Bank Recovery Worker - Brighton
Brighton Women’s Service launched in January 2018 and is a female-only residential project providing 9 high/complex needs beds and 9 medium needs beds. The service has a trauma informed approach using a PIE model. As a Recovery worker, you will have responsibility for providing high quality support services in line with the Equinox 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.
The attached Job Description sets out the responsibilities of Bank Staff.
The staff teams work in close collaboration with health partners and other agencies to ensure that the combined programme of specialist support enables service users to meet their personal goals.
It is the role of Bank Staff to provide effective care / support and assistance to service users. Bank Staff are based either in the registered care homes, residential projects or in the floating support teams, and may be offered assignments at any location.
The schemes provide support 7 days a week. Bank Staff provide cover based on a shift roster, which includes day, evening, night and weekend duty. Working patterns are dependent on individual schemes and are subject to review to ensure that staffing cover is planned to meet the needs of the service users.
Bank Staff posts encompass key areas of responsibility, plus other duties:
- Resettlement and Support Practice
- Housing and Property Management
- Liaison with the local community
- Health and Safety
- Equal opportunities
Person Specification – Bank Worker
- NVQ level 2 or above in Social Care, Community Justice or similar related subject
- Some experience of working with ex-offenders, persons with mental health ill health or substance misuse issues
- Experience of supporting the needs of vulnerable people and providing personal care
- Some experience of working with people with challenging / provocative behaviours
- Direct experience of providing housing related support, and practical assistance to vulnerable people
Key Skills and abilities:
- Ability to form effective therapeutic relationships
- Ability to deal with complex and challenging situations calmly and appropriately
- Ability make effective judgements
- Ability to undertake practical domestic tasks with service users
- Ability to liaise in a professional manner with other agencies, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Ability to take part (where appropriate) in joint work with staff
- Ability to maintain accurate records and write clear reports using accounting and word processing software.
In order to apply, please complete an application form and send it to our Recruitment Team along with an up to date CV before the advertised closing date: email@example.com