Salary: £24,234 per year rising to £24,408 after completing three years and probation

Job Title: Recovery Worker
Reporting to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Interview Date: 21st February 2023

About the Service/Department
Villiers Road is a supported accommodation-based service comprising of 9 units for women and men who have severe and enduring mental health needs.

Toplocks and Bayham service provides outreach support (Monday to Friday) to 10 service users in their own flats in Southall and West Ealing who have mental health needs.

With an emphasis on supporting the transition for service users, the service has a strong focus on empowering people on their journey towards independence and recovery.

The service enables people to develop the life skills required to maintain their independence in the community thus preventing the use of more institutional forms of care and hospital admissions and move on to less supported ‘step down’ accommodation, or independently in the community.

About the role
Empower a caseload of service users to manage their health and wellbeing, maintain their independence, identify their strengths, and achieve their goals and aspirations, under the direction of the Service Manager

Some other main responsibilities of the role include:

  • To carry out individual one to one session with service users and, where appropriate, to support them to develop their own wellness, recovery action plan
  • To work with volunteers to offer life skills development for service users such as supporting to oversee co-produced activities
  • To actively participate in continued professional development and supervision to be able to support service users with a range of mental health issues and associated impacts including thoughts of self-harm, drug and alcohol use and behaviour which may be experienced as challenging

About you

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative and to oversee induction of volunteers
  • Good IT skills that include a working knowledge of functions in MS Word, Outlook and the internet
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • The ability to work with people who may display challenging behaviour and to defuse potentially difficult situations
  • Having a solution focused approach and the capacity to work constructively and collaboratively towards problem solving
  • Being optimistic about the possibility of change and the clients’ capacity to change
  • A calm, non-judgemental and anti-discriminatory approach
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours. Early and late shifts from Monday to Friday and on occasional weekends as part of a team rota when required
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately

Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.

What Hestia offers

  • Holiday allowance of 25 days / 195 hours per annum plus 8 days / 62.4 hours public holidays
  • Company Pension
  • Learning and Development Opportunities (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9-month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
  • Hestia Rewards exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, gym membership discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools including our Employee Assistance Programme, Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL) and some roles include Clinical Supervision
  • Other benefits such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).
  • If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.

Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughout their employment with Hestia.

Please note
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.

This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.

We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.

We welcome application from individuals from all backgrounds, but particularly encourage applications from individuals from Black heritage or Brown (Asian) heritage backgrounds, due to identified underrepresented of these groups at our senior operational levels.

Guaranteed interview scheme

Hestia operates a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities (including long term health conditions) who meet the minimum criteria for this role.

How to apply
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