WHY WORK FOR US
What our Staff Say About Us
Working for Care in Mind has opened my mind to a different way of working with young people suffering from mental health difficulties. It is satisfying to know that we are contributing to the recovery of our young people and introducing the aspect of responsibility to their lives which is a key part of the recovery process.
I enjoy having autonomy over caseload, the balance of clinical work and strategic input and the ability to develop understanding and skills.
I enjoy being at the forefront of mental health care. It’s a great experience of proper MDT working. It’s rewarding being part of a young person’s journey from hospital (restrictive care) to empowering them to take back control of these difficulties. I feel well supported and appreciate my colleagues’ enthusiasm.
I would say what I like most is working so collaboratively as part of the team around each of our young people. It allows us to be more thoughtful and creative as well as more consistent about meeting their needs than if we were working in less connected ways, or didn’t have all the right people as part of the team.
I like the flexibility and autonomy…it’s a very supportive and responsive team. I love the model, the close MDT working and feel like my opinion is valued.
I am made to feel very welcome. It’s a good atmosphere to work in as it makes me feel like I can talk to people, such as the manager or team leaders if I have a concern about something or someone in the house. I enjoy working as a support worker because of Care in Mind.
Care in Mind is the first company I have worked for where I can honestly say you are pushed to achieve your full potential and the support you are given throughout is remarkable.
I enjoy my job as it allows me to work with young people in a way that is relational, compassionate and really tries to understand how their life story plays out relationally at all levels in their system of care… I love the variation of my role which allows me to also support staff and facilitate training which I am very passionate about, with psychologically informed workplaces being special interest of mine. Being able to undertake other duties, such as assessments, run groups, and support the service in various ways when required, means my skills as a Clinical Psychologist are fully utilised and the job is always kept diverse and interesting. I really appreciate the ethos of being able to work creatively and make suggestions for change which are encouraged, supported and acted upon. This kind of continuous improvement and willingness to make mistakes and learn from them keeps me feeling passionate about my role and morale high, in an area of work which can often be very challenging.
Why Work For Us?
At Care in Mind, we recognise that the key to our success is the dedication and commitment of our workforce. Without them, we would not be able to provide the best care and support to our young people. It is important to us that our staff are valued and recognised for the work they do and we believe in supporting our staff to achieve their full potential through training and career development opportunities.
When you join Care in Mind you will be part of a team who are passionate about providing individualised care. Our staff are dedicated to the successful transition of young people to greater levels of independence and we have helped many to live increasingly happy and fulfilled lives, without the need for re-admission to mental health services.
You will be joining a rapidly growing organisation and colleagues who are pioneers in their field and have an excellent reputation. Care in Mind’s therapeutic approach is unique and innovative. We have reached our current success due to the dedication and determination of all our employees.
Care in Mind actively recruits committed individuals of all backgrounds, ages and levels of experience. We want to ensure that our young people receive the best possible care. We recognise that it is important to employ people with the right personal qualities and competencies and, depending on roles, experience may be less important as we provide specialist training.
We have an extremely diverse workforce and a large variety of roles such as Residential Support Workers, Team Leaders and Registered Managers, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists.
To support and value our staff we have developed a range of initiatives to reward and recognise our employees. These include:
- National Living Wage employer
- 30 days holiday (Rising to 35 days with service including bank holidays)
- An additional day off each year for your birthday
- Excellent Learning and Development opportunities
- Healthcare CashPlan with costs provided towards dental and optical care and a range of other healthcare treatments and benefits including discounted gym memberships, online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
- Paid Training & Induction
- Enhanced company pension
- Life Assurance
- Free parking available and good direct transport links
- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
- Paid Enhanced DBS check
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme/24-hour Counselling Service
- Regular social events and recognition schemes (Employee of the year awards, Summer & Christmas parties)