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.
The salary for this post is £17,943.00 per annum, with progression to £18,480.00 per annum.
Richmond Fellowship is a national mental health charity Making Recovery Reality for thousands of people every year.
For the past 60 years we've been pioneering approaches to recovery and championing social inclusion for nearly and are one of the largest voluntary sector providers of mental health support in England.