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Mental Health Recovery Worker – West Dorset (RR)
We are recruiting a member of the team who can focus on and specialise in working with those who are struggling with their mental health, will develop links with Acute Inpatient Units, Community Mental Health Teams and local community resources.
Weymouth, Portland & West Dorset
£12,433 for 21 hours
The ideal mental health recovery worker will:
- Have a good understanding of mental health issues and really enjoy supporting others to achieve independence and lead their own recovery
- Have an awareness of the factors that can put additional stress on a person’s mental health including feelings of social isolation, financial worries and housing issues
- Be 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
- Have a broad skills and knowledge base including knowledge of housing related support; housing law; debt; welfare benefits; welfare reform and universal credit
- Experience in supporting people to access community resources, including mental health service / resources.
- Have experience of working with clients to produce strength based support plans and positive risk management
- Have experience of working with a diverse range of client groups
- Have knowledge of safeguarding for adults, children and young people
- Be able to priorities own time / workload
- Be able to keep up to date and accurate case notes
- Due to the nature of the role the Mental Health Recovery Worker you will need to hold a full driving license with access to a vehicle
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and worries about things like housing, relationships, money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope. We are recruiting a member of the team who can focus on and specialise in working with those who are struggling with their mental health, will develop links with Acute Inpatient Units, Community Mental Health Teams and local community resources. The service will provide medium term support for a maximum of six months to focus on improving people’s independence and long term health wellbeing .
As a Mental Health Recovery Worker, you will be responsible for:
- Managing your own caseload, providing one to one support out in the community or in a client’s home
- Supporting clients via drop-ins (local to your area of work)
The role will include (but is not limited to):
- Providing practical support for example navigating an individual through a housing or benefits application
- Encouraging individuals to gain access to resources that they may not have been aware of that support positive health and wellbeing for example; debts or addiction services or connecting to a social group
- Supporting people to find long term solutions that will promote recovery
- Supporting clients to access suitable long-term accommodation and any support with resettlement following a stay in hospital
- Partnership working with a range agencies and organisations, often advocating on a client’s behalf
- Regular meetings at our local office in Dorchester
- Our service is open to anyone aged 16+ and can involve working with clients with a range of complex issues.
Are you passionate about making a real difference in people's lives? We're seeking dedicated individuals to join our team of Mental Health Recovery Workers.
Be a crucial part of the health & wellbeing journey, helping patients transition smoothly from acute services to the community when they are medically fit for discharge and need extra support to return home safely, Have the ability to connect with individuals during vulnerable times and provide genuine support
Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with the flexibility to handle diverse situations
Someone with strong verbal and written communication to liaise with various stakeholders effectively.
Be able to work flexibly in the Weymouth, Portland and West Dorset be able to travel with in the county depending on the needs of clients.
You will be experienced at supporting people with a mental health problem
You will be a creative problem solver and innovative in your approach
You will understand the importance of prevention to achieving successful outcomes
You will be person centred at all times and ensure empowerment is at the heart of everything you do
You will strive for excellence in all you do
You will be confident in lone working but also flexible in providing support to the team as and where needed
If you choose to begin a career with our organisation, you are guaranteed:
- Competitive rates of pay and paid travel time, including a higher mileage rate for car sharing
- Enhanced annual leave entitlements, with the opportunity to buy and sell holiday
- Matched pension scheme contributions, plus Death in Service Benefit and salary sacrifice options
- Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave
- Excellent and professionally certified training, as well as access to fully-funded apprenticeship programmes
- Real opportunities to develop in your profession
- Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme
- Everything you need to carry out your role free of charge, which may include a mobile phone, safety equipment and other necessary technology, a uniform where applicable, and of course a nice cup of tea or coffee throughout your day
- Access to discounts across lots of your favourite stores and online shopping sites, as well as discounted bus travel on the First bus network
- A company that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, creativity and flexibility
- The chance to work with amazing people
YOU has a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are.
YOU is a registered charity that has been providing care, support and advice for over 30 years to vulnerable people, working across Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight to give them the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.
In Dorset YOU provides the Dorset First Point Social Reablement & Crisis Service which recognises the importance of prevention to positive health and wellbeing and aims to support people to maintain their independence and prevent the escalation of problems that could impact on this. Be that housing, financial, social, or in relation to their physical or mental health.