Recovery Worker (Supported Housing) Ref: 18/323

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Application closing date
£16,556.00 (with progression up to £17,028.00) (pro rata for 22.5 hours per week)
East Anglia
Suffolk - Stowmarket


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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 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 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 Recovery Worker to join our service in Sudbury. We provide 16 supported housing flats for clients referred to us 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. We also offer a floating support service. This is designed to help those already living in their own homes receive assistance with day-to-day tasks and activities.

Day‐to‐day, you’ll manage a caseload of residents and give them all the support they need to enable them to participate in community life. You’ll also work with individuals to develop 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 self‐esteem will be important too. 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. Experience of identifying and coordinating a range of services to meet an individual’s needs and to enable them to engage with community activities is also essential.

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.

You will need a driving licence and access to a car with business insurance.

*This is a 22.5 hour post.

Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £17,078.00 will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.

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

Closing date: 21st September 2018

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