Safe Haven Worker Ref: 17/128

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Application closing date
£16,560.00 (pro-rata for 30 hours per week)
South West
Newport, Isle of Wight


Job Advert


Do you have an understanding of mental health issues or experience of working in mental health? 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 Safe Haven 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 Safe Haven Worker to join the team at Newport in their new crisis service. Working in partnership with Isle of Wight NHS Mental Health Team.

Day-to-day, you’ll support individuals to develop emotional management and resilience, personal and life skills to achieve greater independence and self-esteem.  Linking into and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies to support people in accessing a full range of services.

A great listener, with a flexible approach and a flair for planning and prioritising a busy workload, you enjoy 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 coordinating a range of services to meet an individual’s needs and to enable them to engage with community activities is also essential.  

This post is for 30 hours per week

The postholder will be expected to work between 5pm – 10:00/10:30pm Monday – Friday, as well as weekends and bank holidays (365 days a year on a rota basis)

This post is offered as a fixed term contract ending 31st May 2018 

This is a rolling advert. Successful candidates will be invited for interview as and when they apply.

So, get inspired today and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

Closing date:  31st December 2017


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.

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