Housing and Resettlement Support Worker

Department: Holman House
Work Location: Bedford, with travel to Luton and, Central Office, other Business locations and external venues as required
Salary: £20,579 per annum
Contract: permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Shifts between 8:00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday

Job description:

About the role:

You will successfully motivate and inspire Service Users to learn new skills, build in confidence and take positive risk that enables them to move on successfully. This will be achieved by providing pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable them to successfully move on and resettle, with access to meaningful activities and ultimately to employment.  You will be working with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the residents and of the service providing safe environments to achieve this.

Further information:

If you feel that this role is for you, please send us a cover letter and a word format CV which includes an email address and a contactable telephone number, as well as two contactable referee details which we will contact only if you are successful for interview to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk. The deadline for CV’s and Cover Letters is midnight on Monday, 23rd April 2018.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Closing date: 23/04/2018

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Research Bid Manager

Department: Development
Work Location: Islington
Salary: £34,862.17
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5pm / Monday - Friday

Job description:

The Social Interest Group (SIG) is an innovative a charity formed in 2014. Incorporating Penrose Options and Equinox Care, our sole aim is to be a vehicle to develop and strengthen the charities that are within it, so they in turn thrive and do social good.

We are seeking an outstanding Research Bid Manager to join our Development Team based at our head office in Islington.

 

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join our Development Team during a time of growth where you will be providing the analysis and dissemination of business intelligence and data, to support SIG’s bids and strategic planning. You will also be writing and developing excellent, winning bids and proposals through persuasive and succinct bid writing.

 

Our charities operate in a range of community-based supported housing and residential settings supporting adults with a history of substance misuse, drug & alcohol dependence, offending, forensic and complex mental health issues, homelessness from stabilisation through to recovery, and to support the transition to independent living in the community.

 

Main responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide the analysis and research to support bids and business proposals across the SIG
  • Writing, editing and quality assuring bids and proposals to win new business for the SIG and its member organisations
  • Review and provide the evidence base to support strategic and tactical decision making within the SIG
  • Collate and systemise stakeholder information and intelligence, supporting SIG colleagues in their stakeholder management
  • Ensure the business and proposals are informed by national policy and guidance, local needs and political insight particularly in the area of housing, mental health, substance use, criminal justice, disability and social care.
  • Support colleagues to develop presentations, where requested write briefings and lines to take for potential presentation questions.
  • Support the project management of bids and proposals
  • Ensure that all proposals and bids are cost-effective, financially modelled and viable.
  • Support the SIG development team to build a bid library of methods, text and good practice examples.
  • Design the systems and processes that will collect and provide the business and market intelligence that will inform SIG’s strategic planning.
  • Produce regular monitoring reports for the senior and executive management team, presenting analysis and the implications for the business, as required.
  • Support the Director of Development in co-ordinating the work of the team, ensuring staffing resources are allocated appropriately, workload proactively managed and decisions communicated clearly to colleagues.
  • Line management of the Bid Coordinator

 

Applicants must:

  • Possess a good knowledge of research and evaluation design and the range of quantitative and qualitative methods used in social research (graduate level and above)
  • Have an understanding of bid and proposal development, contract management and legal requirements
  • Have experience of planning and developing compliant and successful proposals/bids.
  • Possess sound judgement, good interpersonal and persuasive skills, and the confidence to operate with autonomy.
  • Have experience of designing, executing and quality assuring analysis to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Have experience of contributing to strategic and commercial decisions on which contracts to bid for.

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for Bid Research Writing and wish to work with us and become an integral part of our growth plans then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

If you would like to join our Development team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV alongside your answer to this question: “What in your view are some of the contributing factors leading to the increase in the teenage murder rate in London over the last 2 years?” (700 words) Please send your CV and response to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview on 10th or 11th May 2018 where you will have the chance to meet our Development Director and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead so please ensure you are available on one of these dates

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.  

