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Job Vacancy - Salford Recovery Worker for Living Well

JOB TITLE:                            Living Well Salford Recovery Worker

PLACE OF WORK:              Various community spaces across Salford, including Listening Lounge Salford, Brunswick House and various outreach sites as appropriate.

HOURS OF WORK:               37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm with 30 mins unpaid lunch break, with some evening and/or weekend working required with time off in lieu. Overtime payments do not apply.

RESPONSIBLE TO:              Partnership Support Manager

 SALARY:                                £27,015 per annum

HOLIDAYS:                            Annual entitlement is based on 28 days paid holiday accrued on a monthly basis plus statutory public holidays.

PENSION:                              For staff who are eligible, we will operate a contributory pension scheme into which you will be auto-enrolled (subject to the conditions of the scheme).  START will contribute 5% towards the auto enrolment pension.

TRADE UNION:                    The Centre does not currently recognise a trade union, however you have the right to join or not to join a trade union of your choice.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This post is subject to a probationary period of six months.

OTHER CONDITIONS:          There will be an induction period of 4 weeks.

The post is not available for job share.

Grievance and disciplinary procedures are laid down in Centre Policies.

JOB PURPOSE:                    The Recovery Worker will act as a key worker for a number of individuals who are accessing Living Well due to mental health issues. As a keyworker you will develop excellent relationships with individuals to identify and understand their goals and aspirations and support each person to make steps towards achieving their identified goals.

The Living Well Team:         The team is made up of staff from different backgrounds and agencies, both clinical and non-clinical, including experts through lived experience. As key workers in the team we rely on each other’s strengths to support individuals to improve their mental health, reduce distress and create opportunities through community connections, employment and wider support networks.

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Providing face to face and telephone support to individuals.
  • Listening sensitively and recognising people’s strengths and potential.
  • Excellent record keeping and confidence when using computer systems and databases so experience here would be essential.
  • Empowering people to take control of their own wellbeing.
  • Developing relationships with individuals and their families.
  • Raising shared concerns via the daily huddle and weekly MDT meeting.
  • Carrying out home visits for 1:1 meeting where necessary.
  • Working with the wider Living Well MDT to support development and implementation of an action plan to support the individual.
  • Working with individuals to plan their support, and achieve the goals and outcomes that are important to them.
  • Accompanying clients to activities, using public transport where appropriate.
  • Actively participating and supporting the evaluation process.
  • Providing a gateway to the Living Well ‘Wider Network of Support’ including Statutory & VCSE services for specific issues relating to for example: loneliness, housing, debt, substance misuse and family support.

Main Duties:

  • Supporting the gathering of information from individuals on a 1:1 basis, either face to face or virtually, to support their journey within the service. This includes the use of tools such as ‘initial conversations’ and ‘My Story’ approaches.
  • Analysing individual’s stories, identifying areas of strength, opportunity and resilience and how these can be utilised to help themselves.
  • Identifying what is important to individuals, what potential networks of support they have and what their priorities are.
  • Working alongside team members, completing joint assessments and case work, delegating work to peers as and when required.
  • Using maps and tools that support collaboration and shared learning.
  • Helping individuals to make simple changes to their lifestyle and their environment.
  • Identifying barriers and challenges to maintaining or improving their wellbeing and independence.
  • Helping to remove barriers to ensure they have a clear path towards recovery.
  • Providing a range of interventions to support people to make steps in improving their mental health and well-being for example anxiety management, graded exposure, occupational activities and social connections to community.
  • Risk assessing.
  • Completing Safety Plans when required.
  • Actively listening to individuals who are in crisis and want to share their experiences.
  • Offering validation and reassurance.
  • Providing relational support during a crisis, to support recovery and onward journey
  • Supporting individuals to ensure a smooth transition onto their next steps using the Wider Network of Support e.g. employment, further education, training, work placements, volunteering and leisure activities.
  • Liaising with partners to expand opportunities for individuals: develop new links and nurture existing relationships.
  • Offering a variety of mental health interventions such as anxiety management, relaxation, managing mood and emotions.
  • Acting upon a duty and responsibility to protect and safeguard children and vulnerable adults. To be aware of and implement the child and adult at risk  protection  procedures  and  who  to  contact  within  the Living Well MDT & Alliance for further advice. Ongoing training will be provided to enable you to fulfil this responsibility.
  • Reading and understanding both START’s and the Living Well Salford Alliance’s policy documents for Safeguarding children and young people and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults. Ongoing training will be provided to enable you to fulfil this responsibility.
  • Line management of volunteers and freelance workers on relevant projects.
  • Representing Living Well Salford at relevant events
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role of the Recovery Worker.

How to Apply

Request the full Job Pack from email below.

A CV and covering statement outlining why you would be suitable for the role should be sent to kayleigh@startinspiringminds.org.uk by Thursday 20th June at 5pm.

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