Would you like to work for a leading mental health charity?

Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

If yes, join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.

We have an exciting opportunity at our Perinville Road service in Torquay, where you will join our friendly and inspiring team as a Support Worker. Your role will be a 12 month fixed term position covering maternity leave, working full time, 37.5 hours per week based in the service. You will need to be able to work flexibly as you will be working on a rota basis which can include days, weekends and nights.

Our Perinville Road service is a CQC registered housing service providing a 24/7 supported living service for individuals stepping down from a secure or acute inpatient setting . We provide a supportive home environment that paves the way to greater independence and recovery. We help people with their day to day living and social skills, as well as providing access to social activities, further education, employment and training.

If you are looking for more stability, we may have full time or part time positions available so please do get in touch.

Who are we?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”

In everything we do, we seek to demonstrate our values: Passion, Openness, Hope, Expertise and Understanding. If these values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you.

What will you be doing?

You will be supporting someone in their daily activities and helping them lead a fulfilling life, this can involve things like,

Helping with personal care
Supporting with medication
Providing encouragement with household tasks such as laundry, cooking and cleaning
Supporting to learn new skills, achieve their dreams and ambitions
Assisting people pursue their interests and hobbies
Working with other mental health professionals and the family/friends of the person being supported

Do you have what we are looking for?

A great relationship builder, working directly with the people who live in our service
A good understanding of mental illness, gained either through work or personal experience
Willing to work towards, an NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care (or equivalent)
Good communication and organisational skills

Ideally, we would like you to have some experience or understanding of Mental Health however Support Work isn’t all about qualifications. If you have a passion for making a difference to the lives of people living with a serve mental illness, you may be who we are looking for.

What will you receive?

You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your abilities with the opportunity to make a real difference every day. In addition, you will have excellent development opportunities including funded training, career development and a range e-learning courses. You will also receive:

Salary of £17,099.15 - £18,747.26 pro rata
Contributory pension scheme
Life assurance and employee assistance programme
25 days annual leave rising to 30 days plus bank holidays
Your "Rethink Day" - 1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday
Eyecare vouchers
Flexible working

Don’t just change jobs, change lives!

The Recruitment Advisor looking after this role is Katie Wright. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email at or give her a call on 0121 522 7111

Just a couple of final things,

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, LGBTQ+, people with a disability, or who are BAME are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status and therefore we ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to everyone.

We reserve the right to change the closing date without notice depending on the number of responses received.