 

 

 

Closing date: 2/5/18

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Bid Manager

Department: Development
Work Location: Islington
Salary: £34,862.17
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5pm / Monday - Friday

Job description:

The Social Interest Group (SIG) is an innovative a charity formed in 2014. Incorporating Penrose Options and Equinox Care, our sole aim is to be a vehicle to develop and strengthen the charities that are within it, so they in turn thrive and do social good.

We are seeking an outstanding Bid Manager to join our Development Team based at our head office in Islington.

 

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join our Development Team during a time of growth where y ou will be facilitating and managing bid development across the SIG, and support the implementation of services based upon newly awarded bids and proposals.

 

You will also assist with the day to day co-ordination and management of SIG priority bid responses; handling the bid lifecycle across all phases of a bid from opportunities, the development of proposals and submissions, customer presentation; to the early implementation of service delivery. Making sure this is managed in a timely, efficient, organised and commercially pertinent manner

 

Our charities operate in a range of community-based supported housing and residential settings supporting adults with a history of substance misuse, drug & alcohol dependence, offending, forensic and complex mental health issues, homelessness from stabilisation through to recovery, and to support the transition to independent living in the community.

 

Main responsibilities of the role:

  • Project manage bid opportunities from set-up to submission, ensuring timely delivery of compliant and commercially sound bids that meet all tender requirements. Identifying and resolving any risks to the successful development and completion of bids.
  • Chair, proposal development meetings with colleagues, to design and agree the bid development plan and strategy.
  • Engage and communicate effectively with colleagues from SIG central services and Operational leads – to ensure their knowledge and specialisms guide effective bids, political insight and local tactics.
  • Write bids and quality assure colleagues written bid content to ensure it is well written/presented, coherent, addresses any risks to the SIG.
  • Support and advise operational and central colleagues when bids have been won to ensure that the service implementation (or exit) aligns to the financial and service specifications provided in the bid or agreed within the service contract.
  • Ensure service contracts for new services have been read and align to what was specified in our bids.
  • Design the systems and processes that will collect and provide the business and market intelligence that will inform SIG’s strategic planning.
  • Support decisions about what SIG should and shouldn’t bid for, by providing methodologically, commercially and strategically aware assessments of bids and proposals
  • Support the Director of Development in co-ordinating the work of the team, ensuring staffing resources are allocated appropriately, workload proactively managed and decisions communicated clearly to colleagues.
  • Attending and/or helping to organise meetings, SIG conferences and other events.
  • Establishing, developing and maintaining contacts and good relations with clients, external stakeholders and SIG colleagues and services.
  • Contributing to the development of quality standards and ensuring these are met consistently.
  • Effectively representing the SIG at seminars, external working groups and stakeholder meetings.
  • Attending departmental or SIG -wide meetings.
  • Conducting other professional duties, as directed by the Director of Development.

Ensure consistent and effective implementation of SIG’s Equality & Diversity policy and procedures

Applicants must:

  • Possess a good knowledge of research and evaluation design and the range of quantitative and qualitative methods used in social research (graduate level and above)
  • Proven ability in planning, producing and delivering bids and proposal within a complex business environment.
  • Have an understanding of bid and proposal development, contract management and legal requirements
  • Possess sound judgement, good interpersonal and persuasive skills, and the confidence to operate with autonomy.
  • Have experience of designing, executing and quality assuring analysis to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Have experience of contributing to strategic and commercial decisions on which contracts to bid for.

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for Bid Writing and wish to work with us and become an integral part of our growth plans then this could be a perfect opportunity for youIf you would like to join our Development team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV alongside your answer to this question: “What in your view are some of the contributing factors leading to the increase in teenage murder volumes in London over the last 2 years?” (max 700 words) Please send your CV and response to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview on 10th or 11th May 2018 where you will have the chance to meet our Development Director and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead so please ensure you are available on one of these dates

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employerCandidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.  

