Support Worker - Community Support Team

20 hours per week

No Sundays

Occasional 2 hours on a Saturday

At present no later than 6:30 on a Tuesday evening

Free DBS and Westfield Health

8.97 per hour, rising to 9.12 after one year service (If you meet the experience criteria, your starting rate will be 9.12) 

The base will be flexible across the county with a mileage allowance of 45p per mile 

"Working at CST, my role is varied and dynamic, with no two days the same. It is so fulfilling and uplifting to engage with service users; working towards their hopes and ambitions."

Do you want to support people with mental health issues at a pace that is right for them?

Due to expanding our client case load and the pressure of Covid, we are looking for a member of staff to join our small team that have been working with clients for over 8 years within the community.

The Community Support Team provides flexible, recovery focused support for people with mental health problems living in with community. We aim to provide people with a support package that enables them to feel safe and supported, so that they can move forward, set new goals, learn new skills and do things to enable them to live a fuller, more satisfying and independent life.  

You will be working closely with service users, using a person-centered approach, to ensure individuals are always treated with dignity and respect. We are looking for someone who can be flexible and responsive to the needs of service users, as directed by their individual support plans. You will promote the service user’s self-esteem and enable them to express their preferences and make choices and decisionsso as to maximise their self-care and independent living skills. We are looking for someone who can proactively encourage clients to identify their interests and support them in accessing social, leisure, education and work activities. Overall, you will assist in monitoring service user's mental health and general well-being.    

We are open to applications from effective communicators, who can maintain a caring and responsive approach whilst delivering high standards of customer care. 

Whilst working at Herefordshire Mind, there will be an opportunity to gain experience across a range of mental health fields and projects. We are flexible and accommodating employers. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to move into the field of mental health, and make invaluable links across our services.

These are the attributes you will need to succeed: 

  • Good communication skills, with the ability to work as part of a team
  •  Empathy and a non-judgmental approach 
  • A self motivator, with an ability to use initiative and work independently 
  • Good organisational skills 
  • A willingness to learn and undertake further training 
  • Good IT skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

To apply for any of the current vacancies, you will need to submit an application form, please click here

This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check 

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Herefordshire Mind
130-132 Widemarsh Street
Heffernan House

01432 271643

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