An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Care and Support mental health team in Letchworth. Within this role you support residents with enduring mental health issues. This can be highly challenging but rewarding in equal measure.
Your main hours will be 35 a week Monday to Friday between 2 properties on the Lordship Estate in Letchworth. To spend around 3.5 hours a day in each home between 9am and 4pm. This role may on occasion require shift work, including weekends and bank holidays. However, we can accommodate reduced hours so if you want to discuss this please still apply!
As a key worker you will be fully responsible for your customers’ support plans and encouraging their independence. The customers’ all have complex enduring mental ill health, regularly the result of drug induced psychosis, with unpredictable behavioural patterns. They require positive support to ensure their independence is maintained and they are encouraged to remain as active in the community as possible. The ultimate objective if for residence to return to independent living in the community.
What you`ll need to succeed
As this is a lone working role experience in supporting vulnerable adults is essential. You will be required to make decisions on how to deal with safeguarding and risk issues daily so you must be confident and decisive in responding to issues. While you have the full support of a dedicated management structure daily, you will be the lead in the service. Including maintain detailed records and dealing with third parties involved with residence support package.
If you can demonstrate a passion to deliver excellent service to vulnerable adults in a dignified manner and want to make a real difference to a really vulnerable section of the community this is a role for you. You will be the person that makes a difference to an individual becoming content and managing their own life!
Pay is at £9.64 per hour and is salaried at £17,550 for 35 hours per week, plus any overtime.
You will also be entitled to accrued annual leave
To meet our commitment to providing safe, high quality services to our customers we will complete an enhanced background check with the Disclosure and Barring service, which will include a check of the Adult Barred list, once an offer of employment is made. A new check will be completed every three years.
What you need to do now
If you`re interested in this role, take a look at the attached Job Description for more details and if it`s the ideal job for you, apply directly on our MTVH Careers website.
Our organisation was built on a simple mission - to give people a safe, secure, and affordable home. That is as true today as it was in the 1950’s, when our founder Molly Huggins established an organisation to provide homes for Windrush migrants in London. Our core purpose is that "everyone should have a home and the chance to live well" To fulfil this vision, we work with partners to make our neighbourhoods - new and old - sustainable and vibrant places, where our customers want to live. We put people at the heart of everything we do and to guide us in every decision we make. Through managing more than 57,000 households we work at a scale that means our actions to achieve this have real impact.
We firmly believe that by serving people better every day, we will support a healthier, better cared for, and more prosperous society in the future. Like our founders before us, we will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Our colleagues are crucial to our success in achieving this. Therefore, we are committed to investing in colleagues and creating the opportunity for them to develop. Our working environment has been designed to be one that brings out the very best in people.
What you'll get in return
We also offer a wide range of benefits. Please take a look at our benefits document attached.
All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found so we do encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.