Enfield, Middlesex
Up to £21944 per annum + benefits
Job description

Recruiting for a Mental Health Recovery Worker to join our Mental Health service in Enfield!

GBP 21,944 per annum, 40 hours per week for a 9 Month Maternity Cover FTC with the possibility of extension plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, energetic and committed Mental Health Recovery Worker. The Barnet, Enfield & Haringey (BEH) Recovery House is funded by the NHS and is an alternative to hospital. The service consists of a 12 bed unit for vulnerable adults in acute crises for up to 14 days. The Service works very closely with the local CRHT Teams (Crises Resolution and Home Treatment Team), with mental health nurses visiting the site twice a day, a community psychiatrist once a week, an occupational therapist 3 times a week and a clinical psychologist by weekly. The role involves a large amount of close partnership working with the Trust, more specifically, with the local hospital wards, the CRHT team, the bed management team, Resettlement Team as well as other agencies. The role is highly suitable for those wishing to pursue a career as a social worker or psychology. Previous staff have gone onto other roles within the nhs, such as assistant psychologists, social workers, care coordinators.
The role will involve shift work including working weekends and carrying out approximately 1-2 sleep ins per week.
You will understand the concept of Recovery and apply those principles to develop an environment and service that enhances recovery, you will also:

- Put the service-user at the centre of their support and promote optimism and hope for their increased independence
- Provide intensive support (both practical and emotional) to people undergoing a period of mental health related crisis
- Act as a positive influence on service-users encouraging responsible behaviour and self reliance to people residing in the Service
- Support people in a way that maximises their self-sufficiency and enables them to live independently upon discharge from the service

Key Responsibilities:

- To ensure recovery focused support plans are created, reviewed, evaluated and amended in accordance with changing needs, presenting risks and individual preferences in order to promote recovery
- Undertake keyworking responsibilities for a caseload assigned by the Team Leader/Service Manager
- To be flexible and responsive to the needs of service-users as directed by their personal support plan
- To provide recovery focused support to achieve personal goals/aspirations in partnership with service-users, family members and statutory agencies. To work with service-users on a one to one basis to achieve positive outcomes within the given service timeframe
- Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks within an attitude of 'positive risk taking'
- Develop and maintain links with key agencies and service providers in the local community
- Demonstrate a commitment to the empowerment of service-users and a strong interest in co-production and promoting people's rights
- Use person centred tools to support recovery and development of service-users
- Communicate effectively with people who are in mental distress, including any who may be acutely unwell
- Support service-users to undertake domestic tasks wherever possible, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills, to ensure service-users enjoy a high quality of accommodation
- Undertake all administrative work and keep accurate and comprehensive service-user records to professional standards
- To engage in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- To advocate assertively to statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that service-users needs are met and link with organisations to provide a range of engagement opportunities for service-users in the community
- To maintain good relationships with all involved professionals and agencies
- To maintain good liaison with the service-users' immediate community and family
- Work collaboratively with the Resettlement Worker to plan for move-on and discharge from the point of the support commencing
- To attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, meetings with other professionals and in supervision and training as required
- To work with the staff team to achieve the aims and the objectives of the service
- To stay up to date with regard to development and research in the mental health field, housing support and in welfare benefits
- To treat all information - both verbal and written - in accordance with Look Ahead's policy on confidentiality
- To exercise responsibilities under the current Health & Safety legislation and Equal Opportunities Policy as laid down or amended by Look Ahead Housing Association
- To act at all times in accordance with the aims, philosophy and practice of the project.
- To undertake any other duties consistent with the basic objectives and duties of this post
- The ability to be self servicing in the terms of computer/word processing is a requirement of this post. If the appropriate I.T. skills are not gained by the recruitment stage, appropriate training may be provided by Look Ahead

This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.

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Posted on: 12 February 2020
Closed date: 11 March 2020
Job ref: REQ001646
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker