Support Worker #0820

Project: Shore House

Location: Brighton

Reference Number: 0820

Hours per Week: 37 - 6 week rolling rota

Salary: £26,661 per annum (£13.85 per hour)

Job Description

1 x permanent post, 1 x fixed-term post until 31/10/22

Project Details

Shore House is an innovative and dynamic service which provides accommodation and intensive support to 20 people with a range of mental health diagnoses and people experiencing the effects of complex trauma. People may also present with additional needs such as substance use, and its associated impacts on health, budgeting, and engagement.

The service works collaboratively with clients and their community mental health team to ensure their safety and wellbeing, as well as enabling them to move on to more independent accommodation within an 18-month timeframe.

Within Shore House, we are currently piloting a 2-bed service called Respite @ Shore which aims to prevent escalation of suicidal feelings and self-harm in people living in the Brighton and Hove area who have mental health issues and complex needs, by providing up to 7 days of respite, with 24/7 staff support. It seeks to provide an empowering and preventative service to those who may otherwise require hospital admission/use of statutory crisis mental health services.

Job summary

The Support Worker will deliver psychologically informed support to a caseload of clients with a diverse range of needs, including support planning, risk and safety planning, and multi-agency coordination.  They will provide empathic, responsive, person-centred support to clients with enduring mental health needs, self-neglect, problematic substance use, low motivation, and numeracy/literacy issues. They will support clients with all aspects of behaviour change, and provide support which is empowering, motivating, realistic and personalised.

What we offer:

  • Supportive line management
  • Regular supportive supervision and reflective practice sessions
  • Commitment to personal development and excellent in-house training
  • Psychologically informed and trauma-informed work environment
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension contributions

You will be joining an experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive team who offer peer support and are committed to the support of the clients we work with.


The salary is paid monthly in arrears and will commence at £25,192 per annum plus an anti-social hour’s enhancement of £1,469 per annum.   A total salary on £26,661 per annum (£13.85 per hour).  A 5.5% employer’s pension contribution is also paid. The level of this contribution is reviewed annually.

Hours of Work

The hours of work for this post will be 37 hours per week (average over a 6-week rolling rota, including evenings (until 10.30pm), weekends and daytime hours).

BHT Sussex does not pay overtime but will grant time off in lieu if agreed by the service manager.

Annual Holidays

The annual leave entitlement will be 185 hours (25 working days), rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 222 hours (30 days) pro rata.  The role will include working on some bank holidays as part of the team rota for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Closing date

Closing Date: Tuesday 31 May 2022 12.00pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 8 June 2022

Application Pack

Job DetailsJob DescriptionPerson Specification BHT Sussex Mental Health Services Overview

Application form Criminal offences declaration formRecruitment monitoring form

How to apply

  1. Download and complete all the forms in the application pack.
  2. Attach all the completed documents to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name): BHT job reference – (job reference number).
  3. Send your application to