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Job title
Recovery Worker
Work location
Hammersmith & Fulham, London
Salary
£22, 865 per annum
Contract
Permanent
Hours per week
37.5
Closing date
5 December 2021 - closed

Job overview

Recruitment closed

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 highly motivated Recovery Worker to join us in supporting service users to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes by offering a flexible, recovery focused accommodation service for single homeless people with multiple and complex needs who have experienced complex trauma.

Based in Hammersmith & Fulham, you will work across two residential sites supporting both men and women and be responsible for providing high quality support services. As a Recovery Worker, you will work directly with our service users, delivering bespoke person centred support plans in order to assist them to move on to appropriate housing options.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Liaise with relevant and appropriate agencies and services to provide information, advice, support and treatment where necessary in relation to physical and mental health, substance misuse, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs
  • 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:

  • Direct experience of working in reintegration and rehabilitation services or similar services with a recovery focus
  • Experience of recovery focused key working, support planning, needs and risk assessment
  • An understanding of the needs of vulnerable people who may also have mental health, offending or substance misuse problems
  • Ability to build effective working relationships across multiple teams both inside and outside the organisation. Be able to sustain these through sometimes complex situations
  • Good problem solver and willingness to demonstrate flexibility
  • Well-developed organisational skills and the ability to see the bigger picture
  • Forward-thinker interested in continual improvement
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