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Care and Support Worker- Mental Health

Safehands recruitment are recruiting for Care and Support Workers in Gloucestershire to work with individuals with substance misuse related illnesses and homelessness.

You will be working in a team to break the cycle of homelessness by providing support to 16-25 year olds in supported accommodation.

This is a permanent position offering full and part-time hours on a rota basis.

The salary £17000-£19000 depending on experience.

The Role:

  • Offer direct support to young people in either a supported accommodation or individual placement setting as part of a wider care package
  • Engage with practical activities, in particular those which promote and develop learning, social skills, healthy lifestyles, arts and culture, aiming to broaden horizons and raise aspirations
  • Support individuals to engage in training, education, employment or voluntary work
  • Promote independence, preparing young people with the resilience and practical life-skills to progress successfully into adulthood and to realise their potential


  • 25 days leave per year as well as Bank Holidays, rising by one day per year for every year of service (capped at 30) 
  • Perkbox membership entitling you to a range of discounts on shopping, retail and leisure purchases amounting to savings of more than £800 per person per year on average
  • Cash-back health plan, giving you money back on day-to-day healthcare like dental and optical care, prescriptions and GP appointments
  • Yearly Away Days, monthly ‘Hub’ lunch socials, keeping you connected to the heart of the organisation, consulting you about key decisions
  • Monthly support and supervision, supporting your wellbeing and development
  • Bespoke training package to help you map your own career – train to be a CCP leader of the future, or a subject matter expert in a field of your choice 
  • Contributory pension scheme


  • High level of spoken and written English
  • Ability to communicate with vulnerable people
  • Experience in managing difficult and challenging behaviours
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to adapt and cope under pressure
  • Empathetic, professional and strong social skills

As a valued member of the team, you have the opportunity to help make a real difference and to develop a truly rewarding career for yourself.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on 01242 505437 to discuss the role in more detail.