Haringey, London
Up to £22232 per annum
Job description

Recruiting a Specialist Mental Health Recovery Worker to join our Mental Health service in Haringey!

£22,232 per annum, 40 hours per week plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.

Look Ahead Provide 3 Recovery Houses, 24 hour/7 days a week, for those with mental health issues living in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (BEH). The service offers various interventions and treatments within the acute care pathway, working with clinical teams in BEH to maintain and improve quality of life. The service is based on customers' needs and will only provide short-term accommodation of up to 14 days to those who do not require inpatient admissions. The successful applicant will be based at Fortis Green (Haringey Recovery House).

Job Overview:

As a Specialist Mental Health Recovery Worker you will require either an extra dimension of experience or a higher qualification level as determined relevant for the particular post.
You will:

- Understand the concept of Recovery and apply those principals to develop an environment and service that enhances recovery
- 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

This role is shift-work based which includes sleep-ins.

Key Responsibilities:

- To carry out holistic assessments and devise appropriate recovery focused support plans, and comprehensive risk assessments in full consultation with service-users, their families/carers and other agencies
- To liaise with the CRHTT and work collaboratively to ensure that full information is given to enable a robust assessment of service-users
- To ensure recovery focused support plans are reviewed, evaluated and amended in accordance with changing needs, presenting risks and individual preferences in order to promote recovery with an attitude of 'positive risk taking'
- Undertake key working responsibilities for a caseload assigned by the Team Leader / Manager
- 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 a given service timeframe
- Create support/ action plans for providing appropriate services based on the assessment and reflecting the services and resources available
- Provide structured support and guidance to other front line staff in their area of expertise, building capacity and skills within the team, and contribute to the relevant internal specialist forum
- Fully liaise with Mental Health professionals, including the CRHTT maintaining excellent relationships with them
- 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
- Knowledge and practical experience of using person centred tools to support recovery and development of service-users
- Providing support with daily living activities, including practical assistance where skills are not yet developed, to ensure that service-users enjoy a high quality of accommodation
- To lead groups and activities - offering a range of appropriate therapeutic and recovery focused interactions and activities
- Empower service-users to ensure they receive the service and benefits they are entitled to.
- Undertake administrative work and keep accurate and comprehensive service-user records to professional standards
- To adhere to Look Ahead's Policies and Procedures
- 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
- To maintain good relationships with all involved professionals and agencies
- To maintain good liaison with the service-users' immediate community and family
- To build up and maintain contact with a full range of community workers
- 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 stay up to date with regard to development and research in the mental health field, in 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

For more information or to apply please visit our webiste.
Interviews will be taking place week commencing 25th November 2019.

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Posted on: 06 November 2019
Closed date: 20 November 2019
Job ref: REQ001479
Tags: Support Worker