Richmond Fellowship
Derby (On-site)
£19,304 per annum, plus £650 one-time payment if you start no later than 1st September 2022.
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Delivered by Richmond Fellowship, in partnership with the Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Service, a person or their referrer, can contact the helpline, discuss their current wellbeing, and access the Safe Haven the same day.  

We work with people to develop a plan around their ongoing safety and wellbeing, identify the next steps in their recovery and build a sense of hope for the future.  

We provide a compassionate and non-judgmental service in a welcoming and therapeutic environment.  

The service consists of: 

• Face to Face, recovery orientated support 

• Safety Planning and therapeutic approaches 

• Sign posting  

• Peer support

The service is open to anyone aged 16 and over. We are open early evening until late, 7 days a week, we are located approximately 10 minutes from Derby City Centre.  

Crisis House   

This service is provided in the most appropriate setting (e.g. service users own home, Crisis house).   

The service aims to enable individuals to achieve the highest level of functioning possible in the least restrictive setting; preventing unnecessary hospitalisation; facilitate more rapid discharge from an acute care setting; offering respite to carers from the demands of caring and to provide timely and accessible help to persons experiencing psychiatric and psychosocial crisis.

The service will act as a gatekeeper to hospital admission, rapidly assessing individuals with acute mental health problems and referring them to the most appropriate service.

Provide rapid multidisciplinary assessment (where clinically indicated, within 4 hours) and support for individuals with acute mental health problems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Where individuals are experiencing crises, the CRHT teams will ensure rapid response to a referral by providing intervention and support in the early stages of the crisis. 

Be actively involved in discharge planning for those individuals for whom hospital admission may become necessary, and provide care in an appropriate environment (e.g. home, respite) to enable early discharge. 

The salary for this post is £19,304 per annum, plus £650 one-time payment if you start no later than 1st September 2022.

The post holder will be required to work (upon average) of four sleep ins and three waking nights per month. Additional to the salary, sleep in shifts will be paid at the rate of £78.30 and walking nights at £15 per shift.

We have four permanent full time roles available, requiring the post holder to work 37.5 hours per week. 

Please be advised that this role requires applicants to work on a rolling basis of 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for 365 days per year. 

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 is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? 

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: 30 June 2022
Closed date: 30 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work