Community Link Worker Ref: 18/260

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Application closing date
£16,556.00 (pro-rata for 22.5 hours per week)
East Anglia
Sudbury, Suffolk


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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 Community Link 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, are looking for a Community Link Worker to join their Sudbury Supported Housing service.  This service provides 16 supported housing flats for clients referred by the local NHS mental health team. 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.

Your challenge? To promote social inclusion and increase the independence and self-esteem of people using our services by helping them identify and achieve their goals. This will be achieved by providing a range of community based groups/sessions and promoting access to a range of activities within the wider community. It will also involve working with a team leader to develop and support a range of enjoyable and interesting social activities that are relevant to service users. Directly running or supervising groups or activities will be important too, as will managing your own caseload and providing each individual with their own needs and risk assessment and risk management plan.

As well as a good understanding of mental illness, you’ll need some experience of working with mental health services (or transferable skills from a related field). We’ll be looking for the ability to prioritise a busy workload, work well within a team and motivate and inspire others too. Proficient using office IT and willing to work some weekends and evenings, you also have the communication skills it takes to liaise effectively with a wide range of organisations and individuals.

The postholder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle. The working rota at the service includes occasional evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

This is a part time post at 22.5 hours per week.

*Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £16,728.00 (pro-rata) will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

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

Closing date:  17th August 2018

Interview date:  24th August 2018


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