Richmond Fellowship

Recovery Worker (Crisis)

Whitehaven, Cumbria
£15,500 pa (pro rata, 30 hrs pw) + excellent benefits
06 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

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. Our crisis house in Whitehaven is the only crisis house in Cumbria. The service was established to provide a unique alternative to psychiatric hospital admission and address the needs of people experiencing a mental health crisis. It’s is a county wide service for adults throughout Cumbria who would otherwise be admitted to an acute inpatient setting or for those seeking to prevent an onset of mental health crisis.

Day-to-day, you’ll support individuals to develop emotional management and resilience, personal and life skills to achieve greater independence and self-esteem. You’ll also participate in group work to assist individuals to deal with their specific issues. Covering the support helpline and drop in centre on a rota basis is an integral part of the role. Linking into and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies to support people in accessing a full range of services.

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. Experience of identifying and
coordinating a range of services to meet an individual’s needs and to enable them to engage with community activities is also essential.  You will also need to be willing to participate in a 24/7 rota that includes waking nights and sleep-ins. 

This is a part-time role for 30 hours per week.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' holiday, 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: 16/301 when applying.

Closing date: 19 October 2016.