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Specialist Mental Health Support Worker - Walsall

Seco Support are an established, CQC registered provider which provide supported living services to young people and adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Difficulties in the North East and Midlands areas.

We are looking for experienced specialist Mental Health Support Workers in the Midlands who have positively improved the lives of children and young people considered to be ‘hard to reach’, and managed to build meaningful, positive relationships.  We support children and young people who have challenging and complex needs, many of whom have experienced negative childhood experiences or trauma. Our model is centred around forming positive relationships and our relationship-based model allows us to guide the way we support people to live the lives they want to lead.

The Pathway service is for children and young people who are at risk of placement breakdown or need to move from a hospital setting in a short space of time. The placements will always be time limited with an emphasis on supporting the child to move onto an appropriate provision once it is safe to do so.

You will be joining a small friendly, supportive and creative multi-disciplinary team, dedicated to providing a high quality service to children and young people in crisis. We are passionate about providing support to children and young people experiencing mental distress and complex psychosocial disorders.

Our work complements the support offered by wider specialist teams in liaison with other key young people's services to ensure that the children and young people we support have the best possibility of success in their next steps. Our main focus includes assessing young people's mental health, with close attention to risk management and care planning. We work collaboratively with families and the wider systems that support these young people to promote continuity of care and support.

We are a completely paperless company and use cloud based technology to manage our services.


Responsibilities will include

  • Create open and honest, positive working relationships with both the young people we support and team members alike.
  • Build trusting relationships through a genuine interest in the young people being supported, recognising their needs and vulnerabilities which may impact on their current presentation in crisis.
  • Complete holistic assessments of young people to ensure their needs are thoroughly assessed and understood from a 360 perspective.
  • Develop comprehensive support plans to meet the ongoing needs of the young people being supported, with a focus on appropriate and safe transition to their next provision.
  • Promote social inclusion and community engagement for the young person to enable them to maintain relationships with local networks wherever possible.
  • Actively manage both static and dynamic risks to ensure that young people are supported to achieve the best outcomes using a positive risk-taking approach.
  • Engage collaboratively with key partners and stakeholders to ensure that the young people supported have access to the best care and treatment, both whilst in our care and transitioning on to their next setting.

The post holder will need to have the following attributes and characteristics;

  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or Equivalent.
  • Qualifications in, or Experience working with challenging behaviour, Complex Mental Health Conditions and Learning disabilities
  • An understanding of care/support plans and assessing risk
  • Experience Working in Children and Young people services
  • Experience in managing and de-escalating challenging behaviours.
  • Ability to maintain a calm and solution focussed manner during times of crisis
  • A professional attitude towards their role and overall responsibilities
  • Strong literacy, numeracy and computer skills
Job Benefits

Benefits to working with SECO Support;

  • Company pension
  • Access to the ‘Employee Assistance Programme’
  • Access to the Blue Light discount card
  • Full Induction Programme
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Free meals while in service
  • Free car parking


Salary £23,985 per Annum. 28 days Annual Leave.

Employment Type
Health and Social Care sector
Job Location
Walsall, West Midlands
Working Hours
37.5 including Days, Nights, Weekends and Holidays
Base Salary
£23,985 Per year
Date posted
August 2, 2021
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