Female Recovery Worker

  • Job Reference: 247871HLL
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Social Interest Group
  • Location: Hove, Sussex
  • Salary: £23,400
  • Role: Other jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

Please note, due to the nature of the service, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of the Act.


We are hiring a Recovery Worker to join our women's only refuge in Hove. The service supports 18 women with a trauma informed approach using a psychologically informed environment model to provide high quality, person centred support to all our residents. 

You will support with a range of frontline care and support activities within the service, in a varied role. You will work towards supporting residents/participants to achieve their desired goals/outcomes, and will ensure all residents/participants understand and have the right tools and resources for positive outcomes. You will also develop, participate in, and encourage residents/participants to participate in the running of activities, projects and events. There will be a focus on risk assessments and management, as well as housing and property management.

Shift Pattern: 37.5 hours per week on a rota. This may include shifts between Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00, 08:00 - 16:00 and 14:30 - 22:00. You will be based on site.


We’re looking for someone with a genuine passion and felt purpose to help people, challenge stigma, and make a real difference to people’s lives!
We are looking for a team player, driven to provide high quality care and support to others, an effective communicator who is able to build rapport with others from various backgrounds. You will be compassionate, supportive, and empowering to others, whilst able to form effective, positive and motivational relationships.

What we are looking for:

  • Please note, due to the nature of the service, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of the Act.
  • IT Proficiency, ability to learn new software programs, basic Microsoft experience is required
  • Experience of working with people of complex backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to show flexibility of working patterns, responding to the needs of the service and residents
  • Understanding of the housing and social needs of people with multiple and complex needs
  • Able to influence and negotiate positive outcomes with others

What we would like, but not essential:

  • Appropriate qualification: NVQ/Diploma Level 2 in Health & Social Care/Community Justice, or professional equivalent
  • Experience creating co-produced support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professionals
  • Experience in providing housing support and practical assistance within a residential or outreach support role
  • Previous experience in a similar organisation/industry/role

Further details of the responsibilities and key criteria can be found in the JDPS attached.

Benefits, including Non-Contractual Perks

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with the length of service
  • Training and Development, including access to courses, upskilling, and progression plans
  • Medicash includes discount gym memberships, routine optometry care, dental treatments, and physiotherapy treatments
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling
  • Reflective Practice regular sessions with a therapist provided by an external provider to support Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Annual Staff Awards


  • Support residents to achieve their desired goals/outcomes in various ways for example: contribute and develop support plans, risk assessments, reviews, case meetings.
  • Ensure service responsibilities and requirements are carried out effectively. For example welfare checks, risk assessments, support sessions, safeguarding checks, training and development.
  • Develop, participate in, and encourage residents/participants to participate in the running and development of various projects and activities.
  • Empower residents/participants to make decisions to take control over their lives, by creating an enabling environment.
  • Complete safeguarding and other referrals when required.
  • Support named residents/participants with various individual needs as required.
  • Work flexibility in working patterns and duties, responding to the needs of the service, team, and residents/participants.
  • Carry out strengths-based assessments of need and risk and deliver holistic support and risk management plans, enabling residents/participants to achieve their aspirations and keep themselves safe.
  • Follow the relevant safeguarding, risk assessment and management procedures, record, and share any relevant information with partner agencies as appropriate.

Please refer to the JDPS attached for more information 


Social Interest Group (SIG) believes good care and support improve lives. Our values of ambition, empowerment, transparency, and inclusivity drive everything we do. Our mission is to empower people who are marginalised by building powerful partnerships and creative solutions that bridge gaps in provision and aid recovery, reablement and resettlement.

SIG is a not-for-profit organisation providing thousands of people with good-quality support and care in residential, drop-in centres, community floating support settings (including people's own homes), probation settings, and hospitals awaiting discharge. We do so across London, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Luton, and Kent. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed services to make a difference. We work with high standards and external and internal regulatory frameworks.

Want to know how we work? Watch our short Theory of Change video to see how we support people towards a brighter future: Theory of Change

Further details can be found on our website here: Theory of Change - Social Interest Group - Social Interest Group


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