You have experience of working with people with mental health issues and this has given good knowledge of how to provide intense crisis support for individuals who present with complex needs. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship’s Safe Haven and Crisis House service as a Crisis Recovery Worker.
A pilot within our Crisis House in Derby, Safe Haven will provide community wellbeing resource where people can access support during a mental health crisis. Its aim? To prevent escalation of mental health problems and help people develop the skills they need to cope with a future crisis. Join us, and you could soon be providing a vital crisis intervention and support service for individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric and or psychosocial crisis.
Day-to-day, you’ll support individuals in crisis in a range of ways, including low mood, depressed, anxious, manic, self-harming, and experiencing suicidal thoughts. Your challenge will be to help them develop their own coping strategies to deal with their specific crisis situations. We’ll also rely on you to liaise with clinical teams to discuss referrals and clinical presentation of people using services and make referral decisions based on this. Leading on risk management and safety planning for each client will be important too, as will identifying the triggers of their crisis and implementing a brief, structured support and safety planning programme. And, when it comes to Introducing therapeutic tools and interventions tailored to their particular needs or helping them develop domestic management and finance management skills, again, we’ll count on you.
A great listener, with a flexible yet resilient approach, you have experience working with people with mental health issues and you’re used to identifying and coordinating a range of services to meet the needs of individuals requiring intense crisis support. You also have a good understanding of current mental health and/or housing legislation and a proven ability to help individuals to engage with community activities. A flair for planning and prioritising a busy workload is important too, as is a proven ability to assess and manage risk in a non-clinical way.
There will be a lot of liaison with GPs, external agencies and community teams too, plus you’ll be supporting sessional staff and volunteers, so great all-round communication skills and the ability to keep accurate records are also a must. Above all, you have what it takes to motivate, support and advocate for people who use our services, handle sensitive and complex issues well and are happy to participate in a shift rota and on call duties as required.
This is a permanent role requiring the postholder to work 37.5 hours per week.
The salary for this role is £17,004.00- £17,230.00 per annum.
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.
Closing Date: 2nd October 2020