Burnley, Lancashire
£9.00 per hour
Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

You've got a good understanding of mental health issues and really enjoy supporting others to achieve independence and lead their own recovery. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Then join us as a Casual Recovery Worker on an ‘as and when’ needed basis.

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.

Our crisis services in Lancashire offer a therapeutic space for people experiencing difficulties with their mental health. We have two crisis houses based in Central and East Lancashire, three 24 hours crisis support services, as well as a Lancaster based outreach service. Right now, our East Lancashire 24 hour crisis support team is looking for someone like you to join them. With a wide range of skills and backgrounds, our teams take a creative approach to their work and are an integral part of the recovery journey of those who use our services. That’s where you come in.

As a Casual Crisis Recovery Worker, you will plan and deliver a number of therapeutic intervention sessions to support people in developing a ‘toolkit’ of coping mechanisms to manage their crisis. From anxiety management and grounding techniques to sleep hygiene and mindfulness, you will draw upon a wide range of therapeutic techniques and tailor each session to meet the needs of the individual. You will liaise with a variety of other professionals and teams, taking referrals, robustly risk-assessing and making decisions with the rest of your team, ensuring that the people using our services get the holistic wraparound support they need.

We are looking for caring, consistent, flexible and creative individuals who work well under pressure and are keen to work in mental health. Good communication is essential, as is a good knowledge of mental health.

The hourly rate for this role is £9.00.

There are two positions available.

Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview please contact the recruitment team to discuss.

This role is being recruited for on a rolling-recruitment basis. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they are shortlisted.




Posted on: 06 September 2021
Closed date: 06 October 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker