Relief Bank - Personal Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Job Reference: 248518HLL
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Social Interest Group
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £13.15
  • Role: Other jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a Personal Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, you will provide a person centred practical and emotional support service with therapeutic interventions which is responsive, and caring. You will create an enabling environment and service for the given residents/participants in line with their agreed care plans and risk assessments, offering practical based care, ensuring that the service offered promotes the rights of the individual which preserves dignity, choice, privacy, independence, fulfilment and their personal goals.

Shift Pattern: Rota will include days, nights, evenings, weekends and bank holiday working which can vary between 07:00 - 20:30, 19:30 - 07:30.  Please note we have a priority for workers who would prefer working nights although other shifts may also be available.

We will be having a recruitment day event on the 24th of July 2024 which will consist of an introduction to the service and a group interview.

ABOUT THE SERVICE

Aspinden Care Home (ACH) is a CQC registered care home based in Bermondsey, South East London. It has a national remit and cares for those with complex needs and/or those with long term alcohol addiction. ACH offers residents the chance to gain stability in their lives and improve their physical health and mental well-being.

If you have the passion, creativity, and tenacity to make a real difference to people’s lives, challenge stigma and make our communities safer, we would love to hear from you!

ABOUT YOU

We’re looking for someone with a genuine passion and felt purpose to help people, challenge stigma, and make a real difference to people’s lives!
We are looking for a team player, driven to provide high quality care and support to others, an effective communicator who is able to build rapport with others from various backgrounds. You will be compassionate, supportive, and empowering to others, whilst able to form effective, positive and motivational relationships.

OVERVIEW OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as the key worker for a caseload of residents and participants and contribute to the development of care plans, risk assessments and reviews.
  • Participate in, plan, and deliver meaningful activities and encourage residents and participants to participate in the running and development of the activities to promote their health, wellbeing, and positive engagement levels, including life skills training, group work, psychological, and alcohol based interventions.
  • Encourage social initiatives, training, and volunteering opportunities in service.
  • Recognise signs of deteriorating mental and physical health and initiate appropriate interventions to prevent a crisis. 
  • Support named residents/participants with various personal needs as required. 
  • Support with and monitor Residents’ healthcare and nutrition throughout their residence.
  • Where appropriate, enable Residents by assisting them with daily tasks such as preparing meals, doing laundry, undertake household tasks, personal hygiene, grooming, and medication.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Attend appointments with residents as required.
  • Admin will vary.

Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position. 

KEY CRITERIA

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of working with people of complex backgrounds, ex-offenders, mental health, substance misuse, challenging behaviours or a good understanding of the sector
  • IT Proficiency, ability to learn new software programs, basic Microsoft experience
  • Understanding of the housing and social needs of people with multiple and complex needs
  • Understanding and/or practical application of key legislation regarding social care, housing, criminal justice and mental health
  • Understanding and/or practical knowledge of the social and societal marginalisation that can be attached to people with mental health issues, addiction, exploitation, homelessness and within the criminal justice system 

What we would like, but not essential:

  • Experience creating co-produced support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professionals
  • Appropriate professional qualification: NVQ/Diploma Level 2 in Health & Social Care/Community Justice or professional equivalent
  • Experience of providing housing support and practical assistance within a residential or outreach support role

Please refer to the JDPS attached for more details on the vacancy and our requirements/key criteria.

WORKING FOR US

ABOUT US

The Social Interest Group (SIG) believes that good care and support make for better lives. Our values of ambition, empowerment, transparency, and inclusivity drive everything we do. Our mission is to empower people who are marginalised by building powerful partnerships and creative solutions that bridge gaps in provision and aid recovery, reablement and resettlement.

SIG is a not-for-profit organisation, providing thousands of people with good-quality support and care in a range of residential, drop-in centers, community floating support settings (including in peoples own homes), probation settings and people who are in hospital awaiting discharge. We currently do so across London, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Luton, and Kent. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed services to make a difference. We work with high standards and external and internal regulatory frameworks.

Want to know how we work? Watch our short Theory of Change video to see how we support people towards a brighter future: Theory of Change - YouTube

Further details can be found on our website here: Theory of Change - Social Interest Group - Social Interest Group 

Our Values

Ambition – Eager to succeed and to accomplish as much as possible for our people

Empowerment – Giving staff and the people we support the tools, training, and information they need to achieve their potential

Transparency – Upfront and visible about our actions and open to scrutiny from stakeholders, service users, and staff

Inclusivity – Listening to, understanding, and including all our stakeholders to ensure we make a difference and get things right

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note that this job advert may close early due to screening applications on an ongoing basis. We advise applying as soon as possible for your application to be taken into consideration at the early stages.

Additional information on our company policies including Gender Pay, Equality and Diversity, Company Benefits and our Candidate Privacy Policy can be found on our website.

For Recruitment related enquiries, please email recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk