Project Worker 2 - Hazel House

Turning Point ,
London, Greater London


Job Description

Job Introduction We are looking for a dedicated, passionate and skilled project worker 2 to join our established and experienced team at Hazel House. Hazel House is one of three Services we run in our cluster with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Richardson House (SW10) and Penywern House (SW5) - Supported Housing The services provide high support housing to service users with enduring mental health backgrounds. The Services consist of 11 and 12 self-contained fully furnished flats. The Services offer a full rehabilitation package. We aim to support and assess on-going needs of our service users in order to build on their existing skills while learning new ones. All service users are allocated to a named Project Worker and Support Worker/s. Service users are required to fully participate in the process of planning their care, which includes attending support/keywork sessions with staff; this time is for tenants to discuss any issues or areas of concern they may have or perhaps go out for a coffee, or be supported with a practical task in their flat such as cleaning or laundry. Hazel House (SW5) - Registered Care Hazel House is a residential care unit with 10 rooms for residents, extensive areas and a beautiful small park behind the service. Our service users have more profound mental health and physical health issues. We support people to remain more independent and to move to less supported services or to maintain their optimum level of health and independence. Role Responsibility You will provide recovery focused support to service users in accordance with their support plans. You will have well-honed skills in positive communication and engagement, and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for service users. You will have the maturity to work within a positive framework, supporting tenants and managing a small staff team. You will have the ability to deliver services and interventions in a person centered, non-judgmental manner, and will inspire those whom you work with and manage to do the same. You will be the first point of contact and will take a lead role in case management. You will work alongside members of the service user's circle of support, to enable individuals to be happy, healthy, and successful in achieving their life goals. You must be willing to actively embrace all aspects of the Project Worker 2 role including, but not limited to, ensuring effective plans in place which will enable staff to fully support service user with their daily living skills, as well as supporting individuals to develop their care plans and risk assessments, access educational / social opportunities and move on. Your typical duties will include: * providing support and guidance to service users and staff * line managing a team of Support Workers including providing supervision and appraisals * taking responsibility for person centered risk and needs assessment * being involved, monitoring and supervising the safe running of the Service. * formation and implementation of management plans * administering medication and monitoring of medication procedures * providing written reports to professionals and other organizations * daily record keeping and attendance management * escorting service users to appointments or meetings * liaising with family and healthcare professionals * running group activities You will be required to work in a flexible manner on a roster basis including office hours, evenings and some weekends. The Ideal Candidate Previous experience in the mental health sector is essential as is a genuine desire to support individuals in their recovery and a can-do attitude. We need compassionate, proactive and professional individuals who are highly motivated, hardworking and keen to support service users with mental health and complex care needs. We value the personal skills and interests you can bring to the role and to the lives of the service users we support, such as: sports, arts and crafts, music and cooking to name but a few. As a Project Worker, there's no such a thing as a typical day - every day is interesting and varied. Being a good communicator is essential, to be able to get on with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, and you will also be liaising with other professionals. At times the job can be emotionally challenging so you have to be prepared, but you will be a valued team member and the support you provide will make a real difference to the happiness and wellbeing of both service users and staff. About us As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer. Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision - and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals. We run