Recovery Worker (Crisis Services)

Richmond Fellowship
West Midlands Region
15 Apr 2018
25 Apr 2018
Job Type
Contract Type
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 Lincoln. Working with people aged 18+ in a period of crisis and with mental health as a primary support need, the crisis service offers short-term interventions to help individuals avoid having to be admitted to hospital. But, it's only possible with the help of people like you. 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 and willing to participate in a 24/7 rota that includes lone working, weekends, and sleep-ins. 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 post is for 22.5 hours per week. The postholder will be required to work (upon average) 4 sleep ins per month at GBP62.64 per sleep in equating to an additional GBP3,257 per annum. *Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of GBP11,746.37 (pro rata of GBP19,577.28) (inclusive of sleep ins) will apply to this post, subject to the post holder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria. There are also Casual Worker roles available. So, get inspired today. Visit our website and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career. Please quote ref: 18/120 when applying. Closing date: 24th April 2018