Mental Health & Substance Misuse Support Worker Bank

Location: Greater Manchester, Leigh

Appointment Type: Bank

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Hours: There are no guaranteed hours of work

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

Gender Selection: N/A

Mental Health & Substance Misuse Support Worker Bank

As a Support Worker working for Gray Healthcare you will join a specialist team supporting an individual within their own home. You will be an instrumental part of this team and will receive outstanding clinical support, leadership and person-centred training. In this varied position you will support an individual to develop or regain life skills assisting participation in community life by building strong and trusting working relationships.

Our Approach

Here at Gray Healthcare we believe that no person should remain in an acute or long stay hospital environment for a day longer than is medically necessary. We do not discriminate with risk history, we work beyond the label and prioritise the individual and their right to live in the community. We are a company passionate about delivering truly person-centred support and are looking for a Support Worker who shares the same ethos.

About you

Experience in both Mental Health and Substance misuse is essential. You must have knowledge of epilepsy management and supporting independence in the community & in a person own home. Experience and/or knowledge of implementing and developing PBS and Active Support Planning is required. It is desirable that you have experience of working with individuals with Personality Disorders. If you are a team player with great communication skills, possess an NVQ/QCF 3 or willingness to complete the qualification with Gray Healthcare we’d love to hear from you.

You must be willing to work as part of the weekly rota with on-call duties.

The rewards

At Gray Healthcare having the right people and investing in their development is crucial. Our expert trainers alongside our managers, ensure that each colleague receives our high-quality bespoke training and has a detailed development plan to equip them to be knowledgeable, supportive, calm and confident in whatever situation comes their way.

Every Support Worker will receive a competitive salary. In addition to weekly pay we offer a healthcare cash plan and the chance to develop with a growing and forward-thinking organisation.

Gray Healthcare are committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.


Gray Healthcare reserves the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check (Formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

By applying for this vacancy, you hereby consent to Gray Healthcare storing and processing your information in order to progress your application. If successful, your information will be added to your electronic staff file. Your personal information will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected, or as required by law.

You have the right to ask at any time to see your records, edit them, have them erased or stop us using them. If we cannot comply with your request, we will tell you why. For more information on how we store and use your information, please view our privacy statement by visiting here.

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Gray Healthcare – A Disability Confident Employer

At Gray Healthcare we value everyone’s contribution. We want the best people to work with us to help us deliver the best service to people we support. If you have lived experience of disability or ill health we recognise the value that this brings. We want to encourage everyone to apply for our roles, regardless of their disability, and we have committed to making all reasonable adjustments possible to ensure that we attract and recruit the best candidates.

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to:

  • Offer interviews to all applicants who best meet the minimum requirements for a role and who have a disability.
  • Providing short-form and easy-read job descriptions upon request
  • Accepting job applications in formats that enable candidates to demonstrate their suitability for the role in the best way they can
  • Making all reasonable adjustments requested

If you would like to request us to make reasonable adjustments then please contact our Recruitment Team on 0151 255 2830 or email Recruitment@grayhealthcare.com and we will be happy to discuss how we can support you through the recruitment process.

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