Mental Health Support Worker

Would you like to work for a leading mental health charity?

Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

If yes, join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.

We have an exciting opportunity at our Gloucester Supported Housing service in Cheltenham, where you will join our friendly and inspiring team as a Support Worker. Your role will be a permanent position, working part time, 28 hours per week based in the community. You will need to be able to work flexibly as you will be working as part of the rota.

Our Gloucester Supported Housing service offers independent, quality housing to tenants with mental health needs. We support people to achieve personal goals, offer emotional and practical support with day-to-day living, and help develop skills to live independently in the community in order to build a meaningful quality of life as defined by them.

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Who are we?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”

In everything we do, we seek to demonstrate our values: Passion, Commitment, Openness, Hope, Expertise and Understanding. If these values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you.

What will you be doing?

You will be supporting someone self-manage personal and domestic daily activities and helping them lead a fulfilling life. You will also be

Providing one to one individual support and liaison with other mental health agencies on behalf of people who use our service
Providing support in developing, reviewing, monitoring and adapting support and safety plans.
Contributing to the protection of individuals from the risk of abuse and harm to self and others who use our services.
Providing encouragement to recognise, understand and manage factors that affect mental wellbeing and physical health

Do you have what we are looking for?

Some understanding of recovery principles and embedding the ethos of recovery into your own practice.
Ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs
Excellent communication
Good organisational skills

Ideally, we would like you to have some experience or understanding of Mental Health however Support Work isn’t all about qualifications. If you have a passion for making a difference to the lives of people living with a serve mental illness, you may be who we are looking for.

You will be working within the community, therefore we would prefer you to have a full UK driving licence.

What will you receive?

You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your abilities with the opportunity to make a real difference every day. In addition, you will have excellent development opportunities including funded training, career development and a range e-learning courses. You will also receive:

Salary of £17,099.15 - £18,747.26 pro rata
Contributory pension scheme
Life assurance and employee assistance programme
25 days annual leave rising to 30 days plus bank holidays
Your "Rethink Day" - 1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday
Eyecare vouchers
Flexible working

Don’t just change jobs, change lives!

The Recruitment Advisor looking after this role is Katie Wright. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to drop her an email at or give her a call on 0121 522 7111

Just a couple of final things,

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, LGBTQ+, people with a disability, or who are BAME are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status and therefore we ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to everyone.

We reserve the right to change the closing date without notice depending on the number of responses received

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