You have experience of working with young people with mental health problems include facilitating/leading groups. You’d also 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?
Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as an Activities and Wellbeing Support Worker.
We’re 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.
Right now we are looking for an Activities and Wellbeing Support Worker to join the team at Castle Service in Cambridge, 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 those who use our services, 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.
The post-holder will have previous experience of working with young people aged 16 to 25 years old.
This is a part time post at 15 hours per week.
The salary for this post is £19,225.00 (pro-rata for 15 hours per week).
The closing date for this post is 12th May 2021 at 11:59pm. We do however reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier should a sufficient number of applications be received.
We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.
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 a supporting statement will be considered for an interview.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.
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.