You have experience of working within mental health services or transferable skills from a related environment, plus a real commitment to service user development. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Community Link Worker.
We need someone like you to join the team at our Sudbury Supported Housing service. This service provides 16 supported housing flats for clients referred by the local NHS mental health team. The support is tailored for each service user and the ultimate goal is to help clients manage their accommodation and assist them with re-integration back into mainstream housing. Your challenge will be to promote social inclusion and increase the independence and self-esteem of people using our services by helping them identify and achieve their goals. This will involve providing community based groups/sessions and promoting access to a range of activities within the wider community. It will also involve working with a Team Manager to develop and support a range of enjoyable, interesting and relevant social activities. Running or supervising Workshops will be important too, as will managing your own caseload and working with users of the service to create their support plan, providing each individual with their own needs assessment and risk management plan.
As well as a good understanding of mental illness, we’ll be looking for the ability to prioritise a busy workload and work well within a team. You ‘ll also need the communication skills it takes to and motivate and inspire others and liaise effectively with a wide range of organisations and individuals. Proficient using office IT and willing to work some weekends and evenings would also be an advantage. And, if you have experience of running Workshops session, even better, although this is not essential, as training will be provided.
The salary for this post is £16,556.00 per annum (pro-rata for part time hours of 22.5 per week) with potential earnings of £20,528.00 with progression to £21,149 per annum (pro-rata).
This is a part time post at 22.5 hours per week. The successful candidate will be required to work some evenings, weekends, sleep in shifts as well as bank holidays.
The postholder will be required to work evening shifts, weekends, sleep in shifts and bank holidays as required.
A full driver's licence and access to vehicle (with business insurance) is essential.
Please note, this is a rolling recruitment so candidates may be shortlisted and interviewed before the closing date.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits, including a smartphone? 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.