Mental Health Support Worker

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 150 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end local homelessness.

The Mental Health Support Worker role is funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in partnership with Adur and Worthing District Council. The role will sit within our innovative Multidisciplinary Team, helping both clients and staff navigate local statutory and voluntary mental health pathways, often experienced as an overwhelming and complex system of support.

The successful candidate will work with individuals experiencing homelessness in Worthing who have diagnosed/undiagnosed mental health needs. You will deliver holistic, client led support with a view to promote mental wellbeing, using evidenced based psycho/social interventions. You will work closely with Turning Tides’ Multidisciplinary Team in order to sustain and develop high quality mental health support for those accessing Turning Tides services.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.

To apply, please ensure you complete an application form, including your responses to the shortlisting criteria (in Person Specification), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the right and send to: Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 April 2021

Interview date: Monday 26 April 2021

No agencies please.


Turning Tides aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.

We are a ‘Covid-secure’ employer and have taken all necessary measures to protect our employees in line with the latest Government guidance and the Coronovirus Act 2020. Additional information and advice, including an individual employee Covid-19 risk-assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of employment.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Mental Health Support Worker


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Worthing, West Sussex


37.5 hours per week


£25,234.13 per annum

Closing date:

18th April 2021

Interview date:

26th April 2021

Support us to make a difference​

Millions of people in England are only one pay cheque away from being homeless.

Turning Tides have provided support to thousands of local men and women in West Sussex for almost 30 years.

We provide a warm, safe space to listen to anyone who comes to us for help. Our support services empower people to find the strength and belief in themselves to create a brighter future.

Together we can make a difference and end homelessness where you live.


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