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Relief Mental Health Outreach Worker

Posted: 18 Mar 2021 Closes: 22 Apr 2021
Peterborough £9.01per hour.
Permanent & Full-time longhurst-group/591410

Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 23,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services, with a team of 1,300 colleagues.

Guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and communities, focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. You can see how we’ll achieve this vision through our Improving Lives strategy by watching this video.

To help us deliver this ambitious vision, we are now looking for Mental health outreach workers to join us on a relief basis.

The Role

This role provides a vital service within the community working with individuals with mental health requirements to help improve their quality of life, their ability to sustain their tenancies and the achievement of independent living. You will help to improve their lives by;

  • Maximising the independence of people who require support and enabling real choices in how they lead their lives
  • Providing housing related support such as supporting people to access their benefits entitlements; pay their rent and household bills; secure appropriate accommodation; access employment, volunteering and training opportunities.
  • On occasion assisting some people with personal care, administering medication and undertaking domestic chores.
  • Maintaining accurate records of support provided, maintaining risk assessment and support plans

To learn more about this role please view the attached job description.

About You

Sharing our passion for improving lives you will ideally have worked in a similar role supporting individuals with enduring mental health needs. You’ll demonstrate a supportive and caring nature and display good communication and listening skills with a strong ability to provide advice to help our customers.

You’ll ideally have experience of working with partner agencies such as Local authority housing departments with a good knowledge of welfare benefits and budgeting skills.

You will also be comfortable managing anti social behaviour and providing positive behaviour support.

If you are available to help to help us improve the lives of our customers on a relief basis then we would love to hear from you.

Our Offer

Our offer has been created to underpin our two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair.

A choice of defined benefit pension schemes, extensive learning and development opportunities, plus more are available. See Our Benefits attached.

If your application shows that you have the right knowledge, skills and that you share our values, we'll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you…

Vetting Requirements

(The important things – Naturally working with our customers we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional a satisfactory standard Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure and upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer).

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature).

Equal Opportunities

Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process

Apply today #LonghurstGroup #ImprovingLives.

Applications close on 22nd April
Interview date TBC - Remote interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Longhurst Group

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