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Specialist Support Worker

We are a registered care and support charity that offers services to just over 6000 people within the Midlands. These services include supporting people within registered care, domiciliary care, people with learning difficulties, those with mental health issues, young people at risk, older people, BME groups, people at risk of being homeless and those fleeing domestic abuse. Trident has over 50 years of delivering homes, services and innovation in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the Midlands. It employs more than 800 staff, works with over 150 volunteers and provides training places and apprenticeships for many more. About the role Murray Grey Mews is purpose built self-contained recovery service based in Netherton Dudley made up of 8 apartments and two shared houses, providing 24/7 support to males and females from 18 years upwards. The site is easily accessible by public transport and has free parking for car users. We are currently looking to recruit Specialist Support Workers on a permanent basis. The role is permanent opportunity working 22.5 hours a week. Responsibilities will include providing recovery-focussed support to individuals with complex and enduring mental health needs as well as supporting customers with life skills to empower them to build successful relationships within their community as they develop skills to better manage their health and well-being and increase levels of independence as they move through the service. The role is permanent opportunity which will involve working nights on a rota basis working 22.5 hours per week over a 7 day period which will include weekends. Fixed term contract until the 3rd of February 2021 Shifts – Example Week 1 * Monday – 7:30am till 2:30pm * Tuesday – Day off * Wednesday – 2pm till 10pm * Thursday – Day Off * Friday – Day off * Saturday – Day off * Sunday – 7:30am till 2:30pm This is an example rota and not the hours you would be actually working. It’s designed to give you an idea of a part time role. About you We are looking for highly motivated individual who would like to join our team in order to deliver good quality service to vulnerable adults. * Experience of working with customers with complex mental health needs including - self harm, personality disorder, schizophrenia * To take a lead role, take responsibility and act as a role model to others * Deliver customer focused support in line with customer hours and service rotas * Ability to create, maintain personalised support plans * Assess risks, write assessment and draw up risk management plans * To regularly hold key worker meetings to review and update customer outcomes * Promote best practice within the service by monitoring relationships with customers, relatives and visitors to ensure quality services are carried out by staff * Ability to use Microsoft IT programmes * Ability to work a rota of varied shifts to include days, late and working nights Mandatory training will be provided; as well additional training to promote development and opportunities would also be made available for those successful candidates. All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert. All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport which will be verified to check your eligibility to work and live in the UK. All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

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