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Job title
Recovery Worker – Women’s Services
Work location
Brighton and Hove
£21, 408 per annum
Fixed Term
Hours per week
Shift pattern
Monday to Friday
Closing date
7 August 2022 - closed

Job overview

Recruitment closed

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Recovery Support Worker to join our Brighton Women's services on a fixed term contract lasting until December 2022, which provides supported accommodation and recovery approach programmes for adult women with multiple and complex needs.

As a Recovery Support Worker, your role is to support service users to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes, by offering a person centred recovery-based service, enabling them to develop their skills and resilience and supporting them to maximise their independence. You will be expected to engage positively with services users, so that they can identify their own needs and benefit from appropriate support and treatment services, and move on to independent living and lead more happier, fulfilled lives.

If you are passionate about improving the lives of people we support, then this could be the perfect role for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide key work and 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.
  • To complete reports, including support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers as required in a timely and accurate manner.
  • 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:

  • Proven experience delivering person centred and recovery focused services to service users with mental health support needs, including complex needs or equivalent
  • Direct experience of working in reintegration and rehabilitation services or similar services with a recovery focus.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships across multiple teams both inside and outside the organisation.
  • Experience of developing and interpreting recovery plans and risk assessments.
  • Awareness and understanding of the issues faced by women with multiple and complex needs within a supported living setting.
  • Experience of working with other agencies and support services to achieve the best outcomes for service users.
  • Good reporting and I.T. skills.

Because of the nature of the duties of this post, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female, and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of that Act.

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