Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£18,543 - £19,080 pa (pro-rata of 15 hours a week)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Does your experience of working with adults with mental health problems include facilitating/leading groups? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as an part time Activities and Wellbeing Support Worker.

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.

Right now, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for an Activities and Wellbeing Support Worker to join the team at Castle Service in Cambridge for 15 hours week. A dispersed supported housing provider supporting young people aged 16 - 25 years old who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Your challenge? To help ensure we provide a participative environment and broad range of community based opportunities for our clients, thus enabling them to gain increasing independence and develop their full potential working with principles of recovery. That means planning and delivering a programme of social, recreational and educational activities and regularly monitoring and reviewing it. It also means offering practical advice, guidance and emotional support, contributing to individual support plans and signposting clients to a range of community resources. Developing a network of contacts that enable community access will be important too. And, when it comes to supporting the smooth running of our service or helping individuals to develop peer support networks, again, we'll be counting on you. 

Proven relevant experience is key, as is the ability to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health distress, engage and support people who are experiencing them and apply your transferable life skills to motivate and inspire others. Comfortable working within a team and used to dealing with personal stress, you're great at prioritising and planning a workload too. What’s more, you're committed to Service User Involvement, aware of Health & Safety regulations and Data Protection and confidentiality protocols.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' (pro rata) annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.

So, get inspired today and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

This is a part-time post at 15 hours a week.

Closing date: 30th January 2020

It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide this will be considered for an interview.

Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

Posted on: 17 January 2020
Closed date: 30 January 2020
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work