Location: North London, London
Salary: Up to £8.23 per hour
Posted: 10 months ago
Contract Type: Any
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Support Worker - Mental Health / Autism

Job Description

Our client is a looking for a support worker who has an experience with Mental Health and Autism in and around areas of North London. The support Worker will be working in a care home on a rota basis. The position is permanent and if you think you want to make a difference in someone's life then this could be the opportunity for you.

Position Available: Support Worker - North London - Permanent, £8.23ph, 37.5hrs

Role Purpose:

· The ideal candidate has the ability to work individually and as part of a team.

· To be able to support the service manager, in effort to ensure the service operates at its optimum; and to ensure that service users are provided with a safe, caring and stable environment.

· The ideal candidate will support service users in reaching their full potential by empowering them to fulfil their personal, social, educational & emotional needs, by providing a high standard of personalised-care and support, while respecting the dignity, independence and individuality of each person.


  • Support the service manager to maintain accurate financial and administrative records in relation to petty cash and service user's finances. To be aware of the financial budget of the service and support the service manager to achieve targets.
  • To ensure the health, safety and welfare of all service users are monitored and maintained whilst ensuring they have opportunities to take planned risks.
  • To take a pro-active and innovative approach to supporting service users, maximising their potential by enabling them to engage in meaningful activities and opportunities. To enable them to lead a valued and fulfilling life and to maximise their potential; physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and culturally.
  • To help service user's to attain and maintain good standards of hygiene and personal care, providing assistance as appropriate.
  • To support the service manager to assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate individuals' placements and take appropriate action in response to changing need.
  • To contribute to the on-going assessment, planning and implementation of behavioural guidelines and skills learning programs.
  • To be aware of, and work towards, meeting and evidencing agreed packages of support.
  • To be a key worker to designated service users.
  • To be responsible for recording, planning and evaluating support plans and risk assessments.
  • To assist in ensuring service users are supported to go on an annual holiday.
  • Contribute to the provision of good practice and ensure an excellent service is provided to the people we support.
  • To promote person centered approaches to support.
  • Ensure service users have opportunities to be actively involved in the community.
  • Organise and participate with service users, in a range of leisure and social activities.
  • When necessary transport service users, either by company vehicle or public transport.
  • Represent the values of Consensus in dealings with external agencies and individuals.
  • Support the service manager to ensure the service complies with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Promote and adhere to good practice in Health & Safety within the home with regard to service users, visitors, colleagues and others.
  • Communicate appropriately with service users, taking into account their communication needs

Experience Needed

  • To effectively manage financial performance, ensuring financial resources are appropriately managed & controlled.
  • To promote quality assurance, working towards legal, statutory and organisational obligations, to develop effective work strategies and processes, to ensure that the business is run in an efficient and responsible manner, balancing the maximisation of profitability with the ethos of excellent quality.
  • To balance the level of acceptable risk against the need to protect the health, safety and welfare of all concerned in all decision making. With the aim of enabling the service users to lead a valued, fulfilling life and to maximise their independence to enable them to achieve their full potential.
  • To actively engage in learning and development opportunities, ensuring that the training compliance levels are met and maintained.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration to

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

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