 

Closing date: 2/5/18

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Mental Health Service Manager

Department: Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health
Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £30,791
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Shift based

Job description:

Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health Service Croydon is a brand new service launching on 1st August 2018.

We are seeking an exceptional Service Manager to help us build an amazing team to help support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

We have a new and exciting opportunity  for a Mental Health Service Manager  in our new step-down service which is based across several sites in the London Borough of Croydon. Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM). We operate from our main high and medium support hub which is based near Croydon centre.

We support adults males, females, young people and autistic service users with complex needs from stabilisation through to recovery, and support the transition to independent living in the community.

Penrose’s Options mission is:  “To ensure we deliver high quality support, health and social care through prevention, early intervention, recovery and rehabilitation at the point of need”.

Main Responsibilities of the role:

  • Continue to develop the service provisions, to ensure best practice and leading edge services are available to service users
  • Implement a Psychologically Informed Environment within the Croydon service working closely with the Clinical Psychologist
  • Work in close conjunction with the other agencies supporting the Service to improve the services and expand provision where possible
  • Promote the Service through participation in inter-agency forums and attendance at other functions where appropriate and as directed by the Head of Services.
  • Maintain close links and good relationships with local community groups and representatives ensuring that the local community has a good understanding of the purpose and working of the Service and close neighbours are appropriately engaged
  • Participate and contribute to the development of an annual plan for the Service, which reflects the objectives and performance for the Service
  • To actively promote the development and maintenance of appropriate policies and procedures to ensure a high quality service provision that ensures the safe and effective running of the service.
  • Provide leadership and line management to staff to ensure methodology of PIE are achieved
  • Responsible for ensuring all staff have appropriate personal development plans, and are appropriately supported to achieve the plans targets / interventions.
  • Ensure that absenteeism and lateness is maintained, on or below, the agreed levels for the organisation, taking appropriate support and action to achieve the target.
  • Ensure that staff maintain high standards of professional performance at all times through adherence to Penrose policies and procedural frameworks.
  • Ensure that disciplinaries and grievances are appropriately managed, including the undertaking of investigations, and the conducting of disciplinary interviews when required
  • Responsible for ensuring all staff are performance managed via the Penrose appraisal system and that appraisals are conducted and completed on time.
  • Hold regular staff meetings and one to one’s with staff
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the workload of the team and ensure that all current performance and

Service standards are being met

  • To ensure the methodology of Psychologically Informed Environment is adhered to and implemented
  • To ensure that all statutory records are accurately maintained and available for inspection upon request from the appropriate authorities.
  • To ensure that adequate staffs are on duty at all times, and that appropriate staff rotas have been prepared and that arrangements are in place for the use of locum workers if required.
  • To ensure that SIG bank pool is maintained to provide use of locum cover when permanent staff are absent.
  • To ensure that only service users who meet the agreed criteria and have secure funding, are admitted to the scheme for accommodation and support.
  • To provide an emergency on-call service with other Service Managers / Team Leaders within the scheme, ensuring that at all times a senior member of staff is available to respond to emergencies, which may arise within the service.
  • Ensure that rent/service charge collection meets targets through the implementation of Penrose’s Arrears Procedure.
  • Ensure that Void level targets are met
  • Ensure that occupancy levels are maintained through the implementation of the Penrose’s policies.
  • Ensure that all Service Users have an assigned RW and appropriate Recovery plans have been provided monitored and reviewed at regular intervals.
  • Ensure that the Support / Recovery Planning meetings take place every three months or as required.
  • Support and encourage Service User involvement and Engagement locally and at the wider organisational level initiatives.
  • Ensure absolute adherence to Penrose Confidentiality Policy and all other associated policies and procedures.
  • To carry out duties defined in the Care Standards Act 2000.
  • Responsible for the planning and maintaining the Service’s budget and report on budget variances
  • Responsible for providing on time reporting and submission of information to Central Office functions, such as training record updates, performance statistics for KPI monitoring, Quality & Performance quarterly and payroll returns.

