the Service if appropriate and working with them for 4-6 weeks to ready their move on (before moving them either back home in the community or elsewhere depending on the client's situation)
- Conduct support and safety plans with people who may be ambivalent about taking-up support, and who may have had difficult experiences in the past
- Deliver ongoing support through the use of 1:1, group and community work, advocacy & multiagency work that also looks to develop confidence, self-esteem, self image and interpersonal skills
- Keep updated with different approaches and understanding of mental health & distress, working with residents to develop an understanding of their experiences
- Respond in a psychologically informed way to the challenges posed by complex needs in a residential setting
- Ensure people are adequately supported to maintain benefits through key work sessions
- Support the development of independent budgeting skills where appropriate through the use of information and advice giving as well as looking at practical skills

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Case/key working experience, including working with people who have complex or troubling experiences and/or behaviours.
- Experience of working with people who have experienced or been threatened with homelessness including those who live in temporary or insecure accommodation.
- The ability to produce high quality, personalised support and safety plans
- An understanding of how trauma and adversity have the potential to create re-occurring incidences of multiple disadvantage and potentially impact on how people form relationships and relate to others
- Understanding of the Strengths and Recovery model, and the development of psychologically informed environments (PIE) with demonstrable skills in person centred engagement, group work and reflective practice
- Understanding of the laws that govern mental health services and the application of such laws



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