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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/09/2021.

Support Worker (Shipley)

Job Reference: J380-A-21-0589

Northern Healthcare
Merchant's House
£9.00 p/h

Mental Health Support Worker

At Northern Healthcare you can build meaningful relationships and a fulfilling career as a key member of our team. Our Mental Health Support Workers are at the heart of our services. Our team are special, and they help us to create mental health recovery services full of joy and laughter, whilst overcoming challenges together and lifting each other up.

Each day is different, and you help make it special

You will enhance the lives of our residents, support their families, and be an integral part of a wider mental health support network within your local community.

Our residents need support with daily living tasks such as cooking, appointments, medication and money management. You will help encourage and support our residents to re-learn skills and tackle new ones in a safe and supportive environment.

You will celebrate every step our residents take on their path to greater independence and mental health recovery no matter how small. Supporting them through difficult times whilst learning from your colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Supporting you and your career

From day one we will help you find your feet, with our new induction programme, buddy scheme and virtual learning programme. We provide all the training you need to support your residents to take their next steps whilst developing your career, confidence and knowledge.

As an adult Mental Health Support Worker, you will complete a variety of training such as the Care Certificate, behaviour support and first aid. Many of our Support Workers have completed an Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Level 2,3 and 5), business administration qualifications and management training.

The possibilities are truly endless for you as a Support Worker at Northern Healthcare. If you have the drive and dedication you can progress through to Team Leader, Deputy Service Manager, Service Manager and onwards!

Not the route for you? No problem, you could become a Support Worker Champion in a speclised field, or if you’re happy where you are then we can support you to thrive in your role.

Whatever your next step, we will help you get there.


In return for your dedication and support, we can offer you some fantastic benefits:

• Company pension scheme

• Free car parking (majority of our services)

• Free enhanced disclosure check (DBS)

• Blue Light Card (online offers and in-store discounts)

• Blue Light Insurance

• Flexible working week

• Up to 28 days annual leave (including BH)

• Access to discounted products and services (care worker benefits)

• Sovereign Healthcare Cover - including dental, optical, prescriptions and physiotherapy*

• Employee Assistant Programme - offering holistic solutions, physiotherapy, mental health support and workplace adjustments

• Annual staff awards and ongoing employee recognition scheme

Your experience

At Northern Healthcare all your individual experiences’ are valued. You bring something unique to our team. Whilst of course, experience as a support worker or a level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care is beneficial, if you have the dedication and drive to support others then we will help you with the rest.

About us

Our teams are the people who make Northern Healthcare special. “Putting people first” isn’t just a strapline - all of our team members show it each day. Our services support adults with a mental health diagnosis, autism or learning disability 24/7 within our services or as part of an outreach programme. When you join our team you also join a wider network of people with a shared goal of changing lives.

Find out more by visiting the “Working for us” section of our website.

Where you’ll work

Each of our services has its own character and our team are fundamental in creating a happy and trusting culture which our residents are proud to call home. You can find out more about where you will work by visiting ‘Our services’ on our website.

Your role details

  • Full-time 38.5 hours per week
  • Competitive hourly rate of £9.00/hour (equates to £18,018 per year)
  • 7 days rotational shift pattern 8am-8pm (day) and 8pm-8am (waking nights). We are happy to offer a flexible shift pattern for both day and night shifts.
  • Based at Merchants House, Shipley, BD18 1BP
  • You will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us.
  • We require a minimum of two references provided that must cover the last 3 years. If you have worked with vulnerable adults in the past we will be required to request references for each of these employers too.

Apply online today or visit our website section “Working for us” to keep up to date with latest vacancies.

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