 

Applicants must:

  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 in either: Health & Social Care / Community Justice / Mental Health. In addition a Management qualification would be highly desirable
  • Have recent and relevant experience of managing staff within a Mental Health setting
  • Be experienced in working in a rehabilitation service
  • Possess an excellent knowledge and practical application of key legislation including Equality, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Social Care, Housing and Health & Safety.
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of forming strong relationships with commissioning bodies and professional agencies
  • Have experience of managing voids, rental income and budgets / KPIs

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

If you have a passion for Leadership and Management within Mental Health recovery and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

 

If you would like to lead our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

 

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview in June where you will have the chance to meet our Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead.

 

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

 

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

 

Closing date: 6/5/18

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Mental Health Team Leader

Department: Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health
Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £25,750
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Shift based

Job description:

Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health Service Croydon is a brand new service launching on 1st August 2018.

 

We are seeking inspiring Team Leaders lead a newly formed team of Mental Health Recovery Workers who will support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

 

We have new and exciting opportunities for Mental Health Team Leaders in our new step-down service which is based across several sites in the London Borough of Croydon. Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM). We operate from our main high and medium support hub which is based near Croydon centre.

 

We support adults males, females, young people and autistic service users with complex needs from stabilisation through to recovery, and support the transition to independent living in the community.

 

Penrose’s Options mission is:  “To ensure we deliver high quality support, health and social care through prevention, early intervention, recovery and rehabilitation at the point of need”.

 

Main Responsibilities of the role:

 

  • To assist the Service Manager in the development of the Service, ensuring best practice and innovative services are available to service users.
  • To work in close conjunction with the other agencies to improve the services and opportunities for service users
  • Deputise for the Service Manager when required.
  • Provide line management supervision to designated team, as agreed with the Service Manager.
  • Ensure that all allocated staff have appropriate personal development plans, and are appropriately supported to deliver these plans.
  • To ensure that absenteeism is maintained, on or below, the agreed levels for the service, ensuring that appropriate support and action is taken to achieve this.
  • To ensure that high standards of professional performance are maintained by staff working in the service at all times through adherence to the policy and procedural framework/processes
  • To ensure that disciplinary and grievance procedures are effectively managed, including the undertaking of investigations, and the conducting of disciplinary interviews as directed by the Service Manager.
  • To participate and contribute to the development of an annual plan for the Service which reflects the objectives set by the management board
  • To ensure that regular staff meetings take place and are fully recorded.
  • To ensure that service users and office records are accurately maintained on a timely basis.
  • To ensure that adequate staff is on duty at all times that appropriate staff rotas have been prepared and that arrangements are in place for the use of agency/bank workers as a last resort.
  • To assist HR in the maintenance and development (via recommendation/ referrals) of a pool of agency workers, to provide cover as a last resort when permanent staff are absent.
  • To ensure that all Service Users have an allocated Recovery Support Worker and that Recovery Plans and Risk Assessments are in place for all service users and are monitored quarterly as minimum.
  • To ensure that professional awareness of best practice and service innovation is maintained and shared with all Service staff.
  • To encourage Service User involvement and initiatives within the Service as well as within the wider organisational level initiatives and services
  • Ensure absolute adherence to Penrose Confidentiality Policy and all other associated policies and procedures
  • To assist the Service Manager in his/her responsibility for the scheme’s budget and help account for any variances
  • Support the Service Manager in the production of an annual budget for the Project.
  • Assist in providing on time reporting and submission of information to Central Office functions, such as training record updates, performance statistics for KPI monitoring and Quality & Performance for commissioners, payroll etc…,
  • Actively support the Service Manager in ensuring all Penrose policies and procedures are appropriately understood, followed and implemented at the Project
  • Generate and submit reports as requested by the Service Manager
  • Promote and encourage best practice in Health & Safety and Environmental issues
  • Assist/or be responsible for reporting any incidents/accidents occurring at the Service to the appropriate Service Manager, HR and the competent Health & Safety person. To conduct initial investigations into the incident/accident and provide appropriate report
  • Ensure all RIDDOR incidents are reported in a timely fashion
  • Ensure COSHH and Risk assessments records are maintained and available for reference and use
  • Assist in the review the Service’s continuity plan and update Service Manager on any significant changes/risks

