Bristol, Bristol City (On-site)
£21,940 - £23,983 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Recovery Navigator to join our Community Rehabilitation Team based in Bristol. You will join us on a full time permanent basis working 37.5 hours per week and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,940 – £23,983 per annum and benefits


Missing Link provides practical advice and support to individuals to allow them to maintain a rich and meaningful life. The aim is to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health and other support needs to achieve their hopes and ambitions.


In return for joining us, we will offer you:


  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards


About the role:


As our Recovery Navigator you will focus on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with long term mental health needs, and their carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services.


Key duties and responsibilities of our Recovery Navigator:


  • Build trusting and collaborative relationships with the service users.
  • Co-produce, implement and review recovery plans, crisis plans and other self-management tools e.g. Wellness Recovery Action Plan, in partnership with service users in line with best practice.
  •  Case manage and co-ordinate support, referring and liaising effectively with all professionals, agencies and other parties involved in service user’s support in order to deliver the support package. Work closely with colleagues within the service and build strong partnership working with other agencies such as Health and Social Care, Voluntary and Community Service. Support/ facilitate service users to access services.
  • Identify, assess, contribute, maintain, feedback and manage risk to ensure risk is minimised.  Work in a safe manner using a positive risk-taking approach, ensuring the health and safety policies of Second Step and Missing Link are implemented and fully adhered to, to ensure all safeguarding issues are properly managed.
  • Provide specialist support to women using the service and advice and guidance to other team members regarding women’s mental health issues.
  • Provide specialist support and screening regarding domestic abuse/sexual violence, and provide advice and guidance to the team on pathways into DVA and sexual violence services.
  • Participate actively in supervision and reflective practice.  Proactively seek advice and support from colleagues and other agencies as relevant.
  • Promote and facilitate service user involvement and inclusion within the service and the community.
  • Contribute to project work, development initiatives and implementation of policies and procedures with guidance from the management team.
  • Maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery. Use lived experience (if appropriate) to positively support the individual’s recovery.


What we are looking for in our ideal Recovery Navigator:


  • Numeracy and literacy to GCSE level/NVQ 2 or equivalent
  • IT skills including ability to produce various documents in Word, and use of email and internet.
  • Proven knowledge of support needs of people with mental health needs.
  • Proven knowledge of equal opportunities issues
  • Proven knowledge of health and safety issues, especially those relevant to mental health
  • Proven knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures relating to adults and children and young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the particular needs of working with vulnerable women
  • Significant experience working with people with mental health needs, or people with complex needs
  • Proven experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • Proven experience of carrying out needs and/or risk assessments and the support planning process
  • A current, full driving licence and access to appropriate motorised vehicular transport (such as a car, moped or motorbike) (desirable)


Refreshed on: 02 July 2022
Closed date: 11 July 2022 at 09:00
Job ref: ML0042
Tags: Support Worker

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