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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 26, 2021
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  • The day to day demands across the spheres of our existence from family to work, among others can take a toll on what we can bear mentally, and we deserve to seek for and receive help because these daily demands can lead to stressors which can result in a range of problems such as substance abuse and mental illnesses. At The Olive Prime Psychological servi...
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    Mental Health Support Worker

    Reports to: Ward Manager

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities
    Principal Duties and Responsibilities of a mental health support worker:

    • Support the nurses on duty and other clinicians while they carry out their duties
    • Receive and implement instructions from the nurses in charge of the wards at all times
    • Welcome patients and facilitate a friendly environment to enable them acclimatize to their new environment
    • Ensure the safety of patients and their living environment at all times; ensure patients are never left unattended in the facility or while on external activities
    • Physical care of patients: assist when circumstances require, in maintaining personal hygiene – bathing, dressing –, feeding, making beds, arranging personal effects, etc.
    • Interact with and support patients during therapeutic activities and recreation
    • Assist to de-escalate and/or restrain aggressive/violent patients when required
    • Supervise the scheduled regular cleaning of patients’ rooms and shared areas during all shifts
    • Complete all observation charts and handover checklists promptly and conscientiously, with adequate attention to detail
    • Ensure that electrical appliances e.g. bulbs, air conditioners, heaters, etc. are switched off when not in use
    • Promptly report damages, and supervise repairs and maintenance activities in the facility
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Nurse or clinicians.

    Requirements and Experience

    • ONLY SSCE or OND holders can apply for this role
    • Previous work experience in a mental health or general health care facility will be an advantage.
    • Compassionate and patient
    • Strong-willed, able to solve crises and work in a team
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Good communication skill
    • Meticulous.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using the job title as subject of the email.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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