 

Applicants must:

  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 in either: Health & Social Care / Community Justice / Mental Health. In addition a Management qualification would be highly desirable
  • Have recent and relevant experience of managing staff within a Mental Health setting
  • Be experienced in working in a rehabilitation service
  • Possess an excellent knowledge and practical application of key legislation including Equality, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Social Care, Housing and Health & Safety.
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of understanding the needs of vulnerable individuals who may have an array of needs such as housing, mental health, substance misuse, offending, learning difficulties and physical health issues.

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

If you have a passion for Team Leading within a Mental Health recovery setting and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you!

 

If you would like to join our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

 

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview on 17th and 18th May 2018 where you will have the chance to meet our Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead so please ensure you are available on these dates

 

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

 

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

 

 

 

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Mental Health Positive Engagement Worker

Department: Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health
Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Shift based

Job description:

Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health Service Croydon is a brand new service launching on 1st August 2018.

We are seeking a number of motivated and enthusiastic Positive Engagement Workers to help us build an outstanding team to help develop and facilitate Service User participation and engagement and support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

We have new and exciting opportunities for Positive Engagement workers in our new step-down service which is based across several sites in the London Borough of Croydon. Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM). We operate from our main high and medium support hub which is based near Croydon centre.

We support adults males, females, young people and autistic service users with complex needs from stabilisation through to recovery, and support the transition to independent living in the community.

Penrose’s Options mission is:  “To ensure we deliver high quality support, health and social care through prevention, early intervention, recovery and rehabilitation at the point of need”.

Main Responsibilities of the role:

  • To develop Penrose services to support service users in contributing to the wider community.
  • To facilitate and deliver activities to engage service users who historically do not engage
  • To develop and facilitate the Volunteer and Peer Mentoring support programme
  • To engage Recovery Workers/ Positive Engagement Workers to communicate the importance of service user involvement and the benefits it holds
  • To develop genuine Service User led services across all services using a psychologically informed environment (PIE) model Penrose
  • Provide leadership, support and guidance to the Service volunteers
  • Participate in the induction of volunteers to ensure that they are aware of their duties and the policies, practice and values of Penrose.
  • Chair and record regular volunteers and service user meetings
  • Develop significant contacts and partnership working to design a programme of workshops and opportunities for service users and the wider community
  • Positively promote service user involvement and engagement throughout the staff teams and services
  • To work in partnership with external projects and organisations to facilitate increased opportunities for service users
  • Attend promotional and social events to engage with other business that we can work with and to promote Penrose.
  • To develop a Supported Pathway of Employability as part of a local development team

 

Applicants must:

  • Have hold a minimum of NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care / Community Justice
  • Have recent experience working with offenders who may have mental health or substance misuse issues
  • Have the proven ability to motivate, empower and encourage others
  • Be personable and approachable who will communicate and engage effectively with our Service Users
  • Have experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professional agencies
  • Have an excellent understanding of the housing and social needs of service users with complex needs including knowledge of legislation relating to Social Care, Housing and Criminal Justice and Mental Health.

 

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

If you have a passion for Service User Engagement and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

 

If you would like to join our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

 

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview on 17th and 18th May 2018 where you will have the chance to meet our Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead so please ensure you are available on these dates

 

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

 

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mental Health Recovery Worker

Department: Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health
Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Shift based

Job description:

Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health Service Croydon is a brand new service launching on 1st August 2018.

