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Mental Health Reablement Support

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£25,485 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Leicester County Council, County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 

Reference:AC1812 

Closing date:21 October 2021 at midnight 


Leicestershire County Council is delighted to announce that we are looking for a Mental Health Support Worker to join our Reablement team.     You would be working intensively with people experiencing mental health and other related problems in a time focussed way to help them gain or regain confidence and skills for independence. To work with them to identify sustainable solutions which build on their own abilities and strengths and to build and use the strengths of their family, friends and communities.    If you would like to work with us and help us develop this service, we would love to hear from you.  
        
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Relevant health/social care qualifications to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and their carers
  • Theoretical, practical, and procedural knowledge of social care in mental health
  • Understanding of Recovery, reablement, social inclusion and Person-Centred Planning
  • Knowledge of the range of ways that mental health can be improved, treated, and managed including self-management and the use of community resources
  • Ability to build working relationships based on trust, optimism, and progression
  • To identify personal goals and help people achieve them by identifying and building their strengths
  • Ability to coach and mentor and to promote independence
  • Ability to assess eligibility for ongoing social care support and arrange this in line with the Care Act 2014
  • To remain up to date with social care policy and practice requirements
  • To recognise own limits and abilities
  • Have good written and verbal communication, negotiation and persuasion skills and to work effectively with people in situations of possible high emotional impact with appropriate assertiveness.
  • An understanding and commitment to Equal Opportunities
         
Special Factors:
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment where appropriate, in accordance with the provision of Equality Act 2010
  • Have a valid driving licence and use of a vehicle
  • The nature of the work may involve the post-holder working outside of normal working hours
  • The post-holder may be required to attend training courses, conferences, seminars or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service
  • This post requires an enhanced DBS check (includes a barred list check)
                           
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
                
For informal enquires please contact Sarvjit Kalirari, Tel: 0116 305 3639 Email: Sarvjit.Kalirari@leics.gov.uk
 
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
   
 If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk


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