Recovery Worker (Supported Housing) Ref: 18/161

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Application closing date
circa £24,000.00`
Abingdon, Oxford


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Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with?

Join Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus

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, a sector-leading, progressive, national organisation, is looking for Recovery Workers to join the team at a respected local service with a long history of success. The Knowl, a mental health rehabilitation and recovery registered care home provides 24 hour support to people with severe and enduring mental health conditions, as well as those who may also have complex needs and forensic histories. We have a team that will support you every step of the way.

Join our team as a Recovery Worker

Day-to-day you’ll work with the entire community of residents but also manage your own caseload. It will be your role to provide all the support they need to enable them to participate in community life. You’ll co-produce an appropriate personal support plan that addresses their specific needs, helping them to develop domestic, financial and emotional management and personal life skills to achieve greater independence. 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. You’ll also take on lead areas to develop your skills, including leadership.

Experience is preferred. This would include previous work in mental health or a related environment and a good understanding of mental health issues and how they affect people. Knowledge of how to identify and co-ordinate a range of services to meet an individual’s needs as well as enabling them to engage with community activities will also be welcome.

The right personal qualities are essential. You will possess insight, innovation and emotional intelligence. A team worker and a great listener, with a flexible approach and a flair for planning and prioritising a busy workload, you’ll love motivating and engaging people in a range of developmental and rehabilitative activities. What’s more, you are committed to and willing to offer your ideas to the development of the service as a whole.

*The advertised salary is inclusive of sleep in shifts and on-call payments

In return, expect some excellent benefits:

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays.
  • Contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers.
  • Exceptional professional development and training opportunities.
  • Smart phone for all staff.

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

Contact Aaron at the Knowl on 01235 521850 for an informal chat and, if you wish, to arrange a brief tour of the service.

Closing date: 30th May 2018

Interview date(s): To be arranged between 6th – 8th June


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