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Recovery Worker

Salary:

£17,851.75 + £620 geographical allowance per annum

Hours:

37.5 per week

Location:

Kirtling House, SO23 9SL

The Role

Together is an amazing place to work. And it’s not just because we’re one of the UK’s oldest and most respected mental health charities. It’s because we put the people who use our services at the heart of everything we do – supporting and enabling them to take control of their lives and make a positive contribution to the community.

The project: Kirtling House is a CQC registered mental health recovery service. We work holistically, in a client-led way, putting their views at the heart of everything we do. Clients have input on every level of our organisation, from deciding what groups/trips go on each week in Kirtling, to having active roles at our head office.

The role: As a recovery worker, you will be very active in promoting recovery and building relationships with our clients. This can involve various activities, such as facilitating cooking groups and board game nights, to supporting clients to attend doctors’ appointments. The role will also involve crisis management and liaising with wider care teams to ensure the appropriate support for an individual in crisis is provided. Recovery workers are also expected to take on sleep-in duties overnight to provide emergency support for any clients who feel as though they may need support in an emergency crisis situation. Experience in crisis management is preferred but not essential.

The person: We are looking for someone who is comfortable working as part of a diverse team with different life experiences and backgrounds. Someone who can contribute meaningfully, work from their own initiative, and think of ways we as a team can work to improve the quality of life for our clients. Good time management and excellent communication skills are essential. Above all, we are looking for someone with a compassionate nature, who will approach their job and interactions with our clients in a non-judgemental way.

We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity in our work force and we welcome applications from disabled people and those from BAME backgrounds.

How to apply

Before applying please read the Job Description and Person SpecificationGuidance Notes and Privacy Notice .

To apply for this post, download the Application Form and send to:

Theresa Judd: theresa-judd@together-uk.org
Closing date: 30th April 2019

Successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check. To find out more, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service. Together is committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices. Charity No. 211091.