Community Mental Health Recovery Support Worker with a good professional understanding of mental health issues and who cares about helping people regain their independence is required for a Charity based in Dartford, Kent.
SALARY: £23,873 - £26,358 per annum
BENEFITS: 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service), free life insurance, flexible working hours, pension scheme, employee assistance programme
LOCATION: Covering Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley areas
JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent
WORKING HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility required
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will require a full driving licence and access to own vehicle for work purposes.
We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Community Mental Health Recovery Support Worker with a good professional understanding of mental health issues and who cares about helping people regain their independence.
As the Community Mental Health Recovery Support Worker you will help people in the community manage their mental health and address issues that are affecting it. The people you support will have long-term mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and personality disorder. They will also be experiencing complicated social factors such as housing issues, financial difficulties and social isolation, which are affecting their ability to live independently.
Working as the Community Mental Health Recovery Support Worker you will empower each client to be in charge of their own recovery and will help them develop techniques to become more aware of, and manage, their mental health. You will also work with other local organisations to put any other support in place that people need.
ABOUT THE CHARITY
The charity support people who are homeless, vulnerable and isolated. They are passionate about helping vulnerable people to reach their full potential. They strive for a fairer society where vulnerable people find stability, the most excluded are included, and where homelessness and poverty are things of the past.
Your main duties as the Community Mental Health Recovery Support Worker will include:
- Effectively manage a caseload, with a good awareness and understanding of when to refer to other professionals/agencies when the person’s needs are beyond the scope of the service
- Provide a recovery-focused approach in supporting people to move forward
- Support co-production of a recovery plan which is goal focused and regularly reviewed
- Identify, assess and effectively manage risk and safeguarding issues
- Work independently in the community, proactively building up a network of professional relationships with other services and community resources
- Maintain timely, compliant, accurate and up to date records relating to people and assist in the compilation of quarterly progress reports and other reports as required
- Ensure appropriate indicators and data are used to effectively review and develop mental health practice for the service and organisation
- Ensure mental health support reflects nationally recognised good practice, and policy guidance
- Level 3 qualification in the area of mental health, or similar or be willing to work towards one
- Previous experience of supporting people with mental health needs in the community
- Experience of supporting vulnerable people affected by complex social factors, such as insecure housing, poverty and isolation
- Experience of working with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies
- Experience of using a recovery focused approach in supporting people to move forward with their lives
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills
- Ability to use own initiative to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to organise own workload efficiently, balancing face-to-face work with effective record keeping
- Ability to initiate and maintain constructive relations with people you support, colleagues and other professionals from a wide variety of cultural and social backgrounds
- An ability to engage with people to support them to set goals and make position changes in their life
- A comprehensive knowledge of the challenges and support needs of vulnerable people in the community
- Understanding of supporting vulnerable people with mental health needs in the community
- Knowledge of safeguarding practice for both adults and children
- Commitment to the practical application of Equal Opportunities
- A positive, self-motivated and enthusiastic attitude to work
- The ability to actively contribute ideas and suggestions that improve the quality of services
- Car user with full driving licence and access to own vehicle
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the DBS
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JOB REF: AWDO-P7461
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