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“I would not be where I am without this help”
Are you ready to make a real difference; treating people who are experiencing significant challenges in their lives with compassion and understanding, helping them to use their own unique talents and strengths to develop a life of their choice?
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If you feel a sense of activism, enjoy a challenging and rewarding role, and recognise yourself in Julian Support’s values, then we would like find out more about what makes you tick.
Hospital Road in Bury St Edmunds is part of our mental health support services in West Suffolk. We are looking for enthusiastic and creative people who enjoy making a difference to come and join the team.
What does it involve?
You will be working alongside people living at this supported housing service, proactively helping them to gain the confidence, skills and motivation they need to move on into the community. You will recognise that even in the most difficult of situations, people are often relying on a range of strengths and skills to cope and survive. You will use your ability to connect with people and develop their trust to help them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.
“I love the job that I do and feel I am fulfilling a ‘calling’”
Tell me a bit more about the job?
Hospital Road is located in the Bury St Edmunds and is a 24-hour supported housing service. The service supports individuals with mental health needs to enhance their living skills with a goal for individuals to move on to living independently. As a Support Worker you will part of a dynamic team of friendly and knowledgeable staff. You will work with our Recovery Coordinators to ensure that service users receive holistic support. There are various hours, both part time and full time posts, available working across a 24 hour/7 day a week service – these will include evenings and weekends with a possibility of waking night shifts also. However, flexible working is encouraged and individual needs discussed at interview stage. If successful, you will receive a full and comprehensive induction which will include various training and learning opportunities.
What experience do I need?
Most importantly we are looking for people with a positive, person-centred approach to helping others and a desire to make a real difference. You will value individuality and take a non-judgemental and anti-authoritarian approach to providing support. You may have previous experience of supporting others, either in a professional or personal capacity, or you may have experience of overcoming challenges in your own life. Whatever your background, full training and support will be provided to ensure you have the knowledge and skills required to fulfil the role.
How do I apply?
Please read through the Job Description. If you would like to apply for the position of Support Worker in Bury St Edmunds send us a copy of your CV and a supporting statement telling us a bit more about you, what gets you fired up, and why you would like to be part of this team. Feel free to be as creative as you like with your supporting statement; it could be in the form of a letter, a blog, a video or a podcast. Please send your CV and supporting statement to Mapfumo Musonza (Service Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also need you to complete our equal opportunities form. This helps us to monitor who applies in order that we may target our recruitment campaigns to underrepresented people and communities. Please send this to Rachel, our Human Resources Advisor at email@example.com
We will be conducting individual interviews, so if your application is successful, we will contact you with an interview date and time. The closing date for this post is on the 4th July 2022.
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