Casual Mental Health Support Officer
At One Housing, we don’t only believe that everyone deserves a safe, secure, affordable home. We also believe that everyone deserves to realise their full potential and lead a fulfilling life.
Our Mental Health team is vital to helping us deliver on this vision. We work to transform the life experience of people with mental health support needs. The support we provide is delivered in a range of settings (like supported housing, assessment centres and outreach) and our customers’ support needs can include psychosis, forensic and personality disorders.
Join our Mental Health team as a Support Officer
We have spent the last 10 years designing our services to be fully psychologically informed. Most of our services have specialist therapeutic input and colleagues have access to specialised mental health training delivered by MH professionals. All our services provide regular reflective practice spaces to our colleagues to formulate complex cases and find constructive ways forward. All these measures make us the ideal partner for NHS trusts across London with whom we deliver several integrated services.
We believe in providing care and support to our clients that will enable them to make informed decisions about their life that will increase their sense of wellbeing: this might be greater independence, better coping strategies or a richer network and sense of self achievement.
We offer you the chance to develop your own skills through regular line management supervision, reflective practice, access to a ten-day course on relevant mental health topics and working together with your specialist colleagues.
We’re an organisation with strong values. We keep our promises; we do a great job; we value diversity; we work together; and we look for ways to improve. These are what make us such a great team, working together as one to achieve our vision.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Mental Health Support Officer to join our bank team in our Lambeth discharge service. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience working alongside the NHS and closely with professionals such as occupational therapists.
Lambeth Discharge Service (LDS) is an impartial mental health support and advice service based in Lambeth Hospital. The main aim of the service is to prevent delayed discharges arising on the acute wards in Lambeth hospitals, and to prevent re-admission after discharge by providing advice, guidance, and support to customers over an 8-week period.
• Location: Lambeth hospital
• Salary: £12.67 per hour (including holiday pay)
• Working hours: 0-hour contract but 37.5 hours guaranteed each week! You would be required to work Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Your responsibilities will include:
• Carrying out risk assessments, support planning and needs reviews.
• Carrying out home visits to ensure there is no delay in getting our patients back into their homes upon discharge
• Putting SMART goals in place
• Providing advice, guidance and support
What you will need to succeed
We are looking for someone who believes in working together as part of a team, who shares our values and who is friendly, engaged and committed to achieving great outcomes for our customers. The successful candidate will:
• Experience of working with people that have a mental health diagnosis
• Experience of working with vulnerable people within a hospital – desirable
• Knowledge and understanding of homelessness and legislation – desirable
• Knowledge of policies & procedures, including: Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Customer Care
• Be a team player, efficient and have great communication skills
• Be caring, compassionate, empathetic and non-judgemental
• Have a genuine passion for supporting people with mental health
Our Life@One benefits offer you an array of perks designed with your wellbeing in mind.
Salary: £12.67 per hour (including holiday pay)
Lean travel. Spread the cost of your commute with a season ticket loans and our Cycle2Work scheme, open to all colleagues
Get paid to do good. We offer you two days off on full pay each year to volunteer in our communities.
Look after your loved ones. Our healthcare cash back plan allows you to claim back cash for you and your family’s healthcare.
Well done! With our colleague recognition programme you will know when you’ve done a #greatjob
Learning never stops. One Academy, our innovative, in-house learning and development offering is designed to help you take your career to the next level.
We’re here for you. Our employee assistance programme offers counselling and support for you and your family 24/7.
Stay book-smart. Take up to five paid days off per year to study toward a relevant qualification.
Experience new things. We offer you a career break after 3 years’ continuous service.
As an organisation with a strong social purpose, One Housing works in some of the most diverse communities in the UK and their workforce reflects that. We understand the strength we gain from having and supporting our diverse teams. The different skills and experiences that our colleagues from different backgrounds bring to us allow us to make better decisions, consider different views and be an altogether more interesting and cohesive place to work.
We welcome applications from everyone.
Apply today for a fulfilling career in our Mental Health team