Are you passionate about supporting our clients on their journey to recovery?
We are looking for Recovery Worker to join our Westminster Mental Health project, supporting clients who have been homeless and who have complex trauma histories and ongoing mental health support needs.
About the role
The role of the Recovery Worker is to manage a case load of clients supporting them towards recovery and move on, ensuring that each client is provided with person centred support and empowered to make changes in their lives to enable them to thrive in their community, including linking them in with all necessary external agencies.
The role would involve supporting all 72 clients across a range of services including 24 hour complex needs projects and step down semi-independent schemes and across 6 buildings. Therefore the role does require travel by foot between projects.
The recovery worker will also be responsible for administering personal budgets to assist clients to achieve their goals and aspirations.
For a comprehensive list off all tasks and responsibilities of the role please refer to the attached Job description and person specification on our website.
Please note, due to the needs of our services, as a Recovery Worker you are required to work a shift rota, so flexibility is required. This will include some late shifts ending at 10:30pm and some weekends and bank holidays. You will not be required to work nights.
Who we’re looking for
We are welcoming applications from people who have lived experience of their own mental health difficulties and who is in a place in their recovery where they can use their own experiences to form congruent, empathic, non-judgemental relationships with clients.
To succeed in this highly rewarding role you will:
- Have an understanding and experience of one of the following mental health models: Person Centered Approach, Hearing Voices, Open Dialogue, or Recovery and Psychologically Informed Environments.
- Have an understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people or personal experience of homelessness yourself
- Have experience of helping vulnerable people to identify personal goals and supporting them through a process of change
- Have a sound understanding of the support needs of people with low incomes, including rent payments/arrears and professional boundary issues
- Be committed to our Recovery Ethos
If you believe that you have what we are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity that makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, and you are ready to apply now please click the apply button.
What we offer
- Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 7 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, Irish and Women’s Action.
- Pay and Other Benefits
St Mungo’s is proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. We run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website.
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am Wednesday 22 July 2020
Interview and assessments on: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 August 2020
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.