Recovery Worker

  • Job Reference: 239001HLL
  • Date Posted: 27 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Social Interest Group
  • Location: Croydon, London
  • Salary: £24,600
  • Role: Other jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

ABOUT THE ROLE

We're recruiting a Recovery Worker to join the team in Croydon in a 27 bed residental property which specialises in forensic mental health, complex needs and dual diagnosis. The team offers  psychologically-informed housing and resettlement support that comes with additional help for individuals’ specific needs. Our forensic mental health step-down services consist of four individual sites which cater for high and medium support for both, men and women.

You will play a vital part to the team in contributing to the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our residents/participants into the community. You will provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions that will enable successful resettlements, for more safer, integrated communities.

You will provide personalised and one to one support which is unique and personable to meet our resident/participant needs and those of the service.

Shift Pattern: 37.5 hours per week on a rota which can vary Monday to Sunday including bank holidays. Shifts can be between 8:00 - 20:30. We are a 24/7 staffed service.

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

If you have the passion, creativity, and tenacity to make a real difference in people's lives, challenge stigma and make our communities safer, we would love to hear from you!

OVERVIEW OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support a caseload of Residents and Participants (R&P), contribute to the development of support plans, risk assessments and reviews.
  • Participate in, and encourage R&Ps to participate in the running and development of projects, initiatives, training and volunteering.
  • Ensure R&Ps  understand their rights and responsibilities, with access to the right tools and resources to support them back into society and build networks.
  • Develop strong internal and external relationships.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and support, including life skills training.
  • Recognise signs of deteriorating mental health and initiate appropriate interventions to prevent a crisis.
  • You may need to attend appointments alongside R&Ps when required.
  • Admin duties will vary, including using our Salesforce Inform system to update records ongoing.

Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position. 

KEY CRITERIA

What we are looking for:

  • IT Proficiency, ability to learn new software programs, basic Microsoft experience is required
  • Experience of working with people of complex backgrounds, including in the criminal justice field, mental health, and/or substance misuse or a good understanding of the sector
  • 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 of providing housing support and a practical assistance within a residential or outreach support role
  • Experience creating co-produced support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professionals

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

WORKING FOR US

ABOUT US

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note that this job advert may close early due to screening applications on an ongoing basis. We advise applying as soon as possible for your application to be taken into consideration at the early stages.

Additional information on our company policies including Gender Pay, Equality and Diversity, Company Benefits and our Candidate Privacy Policy can be found on our website.

For Recruitment related enquiries, please email recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk 

 

Recovery Worker | Social Worker | Support Worker | Forensic Mental Health | Jobs in Mental Health | London | South London | Croydon | Lewisham | Full- Time | Flexible Hours | Day Shift