Salary: £14,644 per year, rising to £15,062 per year, after 1 year and successful probation

Job Title: Recovery Worker (PT) – Mental Health
Reporting to: Team Manager
Contract: Permanent, Part Time
Interview Date: To be confirmed

About the Service/Department
This is an exciting opportunity to join a great team delivering a pioneering mental health Crisis Cove service commissioned by the CNWL Trust. The Cove has been designed to be a safe, warm, welcoming and recovery focused space for people in a mental health crisis who have been referred by CNWL clinical mental health teams. The aim is to de-escalate their mental health crisis and safety plan for their future by empowering them through self-management techniques, building their assets and advocating for their wishes. Standard operating hours are 14:00 – 22:00, Monday – Sunday (rota dependant).

About the role
To provide support to Harrow residents using the Harrow Cove service to reduce their crisis by offering a range of activities and interventions within the service during opening times.

Some other main responsibilities of the role include:

  • To provide support to Harrow residents using the Harrow Cove service to reduce their crisis by offering a range of activities and interventions within the service during opening times
  • To maintain accurate records of Service User visits, support and interventions provided and any outcomes
  • To take part in promoting and developing the service standards of the organisation

About you

  • Demonstrable experience of working with individuals who have experienced mental health and/or dual diagnosis issues
  • Knowledge of issues affecting those individuals with a range of mental health conditions including crisis management, how to communicate effectively with these individuals and how to support them with dignity and respect
  • Knowledge of relevant Mental Health legislation i.e. Care Program Approach (CPA) processes
  • Understanding of the principles of recovery as an ethos and a range of recovery approaches
  • Ability to work as part of a team, on own initiative and to oversee induction of new peer staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work with statutory services i.e. NHS at the front line
  • Working with Peer Support Workers as an integral part of the team
  • Awareness of health and safety issues
  • Ability to work Monday – Sunday, 14:00 – 22:00, including working bank holidays (rota based).
  • Good IT skills that includes a working knowledge of functions in MS Word, Outlook and the internet
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills, able to produce clear written correspondence in hard copy or email
  • Ability to complete and record basic financial transactions, i.e. managing petty cash
  • 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 25days/195hours per annum plus 8days/62.4hours public holidays (pro rata)
  • 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.

Disability confident
Hestia is a disability confident employer, committed to the employment and career development of individual with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for. We will also accommodate reasonable adjustment during the selection and interview process and throughout your employment with us.

Hestia positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. But we particularly welcome individuals from an ethnic minority background and those with disabilities to apply. As an organisation, we are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and value the skills, abilities, talent and experiences, different people and communities bring to our organisation.

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