Location: Brighton & Hove
Reference Number: 791
Hours per Week: Casual
Salary: £10.90 per hour plus Sleep-In £103.56 (10pm to 8am). Inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.
BHT Sussex is looking for Bank Cover Workers to join the friendly team at the Archway service, which is a CQC registered care provider for those with enduring and complex mental health needs.
A Bank Cover Worker is akin to a Relief Support Worker position.
Archway consists of two residential properties in Hove:
Stepdown at Sackville Gardens is a 5-bed service providing short term (up to 16 weeks), intensive support for people who are medically fit to leave the hospital, but do not have a residential service available to immediately support them on a longer-term basis. This service provides double-cover, 24 hours a day. This is an exciting pilot scheme which will run until March 2023.
Portland Road is a 9-bed residential service providing transitional placements for up to two years with the aim of helping clients move on to less supported accommodation.
Salary: £10.90 per hour plus Sleep-In £103.56 (10pm to 8am), which is inclusive of Holiday pay at 12.07%.
Based in Brighton & Hove.
5.5% employer’s pension contribution (the level of this is reviewed annually).
Applicants must have availability to work shifts on multiple days of the week, including weekends
- A paid induction
- Supportive management and team
- Positive working environment
- Opportunities for learning and development
Shift Details (these are variable dependent on need, but for the general structure please see below):
- Early: 09:00-17:00
- Late: 12:00-20:00
- Night: 16:00-22:00 with a 10 hour sleep-in (22:00-08:00) followed by 08:00-10:00 the following day.
Most clients move into Archway after time in hospital. We bridge the gap between the hospital and the community by encouraging people to gain a greater understanding of what keeps them well, safe and motivated, as well as supporting them to move on to accommodation tailored to their individual needs in the future.
We adopt a person-centred and holistic approach to support, with an emphasis on client involvement and co-production.
Both properties are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have a rating of ‘Outstanding’ –A quote from an Archway client:
“Archway has changed my life for the better. Being at Archway has made me more confident, aware of my own circumstances and helped me move away from a bad time”
- We provide accommodation and support for adults (18+) who have enduring and complex mental health needs.
- Our clients will often have experienced hospital admissions under section of the Mental Health Act and will join our service upon discharge.
- Our clients will have been assessed as requiring a 24-hour staffing provision.
- When assessing our clients, we look for motivation to engage with a recovery focussed support plan to enable them to move on to more independent living in the future.
- We adopt a person-centred and holistic approach to support; we want to get to know the individual and help them to feel empowered and able to lead on their own recovery with more self-awareness and confidence.
- We work to empower people through life skills development and goal-focused support planning so that our clients can maintain their accommodation and manage their mental health and wellbeing.
- We promote client involvement and a spirit of co-production to ensure those living at Archway have a say in how the service is run and support is delivered.
- We work in a psychologically informed way by applying our knowledge, skills and reflections to build a strong and supportive team and to provide compassionate care and support for our clients.
- To take therapeutic approaches to build resilience and coping strategies to prevent hospital admission/re-admission.
- To enable our clients to achieve greater independence and move-on to less-supported accommodation.
- To support our clients to develop an understanding of their mental health and to build a range of individualised coping strategies and maintain positive well-being.
- Have experience of providing care and support to vulnerable people.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to form trusting and professional relationships with clients.
- Place value in person-centred support.
- Be able to communicate effectively with a range of people.
- Have a supportive and empathic nature.
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Closing Date: Saturday 31 December 2022 12.00pm
Interview Date: TBC
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