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Job title
Recovery Worker
Work location
Ealing, London
£22, 865 per annum
Hours per week
Shift pattern
12.5 hour shifts per day - 8:00am - 8:30pm (including weekends and bank holiday)
Closing date
7 November 2021

Job overview

Do you have a genuine passion and felt purpose to help people? Would you say that you believe everyone deserves a second chance regardless of their past circumstances? Would you like to be part of an organisation that supports, cares and empowers these individuals?

If you have said yes to all the above, then this could be the perfect role for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and experienced Recovery Worker to join our substance misuse services based in Ealing, London. As a Recovery Worker, you will have responsibility for providing high quality support services in line with the SIG:Equinox's Mission, Values and Strategy. The successful candidate will have experience of working with adults who are vulnerable and have multiple and complex needs. You must be willing to work flexibly, which includes weekday hours, evenings and weekend working.

About the role:

You will support Service Users to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes by offering a flexible, recovery focused accommodation service for single homeless people with multiple needs who have experienced complex trauma. To support Service Users to establish a weekly routine, develop their life skills and become more self-reliant, so that they can improve their quality of life and move on to independent living within agreed time frames. To work with service users and colleagues to create a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) that promotes health and well-being.

Passionate about people and enhancing the health and well-being of our service users, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you make the role your own, within a friendly multi-disciplinary team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall programme using a recovery focused approach
  • Provide key work and co-produced support planning for Service Users, with relevant interventions such as life skills support, to help successful recovery in line with Service Users’ personal goals.
  • Encourage Service Users to develop social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and reintegrate into the wider community.
  • Explore resettlement options for Service Users and assist them to move on successfully to appropriate housing options.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of a healthy, safe and psychologically informed environment that includes the security of the building, fabric and grounds.
  • To complete reports, including support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers as required in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Encourage and support Service Users to participate in the running and development of the service and activities/interventions that support self-management and independent living.

Experience Required:

  • QCF/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care qualification or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience of working in a recovery-focused environment
  • Ability to engage, motivate and support service users through group and one to one intervention
  • Experience of conducting risk assessments and developing, implementing and evaluating risk management plans including if safeguarding risk
  • Experience of conducting assessments and developing and implementing care plans
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