Overview

Recovery Worker

REF: NWM/141
* Part Time – 26.25 Hours per Week, daytime between 10:30 am – 6:30 pm (this includes lunch break of 30 minutes each day). This will be on a rota basis which is to be determined.
* The service will run 365 days per year.
* Salary: £19,690.88 Per annum, pro rata rising to £20,130.75 pro rata (Please note the advertised salary is based on a 37.5 hour week).
* Location – Breckland House, St Nicholas Street.
* Sector leading Benefits: Pension, Online Discounts Portal, Financial advice, Long Service Awards, Health & Wellbeing Program AND Personal Development and Job Specific Training.
* We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive staff benefits package: Details available upon application.
About Us:
Please type in Norfolk and Waveney Mind, and REST into YouTube to find our more about us.
We have an Investors in People certification.
We are the leading mental health charity in Norfolk and Waveney, providing services which make a real difference to people’s lives.
We are a friendly, flexible and supportive employer.
You will be working in strong partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), Third Sector organisation, and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector.
We work to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, support people in their recovery and champion better services for all.
We believe that with the right support and resources everybody can create a life that feels meaningful to them.
We are a fast paced and growing organisation, so career progression is open to all.
We are proud to announce that in our most recent staff surveys, the overwhelming majority of our employees are happy to refer others to our organisation, and enjoy our friendly/supportive team environment!
The role:
We are looking for experienced Mental Health Recovery Workers, passionate about providing one to one emotional support to those in need of support and in crisis. As a valued Recovery Worker, you will be helping people to regain and refocus on their support networks while providing a safe place to regroup and improve social isolation and helping people to achieve their ambitions and potential.
Our Recovery workers support individuals to develop emotional management and personal life skills to achieve greater independence and self-esteem. You will help people to develop coping mechanisms and tools to better manage their mental health. You will be liaising with GPs, external agencies and community teams, making referrals as required.
You will be working in the REST Hub, which is an exciting new service located in Thetford, at the heart of the community and will operate a safe and friendly environment. It will be psychologically informed – in line with Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) principles. This service will offer a wide range of services to empower people to stay well in their community and at home.
As a Recovery Worker, you will join us in working hard to help people recover from mental health problems and develop resilience for the future. We are the leading mental health charity in Norfolk and Waveney, providing services which make a real difference to people’s lives. We are a friendly, flexible and supportive employer. You will be working in strong partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), Third Sector organisation, and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector.
Among Other Responsibilities You Will Be:
* Support individuals, possibly presenting in crisis (presenting in a range of ways, including low mood, depressive symptoms, anxiety, mania, self-harming, and experiencing suicidal thoughts) to develop their own safety plan and coping strategies to navigate the crisis situation.
* To facilitate and deliver workshops and sessions developed, providing support to individuals who attend them.
* Quickly establish appropriate, meaningful relationships with people referred to the REST Hub, supporting them to move out of immediate crisis.
* Connect this group of individuals with peer support workers to implement recovery principles within a community setting.
What we are looking for:
* Commitment to empower and support people in a way that inspires trust and confidence, motivating others to reach their potential.
* Experience of supporting people with their mental health within a professional setting.
* Driving license and motor vehicle, and a willingness to travel across your locality on a regular basis.
* Experience of working with people with complex needs who may be difficult to engage.
* An understanding of mental health difficulties, including the role of crisis support.
* Good IT and numeracy skills.
Please note the following:
This service operates 7 day per week, 365 days per year, and there will be a requirement to work flexibly during the week and at weekends.
Should you wish to have a friendly, and informal chat about the role, please call Sam Apeh (Community Welbeing Hub Manager) on Mobile: (phone number removed)

Sector Leading Benefits