Richmond Fellowship
Stowmarket, Suffolk
£22,052 pa (inclusive of sleep in shifts) + excellent benefits
Permanent, 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. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Recovery Worker.
 
Right now, our 24 hour Supported Housing service in Stowmarket is looking for someone like you to support the people who use our services to maintain their tenancy and independence in the community. Not only are we committed to putting them at the heart of everything we do, we recognise they should be involved in decisions that affect their future too. That’s why we need you to inspire and support them to lead their own recovery. So, whether it’s helping to come up with a personal support plan that will see them achieve their goals and aspirations, developing domestic and finance management skills or accessing work, leisure or educational opportunities, your empathy, enthusiasm and compassion will have every chance to shine. Entering accurate case notes onto our IT system will be important too. And, when it comes to regularly liaising with GP surgeries, the local council, charities etc. or promoting the service within the community, again, we'll count on you.
 
The chances are, you already work in the mental health field. What is for certain is that you’re caring, consistent, flexible and creative, work well under pressure, know how to connect with people at all levels and, like us, are keen to break down the stigma of mental health. Oh and you’re happy working independently or, as a valued member of our team, being part of a weekly rota system and providing sleep in cover. An understanding of drug and alcohol, county lines and anti social behaviour are important, along with the ability to partake in learning and development opportunities. You will need to have access to your own vehicle which you are willing to use for business purposes and a willingness to travel in and around the Suffolk area. Mileage expenses are paid on a biweekly basis.
 
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 this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification, will be shortlisted and considered for an interview.
 
It is an essential requirement for this role that the postholder has a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle with business insurance which they are willing to use for business purposes.
 
The postholder will be required to work (upon average) of five sleeps- in shifts per month at £78.30 per shift, equating to an additional £4,698.00 per annum. This is an estimated figure and may be subject to change.
 
This is a permanent full-time at 37.5 hours per week. 
 
The starting salary for this post is £22,052.00 per annum with potential earnings of £22,278.00 per annum (inclusive of sleep in shifts) 
 
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.
 
Closing date: 5th October 2020 at 11:59pm (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received)
 
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: 21 September 2020
Closed date: 05 October 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker