Support Practitioner- Waking Nights

CJP Outreach Services

Job Summary by the careerbalance.co.uk Team:

65Job Description:

Complex Mental Health Support Practitioner

Location: St Annes

Salary: £14

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 provide comprehensive care for a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) in St Annes. The individual has complex mental health needs, including PTSD and an eating disorder. The successful candidate will play a vital role in promoting her well-being and independence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily Tasks and Person-centred Care:
  • Provide assistance with daily tasks, maintaining a person-centred approach to ensure individual needs and preferences are prioritized.

  • Community Access and Safety:
  • Support the individual in accessing the community safely, fostering social engagement and meaningful connections.
  • Conduct risk assessments and ensure the environment is conducive to the individual’s well-being.

  • Reassurance and Emotional Support:
  • Offer reassurance and emotional support, recognizing and responding to the individual’s emotional needs.

  • Mental Health Crisis Management:
  • Implement effective crisis management strategies, collaborating with the individual and relevant professionals to ensure a proactive and supportive approach.

  • Trigger Awareness and Risk Assessment:
  • Maintain awareness of potential triggers and conduct ongoing risk assessments to minimize environmental stressors.

  • Collaboration with Health Professionals:
  • Collaborate with mental health professionals to implement and monitor care plans.
  • Attend and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings as required.

  • Maintaining a Safe and Secure Home Environment:
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a safe and secure atmosphere within the individual’s home environment.

  • Support for Pursuing Favourite Activities:
  • Enable the individual to pursue favourite activities, including keeping active, spending time outdoors, practicing veganism, and engaging with animals.

  • Personal Care and Medication:
  • Prompt and assist with personal care routines.
  • Administer medications as prescribed and support attendance at medical appointments.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience in mental health support, particularly with individuals diagnosed with DID and associated conditions.
  • Understanding of PTSD, eating disorders, and mental health crisis management.
  • Compassion, empathy, and a person-centred approach.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with health professionals.



  • 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.

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