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Recovery Worker

  • Job reference: DC-RECOVER-DERB-0818
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Adults, Older Adults
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Job description: Would you be interested in working in a psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery unit in the Derby area? Do you have experience working in a Mental Health setting? Are you flexible with regards to shift pattern?

I am looking for a Recovery worker for a 3-4 Month Contract in Derby. The role is to start ASAP and you would be working on a shift rota. The residential unit carters for people suffering from mental health problems and provides specialist care for a variety of conditions including Anorexia, Bulimia, Self Harming, Bipolar, Manic Depression and Schizophrenia. The service received a Good rating at it's last CQC inspection.

Rate of pay - Ltd or Umbrella company options available.

Standard: £13.26 Ltd Company per hour (equivalent to £10.50 PAYE)

Bank Hols: £19.88 Ltd Company per hour (equivalent to £15.75 PAYE)

Hours of work:

Various: days, lates, waking nights & weekends

The Role:

Support service users in the development of emotional management skills, personal and life skills with the aim of attaining greater independence and self esteem.
Implement a structured support and safety planning programme with service users to deliver agreed outcomes
Develop domestic management and finance management skills with service users in order to allow increased and improved access to support from this and other services.
Liaise with external agencies, making referrals as required
Support sessional staff and volunteers in carrying out their duties
Using the RF Client Management System, keep accurate records of service user assessments.
Develop links and referral pathways with a range of agencies including, DWP, accommodation services, health services, police etc
Participate in group work programme to assist service users to deal with substance abuse, mental or physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse
Participate in the weekly rota system and provide on call duties to the service users overnight and at weekends if required.
Cover the support helpline and drop in centres on a rota basis.
Positively promote the service at all times, including participating in community education initiatives, raising awareness of therapeutic community aims and objectives and taking part in activities designed specifically to publicise the service


ability to Teach/facilitate life and social skills Remain calm in challenging/stressful situations Be creative in finding solutions to unfamiliar situations Be a dynamic team member Have an understanding of working with this service user group Work a variety of shifts.