Recovery Worker - Beacon Lodge
At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with mental health issues. 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. Beacon Lodge is a mental health step down unit that supports people to transition from acute mental health wards back into the community. 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 to manage your own small caseload and 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. As a Recovery Worker, you’ll work with individuals on their recovery, housing and benefits, devising individually tailored support and risk management plans and ensuring effective discharge planning. 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 waking night shifts including alternate weekends.
The Ideal Candidate
Suitably qualified, with ideally over two years’ experience in the mental health sector, 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. Having knowledge of housing issues and benefits would be beneficial. 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.
Running support services on a not–for–profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care – and our people. So, if you’re ambitious and focused on helping people with mental health issues, join us as a Project Worker and progress a career with real value.
What benefits will I receive?
- 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.
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.