Senior Mental Health Support Workers in Belfast at Four Seasons Health Care

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

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Home Name: Cedarhurst Lodge
Location: Belfast, Antrim, UK

Weekly Hours: 33
Salary: £9.00


As a Senior Mental Health Support Worker, you will support the Nurse in observing and reporting clients’ mental health presentation on a daily basis. You will complete the Recovery Star and implement identified actions.

So as a Senior Mental Health Support Worker, what do you need to do to make this happen.

  • Help the clients to live independently by teaching life skills such as cooking,cleaning,shopping,taking public transport, budgeting
  • Be involved in the assessment, development and implementation of the Recovery Star for the clients.
  • Recognise changing mental health conditions and report appropriately in a timely manner
  • Lead by example and show initiative to the support workers in the unit by effectively and efficiently completing duties required
  • Communicate effectively with the clients,families,members of the multi-disciplinary teams
  • Receive MAPA training, Mental Health Conditions training and Recovery Star training in order to have the necessary skills to support the clients
  • A full induction will be provided.
  • Promote the unit in a professional manner, by becoming actively involved in raising awareness of the unit within the local community

Job Requirements

In order to achieve this our Mental Health Support Worker should:

Have a positive and non-judgemental attitude that will develop therapeutic relationships and enhance the clients wellbeing.

Be willing to work with clients that have complex needs.

Be able to motivate clients to make changes in their lives.

Be accepting of other peoples’ lifestyles.

Have an understanding of people with mental health issues.

Be flexible and adaptable to deal with unpredictable situations.

Show resilience and an ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Be a good listener, showing patience, compassion, empathy and understanding.

Hold a minimum of NVQ level 3 health & social care or equivalent or be working towards it.

Have at least 1 years’ experience in a mental health facility