Job Title: Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker
Responsible To: Support Manager
Salary: £19,626 – £20,319 per annum (£10.06 – £10.42 p/h)
Working Hours: Full time and part time posts available
Leave: 33 days per annum including public holidays
Special Conditions: Local travel, evenings, weekends, sleepovers
Mental Health & Wellbeing Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Mental Health & Wellbeing Workers assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist people who use the service to work toward their identified goals, and move towards a brighter future as per the agreed personal plan.
- Use Penumbra’s Recovery tools (e.g. I.ROC, HOPE toolkit)
- Assist with personal care when required.
- Update and maintain relevant recording systems, including computer-based systems.
- Meet regularly with other team members to review progress, approach concerns and plans for moving forward
- Assist in project work as required.
- Work in cooperation with colleagues, and staff from other agencies.
- Work in accordance to Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
- Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
- Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
- Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
- Register with the SSSC as appropriate and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
- Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.
- Good level of educational attainment
- SVQ 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, as defined by the SSSC, or willingness and ability to achieve within a specified period
Knowledge and Experience
· Experience of being in a supportive and enabling role
- Experience working with a person-centred approach
- Experience of working in the mental health field
Core Competency – Working with Others
- Builds good working relationships with team members.
- Works co-operatively with other professionals as required.
Core Competency – Learn and Apply
- Is aware of own strengths and development needs.
- Demonstrates commitment to keeping knowledge, understanding and skills up to date.
Core Competency – Communication
- Speaks and writes clearly and accurately and ensures the message is understood.
- Explains clearly and accurately issues, policies, procedures and other pertinent information.
- Conveys sensitive or contentious information tactfully.
Core Competency – Managing Self
- Is open to change and continually improving practice.
- Has the awareness of when to ask for help and has the confidence to do so, where appropriate.
Core Competency – Professionalism
- Demonstrates a commitment to Penumbra’s values.
- Works to policies, procedures and relevant legislation.
- Maintains sound ethical and professional standards at all times.
- Has a clear understanding of confidentiality, disclosing information only to those who have the right and need to know.
- Projects a positive image of Penumbra at all times.
Role Specific Competency – Supporting People
- Supports individuals in line with organisational values, policies and procedures.
- Understands recovery and works with a recovery focused approach.
- Consistently works with a person-centered approach.
- Supports supported peoples’ rights to control their lives and make informed choices about the services they receive.
- Protects the rights and promote the interests of supported people.
Closing date: Monday 4th April 2022 at 7pm.
Interview dates: 26th and 27th April 2022.
Please direct any queries to Debbie McLachlan – firstname.lastname@example.org