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Night Helpline Recovery Worker

Job Introduction

At Turning Point, we support people across England with mental health issues. Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience, training, and education you need to progress in your career with us.

The Leicestershire Mental Health Central Access Point provides a listening ear and emotional support to a range of people within Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. The helpline supports adults and their families, who may be experiencing difficulties with managing their mental health, through telephone-based support, that explores coping mechanisms and provides information on accessible organisations and services within the local area. Professionals and other organisations are also able to contact the helpline for advice or information on working with people who may be struggling with their mental health.

Our team of dedicated Recovery Workers are on hand to provide confidential support, discuss emotional and practical issues someone might be facing, and explore strategies that may help an individual to cope with their situation.

So, if you are someone who wants to make a difference in the lives of the people we support, this opportunity is perfect for you.

We have full-time opportunities available; the service is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Our candidate will be working a mixture of shifts on a 24-hour rolling rota, including bank holidays, evenings, waking nights and weekends.

Please note that the role is based at the Anstey Frith House Leicester.

Role Responsibility

As a helpline recovery worker, you will be a key member of our team, providing emotional support and a listening ear to a wide range of callers.

You will use your knowledge and skills to explore issues relating to mental health and other wider social issues and signpost callers to relevant organisations. You will support callers to utilise coping strategies and offer support and guidance on learning new skills that promote wellbeing. You will be experienced in supporting individuals through emotional distress and crisis situations.

As a helpline recovery worker, you will use your ability to think on your feet to help callers manage their distress and provide crisis support where needed.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who can use their knowledge and experience to support individuals with their mental health in a compassionate and recovery focused way. With a naturally ability to make people feel calm and listened to, our candidate uses their skills to help a wide range of callers.

Ideally our candidate has experience in the mental health sector and has a proven track record of supporting individuals in distress. Excellent communication skills are essential as well as a calm and professional attitude or is experienced in working with a wide range of other organisations from statutory to third sector.

About us

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to buy or sell additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

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