Recovery Worker - Aldbanks
At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with mental health issues and/or autism, they may also have other needs such as substance misuse. As a Recovery Worker, you’ll make a real difference to their lives as you work closely with them to help them achieve their potential. Aldbanks is a home in Dunstable, that provides the transition or the next step to becoming more independent and to be able to live in their community. You will need to be passionate about people; you’ll enjoy the scope and support individuals to gain the skills to live independently. With an emphasis on key working, you’ll need to work flexibly and to help with the day to day running of the service.
Raising the bar for person–centred care, you’ll provide a range of recovery focused support through key working sessions and group work. People’s lives will be truly changed by you as you enable and prepare them to gain new skills and help them find ways to promote their long term recovery and to further their own independence and skills to live in their own community. As a Recovery Worker, you’ll work with individuals on their recovery, devising individually tailored support and risk management plans as well as developing plans for people to go to the next step on their journey. Ultimately, you’ll play a vital role in helping them to gain skills and coping strategies, all while encouraging positive change and independence.
The role requires you to work on a 24 hour rolling rota consisting of day, evening and sleep in duties and including weekends and bank holidays.
The Ideal Candidate
Suitably qualified, with ideally with some experience in the mental health sector or with people with learning disabilities, complex needs or autism, it’s essential that you have a good understanding of the recovery model, together with a solution–focused attitude and a person–centred approach. You’ll be equally comfortable getting things done on your own initiative and as part of a team, and have no problems working in a fast–paced environment and adapting to challenging situations. And of course, you’ll be the sort of person who enjoys talking to people with different needs, is genuinely interested in helping them, and possesses a deep level of empathy, understanding and patience.
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?
Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:
- Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
- 28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
- Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
- Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
- Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
- Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.