Wed, 22 Aug 2018
£17,706 with progression to £18,228
Do you have experience of working in mental health or a related environment? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as a Recovery Worker.
Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.
Right now, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a Recovery Worker to join the team in Berkshire. The West Berkshire Housing support service offers 13 units of supported housing in Newbury to people living with mental health problems. We provide flexible support packages tailored to meet individual needs ranging from long term intensive support for up to 2 year to brief solution focused interventions. The service helps people manage their tenancies, maintain domestic routines and play an active part in their community.
Day-to-day, you’ll manage a caseload and give individuals all the support they need to enable them to participate in community life. You’ll also work with them to develop an appropriate personal support plan that addresses their specific needs. Helping them to develop domestic, financial and emotional management and personal life skills to achieve greater independence and self-esteem will be important too. And, when it comes to liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies to give people access to a full range of services, again, we’ll rely on your expertise.
A great listener, with a flexible approach and a flair for planning and prioritising a busy workload, you love motivating and engaging people in a range of developmental and rehabilitative activities. What’s more, you have a good understanding of mental health issues and how they affect people. Experience of identifying and co-ordinating a range of services to meet an individual’s needs and to enable them to engage with community activities is also essential.
The postholder will have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.
Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £18,228 will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.
So, get inspired today. Visit our website and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.
Closing date: 29th August 2018
Interview date: 12th September 2018