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16,528.00 - 16,528.00  per year
£16,528 per annum pro rata plus sleep-in payments



Newcastle upon Tyne UK


Full time

Date posted

Nov 8, 2017

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MHM is one of the UK?s most innovative organisations working with people with complex needs.  We have a dedicated and experienced staff team of over 350 people providing a comprehensive range of services which cover every aspect of individuals? lives, from employment and housing to community support and psychological services. At MHM we help people achieve good mental and physical well being and live life to the full. Recovery Worker (Ref: FH89) Fixed Term 12 Months Contract - 37.5 hours per week £16,528 per annum pro rata plus sleep-in payments Based: Newcastle We believe in recovery at MHM and we are committed to providing services that support clients to travel their own recovery journey, and be at the heart of it. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is dedicated to providing high quality care and support to adults with mental health needs to enable them to live independently. Fairfield House is a residential care home in Newcastle for adults with mental health needs. As a Recovery Worker you will enable people to achieve their individual goals / outcomes and maximise their independence to move on from the service.You must have previous experience of working in a social care setting with people who have a range of complex needs, including mental health, and have the skills and ability to enable people to achieve their independence and to live safely. It is essential that you are qualified to NVQ / Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care, or equivalent, and that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are able to work as part of a team and to lone work. You must also have basic IT skills.This role will involve working shift patterns, including weekends, evenings and sleep in duties, therefore it is imperative that you are flexible to meet these demands.For an informal discussion, please contact Marie Patterson/ David Lewis on (0191) 2734614.In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate),child care voucher scheme, 25 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.Closing date: Sunday 19th November 2017.Interviews to be held on Thursday 30th November 2017.The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointmentPlease note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced criminal records and POVA disclosure will be sought in the event of a successful application. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. MHM is striving to become an Equal Opportunities Employer.  MHM Job Description  Job Title:Residential Recovery WorkerResponsible to:Registered ManagerReporting to:Registered Manager/Deputy Manager Main Purpose:The postholder will be based within a Registered Care Home that operates 24/7 and 365 days a year, therefore flexibility is needed in regard to evening and weekend working with a commitment to undertake sleep in duties. You willdeliver a range of recovery focussed support to clients which enables them to identify and realise personal recovery goals, ensuring that they are supported to achieve independence, well-being and recovery through access to information support and guidance.  Key responsibilities:1.To encourage service users to recognise, understand and manage factors that affect their mental wellbeing and physical health; this may include supporting service users directly with their personal care and dispensing medication.2.To ensure that recovery goals identified using MHM Support Planning and       outcome tools are met.3.To increase choice and involvement of service users by promoting participation in service planning, delivery and review and by accessing activities in the communitye.g. volunteering opportunities. 4. To empower individuals to identify and overcome obstacles to success in a achieving their self-determined goals engendering self-belief. 5. To record and feedback to clients about their progress and achievements and to identify further goals which help them achieve their aspirations. 6. To assist in service user referrals, risk assessment, review and crisis management via the care management / care programme approach. 7. To work with a range of partners and external agencies to ensure clients benefit from personalised and joined up support. 8. To work as a team member, sharing information and supporting colleagues,peer workers/volunteers ensuring they have the knowledge, information, and   resources to be successful in their roles and make a positive and valued contribution to the service. 9.To maintain accurate records as required by policies and procedures, using appropriatepaper and electronic systems. 10. To maintain timely, accurate details of clients service and support activities and outcomes achieved.11. To engage with community events, meetings and forums and local organisation and networks. 12. To promote the service and MHM. 13.To proactively contribute to continuously improving the service by making positivesuggestions, providing constructive feedback and assisting in the implementation ofagreed new ways of working. 14. To ensure your training and development needs are identified via supervision/appraisal and mandatory training is kept up to date  General Responsibilities To ensure  all MHM policies, procedures and protocols are adhered to To actively demonstrate commitment to MHM values and code of conduct and to actively promote mental health issues positively.To be responsible for their own CPD and to undertake training and development as required by their role To be responsible for their own and others health and safety.To undertake any other duties as required by Line Manager. Finance:1.To ensure that all authorisation procedures are adhered to in line with Mental Health Matters finance authorisation procedures. 2.To ensure the flow of relevant information to the Finance Department. Communication & administration:1.To keep all relevant records and information pertaining to area of responsibility and report information, where necessary your line manager, whilst working within the agreed administration procedures. 2. Ensure that your line manager is fully informed of any issues, which may effect the quality of service provision.3.To attend all relevant meetings both internally and externally.4.To provide reports as and when required. Guardian 24: You must register with Guardian 24 (G24) and use in every lone working situation You must report immediately any faults, problems or concerns regarding G24 to your line manager. Risk Assessment: You must follow all risk assessments plansYou must report any area of risk and/or changes or concerns You must review and update all risk assessments You must carry out risk assessments for your caseload and have these verified/authorised by your line manager.You must liaise with third parties regarding risk and risk assessments.    This job description is not exhaustive and is subject to continuous change, in consultation with the postholder. Please note this job description gives a statement of the general purpose of the job and provides an outline of the duties and responsibilities involved.  This does not constitute a contract of employment. Approved:Date:Job Title:  Approved:Date:Job Title:             Recovery Worker Person Specification  EssentialDesirableAssessed ByQualifications NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent   Application form   Skills & ExperienceExperience of residential care or similar social care setting working with people with a range of complex needs e.g. mental health, physical health, learning disabilities, drug and alcohol problems Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and demonstrate an understanding of sensitive and complex issues  Good interpersonal and listening skills Ability to obtain information from internal and external sources  Able to plan and prioritise workload and meet competing demands of a varied case load Provide personalised care and support to enable people to maximise their independence and move on Enable people to set and achieve goals/outcomes Carrying out risk assessments and risk management   Able to demonstrate a commitment to self-development, training and CPD Able to motivate, support clients Working with people on a one-to-one basis and / or in groups; lone working and able to work effectively unsupervised and as part of a team  Ability to engage clients in a wide range of recovery focussed activities Good IT skills including Microsoft Office packages  Able to keep good and accurate records Experience of identifying and co-ordinating a range of services to meet individual needs Working a shift system and sleep ? ins Experience of working in a recovery setting or a mental health service Understanding of CQC        Application Interview/Assessment     KnowledgeDignity and respect Recovery models Personalisation Mental Health Complex needs Adult safeguarding  Social inclusion Safe handling of medication Health and safety Infection prevention COSHH Food hygieneCare Quality Commission (CQC) AND THE Fundamental Standards of Quality and safety Mental Capacity Act and Code of Conduct Practice Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)Application form and InterviewPersonal SkillsFlexible ApproachResilient and able to work under pressure Approachable and able to build rapport  Empathic approach Non -  threatening communication Creative approach to support Interview Recovery Worker v2                                                                                                                                  Page 1 

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