Community Care Assistant – Mental Health, 2 Posts – PKC07498
£26,372 – £29,225
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth
The Role The Mental Health Community Care Assistant roles within the Access Team requires SVQ Level 3 in Social Services & Healthcare / Health & Social Care, or equivalent, and experience in mental health recovery related work.
The Community Care Assistant will support the Mental Health Practitioners with assessment, personal outcome and recovery focussed care planning and review, and will be directly involved in the delivery of support for adults with mild to moderate mental health needs living in Perth & Kinross.
The post holders will participate in mental health triage and support with third sector organisations, working shift patterns and one weekend in four, enabling flexibility to the overall service.
The Community Care Assistant will deliver support in line with policy, procedure and best practice.
The support offered will be short term and recovery focussed, and will encourage the development of self-management skills to support service users to move on from, or live better with, the symptoms of mental ill health.
Support can be delivered on an individual or small group.
The post holders will be able to develop effective interpersonal relationships with service users, carers and other agencies, and work in partnership with other locality based partners to offer support focussed on personal outcomes and recovery.
The post holders will demonstrate good written, IT and verbal communication skills, and demonstrate skills in assessment, care planning and review processes.
The post holders must have a genuine interest in working with people in a recovery focussed way to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
The post holders will be able to demonstrate skills in groupwork facilitation.
For further information regarding these positions, please contact Pamela Ritchie, Team Leader 01738 475492.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
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