Forest Hill, Greater London
£23,545 - £26,155 per year
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

We are a long established Supported Housing Service that is contracted to deliver our specialist mental health housing provision in the Borough of Lewisham. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative team, utilizing the Recovery Model and a Trauma Informed Approach to support service users into independent living within a period of 2 years. We are creative in responding to local challenges and changing needs and are committed to service user involvement and co-production in all that we do.

We are looking for two enthusiastic and proactive individuals to join our service. You will have the opportunity to manage your own caseload with support and supervision and to work as part of a team. The successful candidates will utilise the Recovery Star tools and a strength based, Trauma Informed model to promote independence and plan resettlement into the community. You will ensure  action Plans are formulated with clear objectives and SMART outcomes, agreed jointly with service users and  reviewed regularly  in liaison with relatives, care co-ordinators and relevant others. We are committed to the principles of Co-Production and there is an expectation to encourage and support service users to be fully involved in all aspects of service delivery.  You will be expected to carry out full risk assessments of service users, incorporating the views of any other agencies involved and of the service users themselves. We have a successful volunteer programme to support delivery of action plans and you will have the opportunity to supervise a volunteer for which full training and support will be given. As part of our commitment to developing the skills of service users we deliver a comprehensive workshop programme which all staff are given training and support to co-deliver.

The successful post holders will be qualified to at least NVQ level 3 Health and Social Care or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 year’s experience in mental health work, either as a member of staff or as a volunteer. You will have knowledge of the recovery model and principles of co-production and be willing to work weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis

Our Values: People focus, Mutual Respect, Excellence-in-all-we do and a Can-Do attitude.
If you can relate to these and have the necessary skills and attitude we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary, leave entitlement and pension scheme
  • Career development opportunities
  • A full induction and on going quality training
  • The opportunity to become part of Family Action initiatives
  • Flexible working hours
  • Managed work loads with regular supportive and reflective supervision

To download the documents to apply and for further information, inlcuding the benefits we offer, please visit our current vacancies page.

Closing date: 19th October 2020, 9am 

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Posted on: 23 September 2020
Closed date: 19 October 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker