Salary: £16,766.46 rising to £18,149.56 per year in yearly increments

Job Title: Recovery Worker (PT) – Mental Health
Reporting to: Team Manager
Contract: Permanent, Part Time
Interview Date: 05 September 2022

About the Service/Department
Villiers Road is a supported accommodation-based service comprising of 9 units for women and men who have severe and enduring mental health needs.

Toplocks and Bayham service provides outreach support (Monday to Friday) to 10 service users in their own flats in Southall and West Ealing who have mental health needs.

With an emphasis on supporting the transition for service users, the service has a strong focus on empowering people on their journey towards independence and recovery.

The service enables people to develop the life skills required to maintain their independence in the community thus preventing the use of more institutional forms of care and hospital admissions and move on to less supported ‘step down’ accommodation, or independently in the community.

The Villiers Road Service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and 7 days a week by onsite recovery workers. Full housing management and supported facilities are provided.

About the role
Empower a caseload of service users to manage their health and wellbeing, maintain their independence, identify their strengths and achieve their goals and aspirations, under the direction of the Service Manager.

Some other main responsibilities of the role include:

  • To liaise effectively with statutory providers and other voluntary sector agencies involved in the support and / or treatment service users
  • Develop co-produced group activities, peer support networks and other community-based approaches to empowering service users to achieve their goals and aspirations and to encourage service users to access these opportunities

About you

  • Experience of working with people who have people who have experienced mental health and / or dual diagnosis issues in a paid or voluntary role
  • Knowledge of issues affecting those individuals with a range of mental health conditions, how to communicate effectively with these individuals and how to support them with dignity and respect
  • Knowledge of relevant Mental Health legislation, in particular Care Program Approach (CPA) processes
  • Understanding of the principles of recovery as an ethos and a range of recovery approaches
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative and to oversee induction of volunteers
  • Good IT skills that includes a working knowledge of functions in MS Word, Outlook and the internet
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • The ability to work with people who may display challenging behaviour and to defuse potentially difficult situations
  • Having a solution focused approach and the capacity to work constructively and collaboratively towards problem solving
  • Being optimistic about the possibility of change and the clients’ capacity to change
  • A calm, non-judgemental and anti-discriminatory approach
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours. Early and late shifts from Monday to Friday and on occasional weekends as part of a team rota when required
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately

Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.

What Hestia offers

  • Holiday allowance of 25days/195hours per annum plus 8days/62.4hours public holidays (pro rata)
  • Company Pension
  • Learning and Development Opportunities (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9 month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
  • Hestia Rewards exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, gym membership discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools including our Employee Assistance Programme, Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL) and some roles include Clinical Supervision
  • Other benefits such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).
  • If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.

Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughout their employment with Hestia.

Please note
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.

This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.

We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.

Disability confident
Hestia is a disability confident employer, committed to the employment and career development of individual with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for. We will also accommodate reasonable adjustment during the selection and interview process and throughout your employment with us.

Hestia positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. But we particularly welcome individuals from an ethnic minority background and those with disabilities to apply. As an organisation, we are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and value the skills, abilities, talent and experiences, different people and communities bring to our organisation.

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