Richmond Fellowship

Recovery Worker (Crisis)

Cannock, Staffordshire
£15,500 pa (pro rata) + excellent benefits
04 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Fixed term contract until November 2017

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 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 recovery workers to join the team at their crisis service in Cannock. The service provides accommodation for a short period of a six day placement for those with mild to medium mental health problems, who are experiencing a mental health crisis which requires a safe and supportive place to stay to avoid admission to hospital or A&E.

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 to be willing to participate in a 24/7 rota that includes waking nights 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.

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

Please quote ref: 16/293 when applying.

Closing date: 21 October 2016.

Interview date: 31 October 2016.