Vacancies

Wellbeing Worker Ref: 18/54

Organisation
Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Permanent
Application closing date
23/02/2018
Salary
£20,453.00
Region
North West
Location
Lancaster

 

Job Advert

Do you have proven experience of working with people to improve their physical and/or mental health and wellbeing? 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 Wellbeing 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 Wellbeing Worker to join their Lancashire Wellbeing Service (LBS). The service is run by a consortium made up of N-Compass, Age Concern Central Lancashire and Richmond Fellowship on behalf of Lancashire County Council. Our aim is to help people to have improved mental wellbeing and be better able to look after their health and the things that might affect it. But, it's only possible with the help of people like you.

Your focus will be on helping people with multiple or complex health needs and communities that are marginalised and experience the greatest need. Day-to-day, you’ll engage with a variety of individuals to gather and interpret information relating to their social, physical and psychological needs. We’ll then rely on you to help them access the support they need to maintain and improve their health, wellbeing and independence. Supporting the achievement of service performance and outcome measures will be important too, as will building up a good knowledge of local services and community assets and, when necessary, signposting individuals to other agencies.

To succeed, you’ll need a QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent, or a willingness to study towards qualification. We’ll also be looking for the ability to recognise the factors that impact on people’s mental, physical and social health condition and wellbeing and build relationships with individuals and communities that result in positive health and wellbeing outcomes. A self-motivated and enthusiastic team player who's flexible about working hours, you're great at gaining commitment and motivation from others too. What’s more, you know how to manage challenging behaviour, are used to maintaining records and analysing and evaluating data for reporting purposes and adept at managing your own caseload effectively.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.

*This is a temporary post until 30thSeptember 2018 with the possibility of the role being extended for 2 years, subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

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

Closing date: 24th February 2018

Job Description & Person Specification
JD_18_54.pdf