Mental Health Recovery Worker 'a' (Housing)

01 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Our housing services provide a supportive home environment that paves the way to greater independence and recovery. We help people with their day to day living and social skills, as well as providing access to social activities, further education, employment and training.

Working with people in their own homes or in supported-housing schemes, you will give a range of emotional and practical support, as well as supporting individuals with domestic tasks and developing daily living skills. You will also liaise with partner agencies, housing providers and voluntary organisations to direct tenants to the services and facilities that best suit their personal circumstances.

Working within our Stroud and Gloucester housing support service the successful candidates will help people using the service to achieve their personal recovery goals, as well as signposting them to a range of social, recreational and educational activities.

You will have a good understanding of mental illness gained through either work, volunteering or personal experience. Good communication skills are essential for this role, as are sound organisational and IT skills. Knowledge of housing support related issues would be an advantage. The ability to work with outside agencies and as a team player is essential for this role.Some experience of the mental health sector would be beneficial but not essential.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Heather Juniper on

The closing date for this post is 9th december 2016.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our HR Shared Service team on or email to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original timeframe.