Enablement Support Worker
£32,418 - £34,209 per annum
The Mental Health Enablement service is a preventative and recovery based service helping to develop and implement goals whilst promoting independence. We offer intensive, hands on support for up to 6 months to enable our customers to take positive steps to maintain good mental health and wellbeing. This intervention aims to reduce the need for hospital admission and commissioned services and focuses on the promotion of personalised goals and practical support. The team works with anyone aged 18-64 with mental health issues and a willingness to engage in support. Referrals come from a variety of services including ELFT, GP’s, self-referrals and carers, and are screened through the MHAAT Duty system.
You will carry a specified caseload, help develop a personalised care plan and help people to reach their goals, improve life skills and maintain well-being. This is a hands-on role, meeting customers in their homes and in the community, providing support and encouragement, and assisting with practicalities such as maximizing benefits or sourcing furniture to ensure a habitable home.
The Enablement Team currently works in conjunction with MHAAT (Mental Health Access and Assessment Team), the front door for all mental health social services. You will participate in our Duty system, screening referrals, replying to queries, making judgement calls on the types of support required for an individual and signpost accordingly.
The work is both challenging and rewarding and we are looking for someone who is both proactive and creative in forming relationships that support and enable change to happen.
Mental health social services are currently undertaking an exciting transformation project and this role is subject to change in the coming months as we move into working with Primary Care Networks and develop our longer term Recovery Services.
Working knowledge of statutory guidance such as the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding Adults
Experience of working with individuals and families/networks within a social care/health setting, providing personalised care within an inner city and ethnically diverse community
Experience of working with people with mental health challenges that impact on their overall well-being
Experience of supporting people to work towards and achieve their identified goals
Ability to work flexibly and under pressure, using initiative to prioritise, and to lone work and work within a team
Ability to use computers and related software packages
Closing Date: 6th August 2021
Please view Enablement Support Worker Job Description
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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