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Job title
Positive Engagement Worker
Work location
Croydon, London
£22, 865 per annum
Hours per week
Shift pattern
Monday to Friday between 8am - 6pm on a weekly rota basis
Closing date
18 January 2021 - closed
Supporting documents
Positive-Engagement-Worker Job Description

Job overview

Recruitment closed

We are currently recruiting for a highly motivated Positive Engagement Worker to join our Forensic Mental Health Services based in Croydon to develop and facilitate Service User participation and engagement. The Engagement Worker will support recovery related activities for Service users to engage with and promote recovery and independent living where appropriate.

Passionate about people, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to rehabilitate and reintegrate Service Users back into the community by providing pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable successful resettlements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To develop SIG Penrose services to support service users in contributing to the wider community
  • To facilitate and deliver activities to engage service users who historically do not engage
  • To develop and facilitate the Volunteer and Peer Mentoring support programme
  • To engage Recovery Workers/ Positive Engagement Workers to communicate the importance of service user involvement and the benefits it holds
  • To develop genuine Service User led services across all services using a psychologically informed environment (PIE) model Penrose
  • Build relationships and work collaboratively with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the service providing safer more integrated communities for all stakeholders

Experience Required:

  • NVQ / Diploma level 3 in Health & Social Care / Community Justice or professional equivalent
  • Experience of working with offenders who may have mental health issues / substance misuse / challenging chaotic¬† behaviours
  • On the job 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
  • Understanding and practical knowledge interventions of the social and societal marginalisation can be attached to people with mental health issues and complex needs
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral with both internally and externally with outside agencies and bodies
  • Sensitive to both clients and staff needs
  • Able to influence and negotiate positive outcomes with the clients and supporting professional bodies
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