Vacancies

Recovery Worker (Floating Support) Ref: 17/294

Organisation
Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Permanent
Application closing date
25/09/2017
Salary
£16,160.00
Region
North East
Location
Suffolk

 

Job Advert

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 at our Stowmarket service. We provide 14 supported housing flats for clients referred to us by the local NHS mental health team. Eight flats are housed within our 24 hour service – with a further six for those who are ready to move on from the service.The support is tailored for each service user and the ultimate goal is to help clients manage their accommodation and assist them with re-integration back into mainstream housing.

Day-to-day, you’ll manage a caseload of clients and give them all the support they need to enable them to help sustain their tenancy. You’ll also work with individuals to develop an appropriate personal support plan that addresses their specific needs, helping them when it comes to liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies to give people access to a full range of services.

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 services and activities is also essential.

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.

The successful candidate will have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

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

Closing date: 25th September 2017

Job Description & Person Specification
JD_17_294.pdf