Support Worker job in Gateshead Up to 37.5 hours per week

Support Worker

  • Employer - Mental Health Concern
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Older People’s Service
  • Location: - Gateshead
  • Salary - £17,945 - £19,179 Pro Rata
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Various | Up to 37.5 hours per week
  • Closing date - Sunday, 26 June 2022

Job Description

We have opportunities for compassionate and committed individuals to join us as Support Workers to assist at our Older People Services.

As a Support Worker, you will be passionate about helping to improve the wellbeing of older people living with dementia and other complex mental health needs.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with good communication and interpersonal skills, plus a genuine desire to work with this client group. The ability to work effectively within a team in order to support our service users to achieve their own recovery goals is essential. Ideally you will have previous experience of working with individuals with complex mental health needs, though this is not essential.

Our main focus is getting to know our service user as well as we can, so that we can meet their needs in ways that improve wellbeing. Our buildings are well-equipped to meet the healthcare needs of the people we care for, however we work hard to keep things as homely and relaxed as possible.

Please note: as this role is within a CQC registered care home, we require all employees to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated with both doses unless they have a medical exemption. Evidence of vaccinations or medical exemption letter will be required. As we are sure you will appreciate; we fully support this approach and will follow this legislation in order to keep our service users, their families and our staff as safe as possible.

About you
We would love to hear from you if you possess the following:

  • Have knowledge and experience of working with people with complex mental health needs
  • Are passionate about helping and caring for people with dementia or mental health needs
  • Have good social skills and ability to build trusting relationships with the people we care for
  • Are able to recognise and maintain appropriate boundaries and awareness of safeguarding issues
  • Fully Covid-19 vaccinated or medically exempt.

What we offer in return
We are proud to be recognised and certified as a Great Place to Work, which speaks volumes on how much we value our colleagues. In return for the hard work and dedication from our teams, we offer the following benefits:

  • Pay rate of £9.17- £9.80 per hour.
  • 30 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (rising to 32 days at 5 years’ service) and with the option to purchase or sell days
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Refer a Friend payment, Cycle to Work & Enhanced Car schemes
  • Vitality Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistant Programme, GP & priority Physiotherapy access and shopping discounts.
  • Fully funded flu vaccines & eye tests
  • Technology salary sacrifice scheme for home appliances, tablets, mobiles, TV’s, fitness trackers and more
  • A supportive culture that values work-life balance including agile working and the option to apply for flexible working from day one, career breaks, and up to a week’s special leave a year to help you manage unexpected life events
  • Family friendly policies including Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay
  • Volunteer Programme
  • Enhanced Life Assurance Scheme

This is an ongoing campaign and applications will be shortlisted within a week of submission.

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

Please Note: The above documents can be opened by using your preferred word/spreadsheet processor and a PDF viewer.

View more jobs Gateshead