Mental Health Support Worker-Bank.

CJP Outreach Services

Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

A support worker position is available in Weston Super Mare, offering an hourly rate of £15. The role involves providing assistance to an adult male with bipolar disorder, psychosis, autism, and ADHD. Key responsibilities include routine management, community access and engagement, socialization and support system expansion, sensory awareness, and de-escalation techniques. Previous experience in a similar support role is desirable, along with knowledge of the associated needs and the ability to handle challenging behaviors. Benefits include industry and bespoke training, career development opportunities, flexible work patterns, and the opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life.

Job Description:

Support Worker

Location: Weston Super Mare

Hourly Rate: £15

Working in care is not just a job; it’s an extraordinary opportunity to be a hero in someone else’s story. Every day, care workers have the power to transform lives through compassion, dedication, and the simple act of being there for those who need it most. Whether comforting someone in their most vulnerable moments, offering a gentle touch, or providing essential support, care workers embody the essence of heroism. It’s not about grand gestures, but the small, everyday acts that make an immeasurable impact on the lives of others. 

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Support Worker to join our team, providing assistance to an adult male with a unique set of challenges, including bipolar disorder, psychosis, autism, and ADHD.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Routine Management:
  • Facilitate the establishment and maintenance of a calm and settled routine for the individual.
  • Provide support in daily activities to ensure stability and predictability.
  • Assist with day-to-day tasks, including cleaning and organising the individuals living space.

  • Community Access and Engagement:
  • Assist in enabling the individual to access the community and participate in various activities.
  • Foster independence by giving choices and encouraging decision-making.

  • Socialization and Support System Expansion:
  • Actively work to enable socialization, helping the individual expand their support system.
  • Encourage and facilitate meaningful connections within the community.

  • Sensory Awareness:
  • Remain attentive to sensory issues and triggers that may impact the individual’s well-being.
  • Implement strategies to create a sensory-friendly environment.

  • De-escalation Techniques:
  • Possess and apply effective de-escalation techniques to manage challenging behaviours.
  • Maintain a calm and composed demeanour during crisis situations.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience in a similar support role, particularly with individuals facing complex mental health and developmental challenges is desirable.
  • Understanding of bipolar disorder, psychosis, autism, ADHD, and associated needs.
  • Knowledge of de-escalation techniques and ability to handle challenging behaviours.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to empower and encourage independence.
  • Sensitivity to sensory issues and a proactive approach to creating a supportive environment.


  • Industry and bespoke training plan – tailored to meet the needs of the individuals you support.
  • Career development and ongoing training opportunities
  • Full support and supervision
  • Mileage reimbursement – increased recently to support the recent fuel price increases.
  • Flexible work patterns
  • Rewarding opportunity to make a real difference to an individual’s life
  • Working for an outstanding CQC rated provider.

The refer a friend scheme is worth £200 in total. This is split £100 after the person has worked 100 hours and then another £100 when they have passed probation (6 months usually).

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of others?

If you are ready to contribute to a supportive and dynamic team and make a difference in the lives of those we care for, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.

Please contact our friendly recruitment team on  if you would like to know more about this position.


Location: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

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