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Job title
Forensic Mental Health Recovery Worker
Work location
Lewisham, London
Salary
£22, 865 per annum
Contract
Permanent
Hours per week
37.5
Shift pattern
Monday to Sunday on a weekly rota basis (to include bank holidays)
Closing date
14 December 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 of the questions above, then this could be the perfect role for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and proactive professional to join our team in New Cross as a Forensic Mental Health Recovery Worker. New hope is a 24 hour CQC registered service that provides a well-coordinated blend of clinical and accommodation outreach services. The service provides support for vulnerable male adults with a diagnosis of mental ill health, forensic history and may also have personality disorder; substance misuse and/or a history of homelessness.

As a Recovery Worker your role is to support service users to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes, by offering a person centred recovery based service and supporting them to maximise their independence and work towards moving on, enabling our service users to lead more fulfilling lives. You will encourage service users to develop coping strategies and supportive relationships to empower them to maintain their mental health and will also work with them to be a part of the wider community through volunteering, education or social placements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall programme using a recovery focused approach.
  • Act as a key worker and a link worker for named service users and in this role contribute to the development of support plans, risk assessments and subsequent reviews for allocated service users
  • Deliver life skills training and support to prepare service users for successful independent living.
  • Encourage service users to establish social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and to socially integrate.
  • Provide practical and emotional support to all service users of the Service, ensuring that they are treated with respect and dignity at all times

Experience Required:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care/QCF qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of delivery a recovery-focused provision to vulnerable adults with support needs, including complex needs
  • Experience of working with ex-offenders with mental health issues / substance misuse / challenging /chaotic behaviours
  • Experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professional to bring the plans to fruition
  • Proven ability to form effective, positive and motivational relationships.
  • Understanding and practical application of key legislation regarding social care, housing, criminal justice and mental health
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