Richmond Fellowship
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
£19,299 per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Right now, Holder House - Richmond Fellowship’s mental health registered care home in Abingdon - is looking for the right person to join our team as a Recovery Worker, committed to putting the people who use our services at the heart of everything we do.


We are looking to provide someone with your enthusiasm and compassion, the perfect environment to utilise your skills to ensure our residents are involved in the decisions that affect their lives.

Join our team as a Recovery Worker.


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 recovery is possible for everyone and that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide.


You’ll support and inspire your key clients to lead their own recovery. You’ll co-produce a support plan that will address their specific needs, see them achieve their goals and aspirations and develop domestic and finance management life skills. You’ll motivate people to access a range of work, leisure or educational opportunities to achieve greater independence. You’ll give people access to a full range of services by liaising with mental health teams, GP surgeries, the local council and charities etc. You’ll also develop your leadership skills by taking on lead areas. Other aspects of the job include entering accurate case notes on our IT system, leading group activities, dispensing medication and cooking house meals with residents.

Experience & qualifications are desirable, but the right personal qualities are essential. You’re happy working both independently and as a valued member of our team, work well under pressure and know how to connect with people at all levels. You are also caring, consistent, flexible, creative and, like us, you are keen to break down the stigma of mental health.


There will also be positions available at our lower support Newbury Service and Recovery workers may be

offered shifts at both services where this fits their availability.


The salary for this post is £19,299 per annum.


The postholder will be required to work sleep overs and on calls, equating to an additional £4,933 per annum.

This is an estimated figure and may be subject to change.


This is a permanent full time role requiring the post holder to work 37.5 hours per week.


Please note, as this post will be working in a CQC Registered care home, the successful applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless medically exempt.


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.


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.

Closing Date for applications is 26 December 2021  (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).


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 considered for an interview.


In return, expect some excellent benefits:

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers
Posted on: 30 November 2021
Closed date: 26 December 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker