Recovery Support Worker (Specialist Support) .
LCH provide support and housing in London for people who may be homeless, have a learning disability or a mental health need. Our aim is to provide a safe and secure environment to help people recover and maximise their potential. LCH’s services place people at the heart of their communities and help them to develop the skills to live independent lives in the way they choose. LCH work with local people in an environment that promotes and embraces diversity and the differences that make people individuals.
Position: Recovery Support Worker
Location: Brentford, London
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 40 Hours per week (24 hour shift pattern)
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Benefits: Annual Leave, 25 days per annum plus Bank Holidays. Interest Free Travel Loan After completion of probationary period, Pension.
About the role:
You will participate in carrying out service response, working with specialist support skills as part of a team providing an environment where people with complex and challenging needs are encouraged to live as independently as possible, using an assertive model of engagement, recovery-focused approach and individually tailor recovery plans to help customers to develop and expand their life skills so that they can lead full and active lives within the community.
- Offer specialist, recovery focused support to customers
- Support the transition of customer from acute care to living in the community
- Assess customers’ longer-term housing and support needs
- Identify and address practical, social and financial problems with a bearing on customers’ mental wellbeing and / or ability to move on
- Assist in supporting the development of other Support Workers
- Key work customer (s) as assigned
- Monitor and evaluate progress against recovery plan(s) and Working Practice Risk Management (WPRM) with customer(s), line manager and relevant agencies
- Hold key work meetings with customer(s) in line with Cyrenians’ practices
- Liaise with relevant agencies, carers and other stakeholders as appropriate
- Work in partnership with relevant WLMHT clinical staff to deliver joined up support and treatment
- Create harm minimisation plan with customer(s) to minimise substance abuse
- Take lead in identifying potential risk of harm and abuse to customer(s) and others and develop and implement risk management strategies
- Encourage customer(s) to reduce their risk in involvement with the criminal justice system where appropriate
- Monitor customer(s) physical health and encourage them to develop healthy lifestyles, including developing physical health care plans and implement. Liaise with the GP or any specialists as appropriate
- Enable customer(s) to attend external activities and become networked into local services in order to engage in meaningful daytime activities
- Encourage and assist customer(s) to enhance their “life skills”, improve money management and budgeting, including access to welfare benefits, access education leisure and recreational facilities, access primary and secondary health services, take up education and training opportunities, access employment opportunities where appropriate, develop their own wider support network and challenge discrimination appropriately
- Handle any cash transactions in accordance with laid down procedures
- Attend regular performance management meetings, staff meetings and any other meeting as directed by the Project Manager
- Ensure safeguarding protocols are followed
You will have a relevant qualification e.g. Qualified Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or a degree related to health and social care or equivalent, and experience of working in a community setting with adults who have complex needs and challenging behaviour, mental health issues and substance misuse, and homelessness and forensic histories. You will recognise and respond to deterioration in service users’ physical / mental health, and devise strategies to keep them well.
Applicants must state clearly on their application form the ways in which their skills and experience meet all the selection criteria in the Person Specification. If you do not adequately address each and every one of these in your application, we will not be able to shortlist you.
Under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999, LCH has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to work in the UK. Consequently before you can commence work you will be expected to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK. This may be your birth certificate, passport, work permit or other document confirming your right to work in the UK.
This post is subject to satisfactory references, pre appointment Health Assessment and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
You may have experience of the following: Recovery Support Worker, Senior Support Worker, Specialist Support Worker, Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care, Social Worker, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Care Worker, Care Staff, Complex Needs, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.