Recovery Worker

Hours per week: 36/48 hours per week Band 2: £18,000-£20,000 Ideally a graduate level / IT Savvy
• Working on inpatient wards in a mental health unit as part of the staff rota; this involves shift work and weekend work (but not night shifts). There are opportunities to work additional shifts if desired.
• Assisting nurses, psychologists and occupational therapists in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans.
• Providing therapeutic support and time, individually and in group settings, to a range of service users on a named ward or area.
• Working collaboratively with service users to promote their recovery & enhance social inclusion.
• Opportunities to work with assistant psychologists.
• Inhouse therapy training.
• Regular clinical supervision by a member of the Therapies team. The role will have a significant social & recreational element, which will require the development of effective therapeutic relationships. Qualifications, skills and abilities required for our Recovery Worker role:
• Psychology graduate ( desirable )
• Good general education
• Ability to drive and access to vehicle (due to location, beneficial)
• Experience of mental health services (as a worker/service user/carer; desirable )
• Experience of working in a social care setting ( desirable )
• Experience of liaising with other agencies ( desirable )
• Experience of recording factual information ( desirable )
• Experience of delivering care or support ( desirable )
• Experience of working in a forensic setting (desirable)
• Empathy, compassion and patience.
• Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users and carers.
• An understanding of the principle of confidentiality; the mental health system; the importance of choice in mental healthcare; the importance of service user involvement; and relevance of diversity and anti-discriminatory practices.
• Ability to create innovative solutions to help empower service users.
• Ability to provide practical support with daily living activities.
• Show ability to work well as a team member and on your own initiative.
• Good verbal, written and listening skills to enable completion of records, etc.
• Basic IT skills (ability to use a personal computer to write healthcare records).
• Ability to work to a prescribed care plan.
• Ability to manage time, travel and workloads effectively.
• Committed to the rights and needs of service users and their carers.
• A keenness to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of life for people with mental health problems and promote their independence.
• Ability to work with service users in a non-judgemental manner.
• Committed to promoting good practice and disclosing and challenging inappropriate conduct or practice.
• An ability to act calmly in emergencies and to respond in a professional manner to stressful and challenging behaviour.
• Have knowledge of planning and delivering groups (desirable) . This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/91714399

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