We are seeking passionate and empathic Mental Health Recovery Workers to help us build an outstanding team to help support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

We have new and exciting opportunities for Mental Health Recovery workers in our new step-down service which is based across several sites in the London Borough of Croydon. Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM). We operate from our main high and medium support hub which is based near Croydon centre.

We support adults males, females, young people and autistic service users with complex needs from stabilisation through to recovery, and support the transition to independent living in the community.

Penrose’s Options mission is:  “To ensure we deliver high quality support, health and social care through prevention, early intervention, recovery and rehabilitation at the point of need”.

 

Main Responsibilities of the role:

  • Responsible for interviewing potential service users to assess their motivations, barriers to engagement and identify potential risks.
  • Plan and co-ordinate individual support and resettlement packages for the Service User liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
  • Provide/arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.
  • To assist the Service Manager in managing health and safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control, across the team
  • Sign up new service users with appropriate Tenancy Agreement following correct procedures. Assist them to take up occupancy of their room and provide them with induction, including information on the conditions of their tenancy, tenant’s charter, Penrose policies and procedures and relevant local information in consultation with RSL’s.
  • Carry out pre-void inspections of Penrose properties making arrangements with service users for replacement or repair of Penrose property.
  • To complete reports (either electronically or written), including service user’s support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers, members of the management board and other agencies, as directed by your line manager in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with policy and procedure
  • To input and extract information from computerised packages, client monitoring system, and other database systems.
  • Collect and monitor payments of rents and service charges, deal with service users that are in arrears whilst liaising with housing benefit and DSS concerning direct pay
  • Attend internal and external meetings and training as directed by your line manager
  • Ensure all the organisations rules/policies regarding Health, Safety and the Environment are strictly adhered to and that safe working practices are adopted at all times and risk assessments are both carried out and followed
  • Report any concerns relating to health and safety issues at the earliest opportunity to your line manager

 

Applicants must:

  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 in either Health & Social Care or Community Justice
  • Have experience of working with offenders with a history of mental health or substance misuse issues
  • Have experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professional agencies
  • Have an excellent understanding of the housing and social needs of service users with complex needs including knowledge of legislation relating to Social Care, Housing and Criminal Justice and Mental Health.

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

If you have a passion for Mental Health recovery and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

 

If you would like to join our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

 

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview on 17th and 18th May 2018 where you will have the chance to meet our Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead so please ensure you are available on these dates

 

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

 

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

 

 

 

 

Closing date: 6/5/18

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Nurse – Full-time / Part-time (Days or Nights)

Department: Brook Drive
Work Location: Lambeth
Salary: £25,291.86 + £5499.96 (recruitment & retention allowance) = £30791.82
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Nights

Job description:

Equinox Brook Drive are currently looking for highly capable and motivated Nurses for both day and night shifts who will be able to help carry out the day to day running of a busy 26 bed residential drug and alcohol detox unit based in South London.

Brook Drive is a CQC registered, residential community drug and alcohol detoxification unit, open 24 hours 365 days a year. The service provides medically supervised alcohol and drug detoxification programmes for people aged 18 and above. Many of our service users also have other needs including diagnosed mental ill health, pre-existing physical health needs and challenging life circumstances.

With over 500 service users per year, Brook Drive is a big and busy service with an NHS supported complex care pathway and a full time GP service integrated on site. There is a multidisciplinary staff team of 20, including nurses, recovery substance misuse/mental health workers, complimentary therapy workers and group workers.

 

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the successful medical detox from alcohol + substances.
  • Provide key work and support planning for service users to help successful completion of their detoxification programme.
  • Provide appropriate nursing and psychosocial interventions, including group work programme, administering medication and supervising the physical withdrawal of service users within appropriate clinical governance frameworks.
  • To maintain an environment whereby service users are given choice and involved as much as possible in their treatment and service provision.
  • Assist service users to identify their aftercare options and liaise with Care Managers to ensure that service users have appropriate arrangements in place.
  • Monitor service users’ health care and wellbeing needs throughout the detoxification process, arranging referrals to GP and/or providing personal care interventions as required.
  • Maintain a standard of care as required by Purchasers, CQC and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service.

