Enfield, Middlesex
Up to £22418 per annum
Job description

Specialist Mental Health Recovery Worker (Until 31st March 2021) to join our Mental Health service in Enfield!

£22,418 per annum, 40 hours per week plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more

Look Ahead are providing 3 Recovery Houses, 24 hour/7 days a week support, for those with mental health issues living in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (BEH). Suffolk House admits customers in crisis and offers various interventions and treatments within the acute care pathway, working with clinical teams to maintain and improve quality of life. Services are based on customers' needs and will only provide short-term accommodation of up to 14 days to those not requiring inpatient admissions.

Specialist Mental Health Support Workers within Look Ahead are required to have either an extra dimension of experience or a higher qualification level as determined relevant for the particular post. Specialist Mental Health Support Workers provide information, social inclusion and vocational opportunities to support people to recover and stay well; exercise choice and control in their care and lives; and participate on an equal footing in the community. Support is also provided to develop a model of re-enablement towards self-advocacy, self-management and empowerment, incorporating the principles and practice of recovery, co-production and peer support.

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 requires working on a rota basis of early shifts 07:30-15:30, late shifts 14:30-22:30pm, including working weekends and carrying out approximately 1-2 sleep ins per week.

Key Responsibilities:

- Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers and creating a positive atmosphere
- Facilitating group workshops in all aspects of mental health dynamics and well-being
- Carrying out holistic assessments of new customers which incorporate relevant statutory referral information
- Conducting regular key work sessions that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals
- Create support plans for providing appropriate services based on on-going assessment and reflecting the services and resources available to enable customer to progress in their recovery
- Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks associated with customers within an attitude of 'positive risk taking
- Provide support and access to relevant services to enable customers to continue their recovery and empower customers to self-manage their medication regimes through individual re-enablement programmes and informed decision making
- Undertake support work in partnership with external stakeholders to compliment their interventions
- Developing productive relationships with partner organisations to improve service outcomes
- Demonstrate strong commitment to the functioning of the staff team and to support colleagues in providing a high level of service and safety to customers
- Involving customers in the design, development and delivery of the service
- Adhering to lone working protocols and maintaining high levels of awareness in relation to the health and safety of yourself and colleagues
- Ensuring Look Ahead Health and Safety policies and local protocols are adhered to at all times e.g. fire risk assessments, fire alarm checks etc.
- Being responsible for the handover of key information between shifts
- Provide structured support and guidance to other front line staff in their area of expertise
- To lead groups and activities - offering a range of appropriate therapeutic and recovery focused interactions and activities
- Adhering to all other Look Ahead's policies and procedures. Engaging in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- Undertaking any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as assigned by the Team Leader/ Manager

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.

For more information or to apply please visit our website.

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Posted on: 25 June 2020
Closed date: 23 July 2020
Job ref: REQ001980
Tags: Support Worker