Children's Mental Health Support Officer
The Huntercombe Group are specialists in the treatment of mental health problems, learning disabilities and brain injury. They provide help and support to children, young people and adults with mental illnesses or learning difficulties, and people recover and rehabilitate having acquired brain injuries. The provision cares for up to 800 patients and residents nationally on a daily basis, with 26 hospitals and centres across the UK. Their award-winning medical teams, therapists and carers are expert at what they do. If you're looking for a career in mental health support work, there truly is no better provider to work for. Your new role - You will be responsible for the delivery of exceptional levels of day to day support and rehabilitation for children and adolescents with Mental Health and specifically eating disorders, at The Huntercombe Group hospital in Stafford. - You will work with children aged 12 to 18 on a daily basis to aid, support and improve their lives. - You will be actively involved in engaging in daily activities, educational programmes, behavioural support programmes and leisure / recreational activities, as outlined in individual care plans. - You will ensure the health, safety, welfare and security of patients, colleagues and members of the public are maintained at all times. What you'll need to succeed - Prior experience of working with young people with eating disorders is desirable. - You will need to have a naturally caring and supportive nature and non-judgemental nature. - You will need to possess some understanding of Mental Health support and rehabilitation in children's services. - You will need to be comfortable to work with young people showing varying behaviours. Previous experience of working within a similar care or support setting is an advantage but not essential. It is absolutely essential that you are flexible with shift work, including days, nights and weekends. These shifts are generally 8:00 to 20:00 or 20:00 to 8:00. - You will need to be committed to further training and professional career development. - You will need to possess a driving license and your own vehicle to work at this site. What you'll get in return - You will be working for one of the UKs leading providers of mental health support and rehabilitation while having a genuine positive effect on the lives and futures of those patients under your care. - You will receive a competitive salary of £7.67 per hour based on a 37.625 hour working week (There are also some part time posts available at 22 hours per week). - You will be given access to and supported with excellent further professional training and career development opportunities. Your Benefits package also includes - A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working - Clear pay structure, with competitive rates - Generous annual leave entitlement - Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay - The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions - Maternity leave at 3 month's full pay and 3 month's half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k) - 2 weeks paid paternity leave - Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit - Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary - A range of staff discounts - Opportunity to train to become a nurse through our 'grow our own' nurses programme - Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services - Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company. Hays Social Care are managing this vacancy exclusively on behalf of The Huntercombe Group.