Vacancies

Casual Support Worker Ref: 17/316

Organisation
Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Zero hours
Application closing date
01/01/2018
Salary
£8.87 per hour
Region
South West
Location
Portsmouth

 

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 Casual Recovery Worker on an ‘as and when’ needed basis.

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 Casual Recovery Workers to join the team in Portsmouth. We provide long and short term supported living services to 57 people in 12 properties across the city. We offer a three phased model of enabling support which allows individuals to progress their recovery at a pace appropriate for them. We work closely with key partners including Solent Health. The overall aim is to increase independence, prevent relapse and enable individuals to manage their own mental health.

Day-to-day, you’ll support individuals to develop emotional management and personal life skills to achieve greater independence and self-esteem. 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. You will also need good record keeping skills and be adept at data entry and willing to participate in a 24/7 rota that includes lone working, weekends, on call and sleep-ins across a variety of services. 

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

This is a rolling job advert, successful applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed as and when they apply.

Job Description & Person Specification
JD_17_316.pdf