Recovery Worker (Floating Support) Ref: 17/288

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Application closing date
South West


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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 Recovery Workers to join the team at East Dorset Community Service. We provide a variety of recovery focused activities, training and one-to-one support for people with mental health problems. Our service is based on an ethos of social inclusion, service user involvement and individualised support. Activities include peer support and peer volunteering, healthy living, horticultural groups and anxiety management groups.  

Day-to-day, you’ll manage a caseload of clients and work with them in delivering the Recovery Model to achieve sustainable outcome. This includes living skills, budgeting, maintaining a tenancy, accessing the community, social inclusion and overcoming stigma in a diverse approach. You will work in partnership with statutory services and other voluntary agencies to ensure people accessing our service have the necessary support in place for their recovery.  

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.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' holiday (pro rata), contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

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

Closing date: 21st August 2017

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