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Waking Night Recovery Worker

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    Barnet, London

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    Support Worker

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    Up to £21944 per annum

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    9 months ago

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Job Description

Are you seeking a career as a Recovery Worker? Do you have a NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social care or equivalent? If so then I have the perfect career prospect for YOU!!!

Waking Night Mental Health Recovery Worker
40 hours full time - £21,944

My client is providing 3 Recovery Houses, 24 hour/7 days a week support services, for those with mental health issues. The Recovery Houses offers various interventions and treatments within the acute care pathway, working with clinical teams to maintain and improve quality of life. The services are based on service users needs and will only provide short-term accommodation up to 14 days to those who do not require inpatient admissions.

As a Waking Night Mental Health Recovery Workers are responsible for ensuring continuity of support service at night and for keeping service-users and the building safe. More specifically, you will:

- Understand the concept of Recovery and apply those principles to develop an environment and service that enhances recovery.
- Put the service-user at the centre of their support and promote optimism and hope for their increased independence
- Provide intensive support (both practical and emotional) to people undergoing a period of mental health related crisis.
- Act as a positive influence on service-users encouraging responsible behaviour and self reliance to people residing in the Service.
- Support people in a way that maximises their self-sufficiency and enables them to live independently upon discharge from the service

- To be flexible and responsive to the needs of service-users as directed by their personal support plan
- To provide recovery focused support to achieve personal goals/aspirations in partnership with service-users, family members and statutory agencies. To work with service-users on a one to one basis to achieve positive outcomes within a given service timeframe
- Create support/action plans for providing appropriate services based on the assessment and reflecting the services and resources available.
- Building supportive, trusting relationships with service-users and creating a positive atmosphere.
- Working proactively with other members of the team to handle the service caseload and administrative responsibilities.
- Excellent listening skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people who are in mental distress, including any who may be acutely unwell.
- To engage in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills.
- To work with the staff team to achieve the aims and the objectives of the service.
- To treat all information - both verbal and written - in accordance with policy`s on confidentiality.
- To act at all times in accordance with the aims, philosophy and practice of the service.
- Undertake any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as may be reasonably assigned

The ability to be self servicing in the terms of computer/word processing is a requirement of this post. If the appropriate I.T. skills are not gained by the recruitment stage, appropriate training may be provided.

- Minimum NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social care, or equivalent.
- Demonstrable experience of support work with people with mental health related support needs.

If you feel you`re suitable for the role or just have a general enquiry, then please send your up to date CV to Orion at BS Social Care: or contact me directly on 0208 918 1420.


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