 

Candidate will have some or all of the following:

  • First level RN qualification
  • Up to date certification in anaphylaxis, inoculations, First Aid & CPR
  • Experience of working with adults with alcohol or drug misuse problems
  • Experience of working in an accommodation based support service.
  • Understanding of a Recovery focused service provision
  • Experience of Support-planning, key-working and risk assessments / risk planning

If you are dynamic and driven with an attention to detail, ability to problem solve and can relate to this client group then this could be the perfect role for you.

If you would like to join our team then please apply by sending your CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism and other forms of negative discrimination through the Groups policies and procedures

Closing date: 27/4/18

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Dual Diagnosis Specialist Worker

Department: Fulfilling Lives
Work Location: Brighton
Salary: £31,472
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday / 9am-5pm

Job description:

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and driven individual to work within the Fulfilling Lives Brighton team which is based within Equinox outreach services in Brighton. The post holder will work intensely with a small caseload of clients with dual diagnosis issues.

The main focus of the role is to work with individuals with multiple and complex needs identified as having a dual diagnosis; whose needs are either not being met by existing services or not accessing existing services

Applicants must have evidenced extensive experience of working in the field of multiple and complex needs including homelessness, substance misuse, mental health and offending. We are looking for experience of positive partnership working and collaboration, a creative and solution focused attitude to problem solving and the ability to communicate with a wide range of different stakeholders.

For more information and application details please go to www.equinoxcare.org.uk

Fulfilling Lives, Complex Needs South East Project

The Big Lottery Fund is supporting people with complex needs in 12 areas of England, with a national investment of £112m.

As well as supporting people, the funding will evidence more effective and efficient ways for designing, commissioning and delivering support services for this group in the future.

The purpose of the Fulfilling Lives Project is to bring about lasting change in how services work with people with multiple and complex needs.

For an informal discussion about the role please call Will Williams on 07740948714 or Jo Rogers on 07584206153

To find out more about the project go to http://www.bht.org.uk/services/fulfilling-lives/

 

Closing date: 23/4/18

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Mental Health Team Leader

Department: Equinox Lewisham
Work Location: Lewisham
Salary: £31665.38
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 7.5 hour shifts between 9am-9pm

Job description:

Equinox Care is currently looking to recruit an inspiring and dynamic Team Leader to join our Equinox Lewisham Service.

 

Equinox Lewisham provides accommodation based support housing and assertive outreach for 43 adults with mental health support needs across 6 sites and  includes specialist female and early intervention services.  Many of our service users have secondary needs including forensic history, substance misuse and/or a history of homelessness.  We use a recovery focused approach to enable them to increase independence and take informed control of their lives. We encourage clients to develop coping strategies and supportive relationships to empower them to maintain good mental health.  We work with our service users to reintegrate into the wider community and lead happy and fulfilling lives.

 

Purpose of Role

Working alongside the Service Manager the Team Leader will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that service users consistently receive a recovery focused, personalised and response service which adheres to best practice guidelines which achieves a high level of positive outcomes and meets the needs of commissioners.
  • Managing staff to ensure they are supported to develop their practice and perform to a consistently high standard.
  • Ensure the service is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of service users, commissioners and the wider community.
  • Ensure that service users are empowered to be involved in all aspects of service delivery and development.
  • Ensure that the service meets all relevant statutory and legislative responsibilities.

Candidate will have some or all of the following:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults with complex needs including mental health problems.
  • Experience of working in an accommodation based support service.
  • Understanding of the Recovery Model as it relates to mental health.
  • Experience of leading and managing staff

If you would like to join our and lead our team then please apply by sending your CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk .

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism and other forms of negative discrimination through the Groups policies and procedures

 

Closing date: 27/4/18

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