Mental Health Support Worker at the Oleaster – Lagos and Anambra



The Oleaster is a Behavioral Health Center that provides a holistic treatment approach needed to fight addiction and other mental health issues. Our Client-first philosophy, licensed and empathetic staff allow us to meet you wherever you are in your recovery journey.

We work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs. Our integrative approach combines today’s most effective treatment strategies with long-standing, evidenced-based techniques to help you achieve lasting recovery. The Oleaster is located in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Mental Health Support Worker

Locations: Lagos Mainland, Lagos and Anambra
Reports to: Ward Manager

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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

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

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruitment@theoleaster.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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