Recovery Worker - D2A
You will be required to assess service users who are wishing to return to their own home following a hospital stay; you will carry out assessment over a 2 to 12 week period to ensure they are able to manage living in the community and identifying what support they may require staying in their own home. You will carry out both verbal and practical assessments, documenting your findings to be able to give a report as to whether or not you feel they are in a safe environment and what their support needs will be.
Some of the assessments you will expected to carry out are listed below:
- Daily living skills
- Financial planning/benefits
- Health and safety in the home
- Personal care
- Attending appointments
- Social needs/skills
- Meal planning
- Emotional needs
Full time - outreach worker covering whole of Hertfordshire therefore a car and driving license are essential.
No matter how complex someone’s mental health needs, you’ll provide support that helps individuals to decrease isolation, integrate into the community and make the most of every new opportunity.
The Ideal Candidate
Every individual is unique and every person requires support that’s purpose-built for them.
It’s an extremely varied Recovery Worker role that could include some evening or weekend visits (although it’s largely Mon-Fri 9-5), so flexibility and a car are important – especially as our catchment area covers the whole of Hertfordshire, your base will be in Stevenage at our Midpoint office. We also look for Recovery Workers with the IT skills needed to write up reports, and excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with mental health needs. As a Recovery Worker with a sector leader within mental health, you will work with people within the community in their own homes. Raising the bar for people-centred outreach services, you’ll enable people to learn the skills and knowledge they need to understand and manage their own situation more independently.
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.
Running health facilities and 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 mental health, progress a Recovery Worker career with real value.