Recovery Worker (Crisis Services) Ref: 17/450
- Richmond Fellowship
- Contract Type
- Application closing date
- £15,810.00 (pro-rata for 22.5 hours per week)
- North West
- Whitehaven, Cumbria
- 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 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 use 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 that we can tailor 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 their crisis service in Cumbria. Opened in 2002, our crisis house in Whitehaven is the only crisis house in Cumbria. The service was established to provide a unique alternative to psychiatric hospital admission and address the needs of people experiencing a mental health crisis. It’s is a county wide service for adults throughout Cumbria who would otherwise be admitted to an acute inpatient setting or for those seeking to prevent an onset of mental health crisis.
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.
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.
This is a part time post at 22.5 hours per week.
Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £16,320.00 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.
Please quote ref: 17/450 when applying.
Closing date: 20th December 2017
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