Right now, our 24 hour Supported Housing service in North Shields is looking for someone like you to support the people who use our services to maintain their tenancy and independence in the community.
We provide 24 hour supported accommodation, coupled with an intensive therapeutic programme and housing support for individuals with Personality Difficulties. As a Recovery Worker, it will be your responsibility to work within the team to plan and facilitate this programme. This is provided through a full timetable of daily group activities and individual sessions, facilitated by Recovery Workers, which are designed to support tenants to identify negative behaviours and develop coping strategies and healthier responses. We provide practical and emotional support to our tenants, enabling them to maintain their tenancies and lead independent lives. But, it’s only possible with the help of people like you. So, whether it’s helping to come up with a personal support plan that will see them achieve their goals and aspirations, developing domestic and finance management skills or accessing work, leisure or educational opportunities, your empathy, enthusiasm and compassion will have every chance to shine. Entering accurate case notes onto our IT system will be important too. And, when it comes to regularly liaising with Care Coordinators and Community Treatment Teams, GP surgeries, the local council, charities etc. or promoting the service within the community, again, we'll count on you.
To be successful, you will have experience in the mental health field and experience of working with people with personality disorder. What is for certain is that you’re caring, consistent, flexible and creative, work well under pressure, know how to connect with people at all levels and, like us, are keen to break down the stigma of mental health. Oh and you’re happy working independently or as a valued member of our team, being part of a weekly rota system, including evening and weekend working, and available for on call duties.
This post is available as a full-time, permanent role requiring the post-holder to work 37.5 hours per week. There are two positions available.
Closing date: 3rd March 2020
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.
Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.